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Windows 7: Front audio Panel doesn't work (ASUS P7P55D motherboard)


27 Aug 2011   #1

win7 prof.
 
 
Front audio Panel doesn't work (ASUS P7P55D motherboard)

Hey there,

I'm using the onboard sound of my ASUS P7P55D motherboard.
The back audio connectors work fine, but I somehow can't use the front panel that I connected to the mobo (yellow cable).

Is there a trick or any setting to activate it with Windows 7 professional x64?

I also tried changing to AC97 in BIOS, didn't help...

thx!



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27 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check which it is that the csae has as they are wired differently between HD Audio and AC97,

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It is also possible that that fpaudio block is wired wrong and neither will work. If that is what it is it will take pulling and reseating the various wires in the block; not easy but can be done.


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27 Aug 2011   #3

win7 prof.
 
 

ah - I just added the BIOS option while you answered!

thx for your fast reply though!

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I also tried changing to AC97 in BIOS, didn't help...
I am not sure what kind of front panel that is - how to indicate that? The problem is that I can't access the back connector of the front panel that easily without deconstructing almot the whole system...

If I get that right, HD audio and AC97 plug into the same connector, so the cable is in the right spot either ways, isn't it?
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27 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cable's in the right spot, but can't tell from looking at it whether it is AC97 or HD Audio. If you don't have it check your case manufacturer's site for the manual and hopefully it will say which it is supposed to be.
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27 Aug 2011   #5

win7 prof.
 
 

found it, it's a CHIEFTEC BA-01B-B-B-400
says 2x USB2.0, 1x IEEE 1394 Firewire, Mic-in, Line-out (HD-Ready)

so the BIOS Setting was correct. Anything I need to activate in the audio settings?

thx
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29 Aug 2011   #6

win7 prof.
 
 

any other ideas? I'm not that familiar with audio settings in Windows 7 - but there are a lot of options so I assume it could be some wrong setting...
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29 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You've set the Front panel type to AC97, as mentioned.
You probably need to install the Realtek AC97 codec software.
I'm not sure if you can use it with the Realtek HD Audio software, so you may need to uninstall it.

You may be able to use both codecs together or it may be one of those either/or situations.
I don't know.
Good Luck!

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/
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29 Aug 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
You've set the Front panel type to AC97, as mentioned.
You probably need to install the Realtek AC97 codec software.
I'm not sure if you can use it with the Realtek HD Audio software, so you may need to uninstall it.
Doesn't work that way, the onboard audio still needs the HD driver. The only reason for that option in the bios is so that the fpaudio connectors on the motherboard can be connected to the front panel audio on the case regardless of how the case is wired.

Don't have anything here that has Realtek audio but found this elsewhere,

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Try it by matching that setting with the one in the bios until you hit the combo that works.


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29 Aug 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

On my case the cable from the front panel audio jacks has two plugs on it. One is AC97 and the other is HD Audio, each one is wired different. I have to match the BIOS setting to the plug I use.
This might help.
http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-aud...l-layouts.html

EDIT: If you can look though the manual fro your motherboard and see if it gives the pin out for the audio header. Then do the same thing with your case manual and compare the two to see if they match.
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29 Aug 2011   #10

win7 prof.
 
 

umm - I don't have any Realtek codec installed - didn't know I need that for onboard sound...thought they were making soundcards.
That's the one you mean? Realtek AC'97 - Freeware - EN - Download.CHIP.eu

my hardware manager mentions one HD audio device and an ATI HD audio device, nothing from realtek.

I don't get the jacks part - there is just that one for audio, so what should be wrong?

thx guys!
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