Quote: Originally Posted by questionesse
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?
On board sound still needs a driver
to work. It's still essentially a sound card its just built into the motherboard. Windows 7 may install drivers
for it but to get the full functionality you may have to install the driver package from your motherboard manufacturer. Go to the support section of your motherboard manufacturer and download the recommended driver for your model of motherboard. It should have the most likely hood of working correctly.
As for the front panel jacks, you need to know if they are AC97 or HD Audio, then set the motherboard BIOS to match them. The pin out of the connector has to match the pin out of the motherboard header.
EDIT: What is the make and model of your case?