|08 Aug 2013||#1|
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Windows 7 x64 no sound problem SOLVED, gigabyte GA965P-S2 motherboard
I upgraded my os from XP on my 8 year old hardware to windows 7 x64 and had an impossible time figuring out how to solve my NO SOUND issue. The green bars would jump around on the volume indicator when playing media but no sound would come out of my speakers. I found a lot of people asking the same question online with very few answers , and none that worked for me.
After installing several different drivers, I ended up downloading the one at this link:
which is the HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO CODECS software, not the AC'97 driver. After installing this, I rebooted, went to system>sound> and looked for the installed realtek control software in the sound folder. This opens the program which allows you to make adjustments to your sound. On the right corner, there is a diagram of the six input jacks that are on your motherboard. I clicked on the grey highlighted one (where the speaker jack was plugged in to) and selected HEADPHONE instead of whatever it was set to. Instantly I had sound.
I realize now that you need to select the specific output type for every jack that is being used. Since I (and probably most people) use a single stereo plug for those cheap little pc speakers, the headphone selection is the only one that will produce sound. All the other options refer to a specific speaker location in a surround sound setup and won't produce sound using the single stereo jack.
This fix may not be contingent on downloading the above specific codec software, but I was only able to adjust the output type after installing the one i linked above. If you can adjust the output without downloading the codec I suggest you try it first.
I hope this helps someone out.
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