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  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit

    No Sound


    Hello,

    I installed Win8 Ent Edition on my PC on new Partition (100 GB) Installation was fine and everything worked as charm except the AUDIO . I could not hear anything from my PC. I checked the DeviceManager but there is no Problem shown (yellow exclamation mark) and everything looks properly installed and working..

    Win 8 installed drivers automatically but they do not suggest the name provided by the manufactures (ADI AD1986A SoundMAX High Definition Audio)

    And one more query.. why my Win 8 Device manager shows AUDIO/SOUND devices twice ? (screen attached)
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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,512
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Does your MB have a built in sound ? if so you need to disable it from the BIOS, otherwise it will show up in device manager in addition to your sound card.

    Windows 8 installed the default sound driver, you need to go to ASUS website, download the sound driver for your sound card then install it.
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  3. #3


    Hi welcome to the forums, I also have two sound in Device manager, the top one for Audio inputs and outputs, the bottom one for the system speakers.
    Try a refresh for your sound problem, HTH.
    Refresh Windows 8

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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Does your MB have a built in sound ? if so you need to disable it from the BIOS, otherwise it will show up in device manager in addition to your sound card.

    Windows 8 installed the default sound driver, you need to go to ASUS website, download the sound driver for your sound card then install it.
    Yes,My MB has a built in sound (no additional PCI/PCIe card installed).
    The motherboard site (ASUS) do not have drivers updated at all .. any help ?
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  5. #5


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Manufacturers will not yet have drivers for Windows 8 but you can download driver for Windows 7 instead, most driver will work with Windows 8
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  6. #6


    Posts : 18
    windows 8 Pro x64


    Toshiba has full support and even an upgrade utility for windows 8. ^^ the only company i think that has an entirely free utility tool to help upgrade.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Manufacturers will not yet have drivers for Windows 8 but you can download driver for Windows 7 instead, most driver will work with Windows 8
    one more thing I noticed in devicemanager was Win8 installed drivers for SPDIF output...(there is one out connector on back panel) but im not sure how can I connect my existing speakers/headphones (3.5mm stereo jack) to that output...

    regards
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  8. #8


    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit


    topgundcp ,hello


    Thanks for your time.

    I v managed to solve the issue by installing Soundmax Analog Drivers for Windows 7 64bit...this setting is working fine for some time now....will be using this till Asus/Soundmax releases drivers for Win8

    regards
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 64 bit


    Hello Inwell,

    Could you give some more detail to your solution? Which site did you download the drivers from and the steps for the successful install of the drivers. I have a similar setup except for the graphics card and my OS is just the 64 bit standard addition. However I cannot get the sound to work. Thanks.
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  10. #10


    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by inwell View Post
    topgundcp ,hello


    Thanks for your time.

    I v managed to solve the issue by installing Soundmax Analog Drivers for Windows 7 64bit...this setting is working fine for some time now....will be using this till Asus/Soundmax releases drivers for Win8

    regards
    glad to hear it's working
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