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inwell

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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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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit
    CPU
    Athlon 64bit
    Motherboard
    Asus A8R-MVP
    Memory
    4GB Kingston (2x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS EN 6600
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM

topgundcp

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
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    Antec 850W
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    Antec 1200
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    Danger Den H20
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    Logitech
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    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
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brummyfan

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  • OS
    Win 8.1
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    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
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    Generic
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    1366x768
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    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
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inwell

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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 ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit
    CPU
    Athlon 64bit
    Motherboard
    Asus A8R-MVP
    Memory
    4GB Kingston (2x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS EN 6600
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM

topgundcp

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox

sicex

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 Pro x64

inwell

New Member
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit
    CPU
    Athlon 64bit
    Motherboard
    Asus A8R-MVP
    Memory
    4GB Kingston (2x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS EN 6600
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM

inwell

New Member
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit
    CPU
    Athlon 64bit
    Motherboard
    Asus A8R-MVP
    Memory
    4GB Kingston (2x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS EN 6600
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM

win81973

New Member
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 64 bit
    CPU
    AMD Athlon x2 4800+
    Motherboard
    ASUS A8R-MVP
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 400 CL2
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1900

topgundcp

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox

inwell

New Member
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.

Hi,
download the drivers from Analog_Device_SoundMAX_6.10.02.6585.exe for the Win 7 64bit edition and run the setup.exe as usual . This worked for me and hope it will work for you too.

best wishes
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Ent 64 Bit
    CPU
    Athlon 64bit
    Motherboard
    Asus A8R-MVP
    Memory
    4GB Kingston (2x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS EN 6600
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM

win81973

New Member
It worked! Thanks Inwell. I've spent days on this trying several drivers from various sites and the SoundMAX setup would always complain about how it can't install for the hardware.

Now I've just got to come up with a good excuse for the missus when the PCI soundcard drops through the door in the next couple of days:eek:( ordered it last night in frustration ). Unless someone can tell me the sound quality will be appreciably better ( it an ASUS Sonar DG 5.1, speakers are Logitech X-230 2.1 setup ), it will have to go back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 64 bit
    CPU
    AMD Athlon x2 4800+
    Motherboard
    ASUS A8R-MVP
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 400 CL2
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1900

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