Solved Audio Drivers

Fiery

Member
Gday fellas

I am trying to isolate a problem on my husbands desktop. His use of a PC is basic, surfing, watching youtube and emails, so when I built the tower for him I went with onboard sound. Namely static in sound via headset. He has at the moment been using one of my USB headsets, which even when turned up to full sound is barely a whisper.

So I have tried my analogue headset via USB sound card. Volume is better, but on some youtube videos it is quiet and has a static sound.

On my desktop I can play and hear the exact same youtube clearly.

To date I have tried :-

1. Swapping USB Ports
2. Gone off to the Gigabyte website and downloaded the latest audio drivers.

This is where I am running into trouble, I uninstall the microsoft drivers, install the Gigabye Sound Drivers, reboot and Vista reinstalls its own drivers back on.

I have been in GPEDIT.MSC ,enabled , disabled Device Installation, and also enabled and disabled Driver Installation, I have also turned off Windows Updates to try and install the Gigabyte Sound.

Upon every reboot Windows is now saying it cannot find the drivers at all, but starts to install the windows audio drivers.

So I have reset everything back, and just let windows TAKE OVER! :mad:. It is annoying the crap out of me that I cannot install the drivers from the mobo's website.

Any ideas as to how to get windows to back off? He is a tight ass when it comes to spending money on a PC, and I don't see any way around the problem other than installing a Sound Card, which I am not going to buy him and I know damn well he won't.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x 4 965
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 TI
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Phillips 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    1 x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    1 x 1TB Sata
    1 x 160GB IDE
    1 x 2Tb WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 1TB WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 4TB WD External My Book
    PSU
    Thermaltake 850W XT
    Case
    Coolermaster Storm Sniper Black Edition
    Cooling
    AC-ALPINE-64PRO ARTIC COOLING
    Mouse
    Microflacid Sterile
    Keyboard
    12 year old Compaq, cant see any of the letters anymore :)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2+
    Other Info
    My husband and I divorced over religious differences.. He thought he was God and I didn't.

Fiery

Member
Update have managed to convince him that a possible fix is to buy a soundcard his mobo is Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P, he is using the onboard graphics.

I am tossing up for him the Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 VXPCI and the Asus Xonar DGX PCIE, the price difference between the two is minimal around $14AUD.

Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
  2. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
    (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  3. 1 x PCI slot
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x 4 965
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 TI
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Phillips 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    1 x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    1 x 1TB Sata
    1 x 160GB IDE
    1 x 2Tb WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 1TB WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 4TB WD External My Book
    PSU
    Thermaltake 850W XT
    Case
    Coolermaster Storm Sniper Black Edition
    Cooling
    AC-ALPINE-64PRO ARTIC COOLING
    Mouse
    Microflacid Sterile
    Keyboard
    12 year old Compaq, cant see any of the letters anymore :)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2+
    Other Info
    My husband and I divorced over religious differences.. He thought he was God and I didn't.

Fiery

Member
Anyone?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x 4 965
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 TI
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Phillips 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    1 x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    1 x 1TB Sata
    1 x 160GB IDE
    1 x 2Tb WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 1TB WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 4TB WD External My Book
    PSU
    Thermaltake 850W XT
    Case
    Coolermaster Storm Sniper Black Edition
    Cooling
    AC-ALPINE-64PRO ARTIC COOLING
    Mouse
    Microflacid Sterile
    Keyboard
    12 year old Compaq, cant see any of the letters anymore :)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2+
    Other Info
    My husband and I divorced over religious differences.. He thought he was God and I didn't.

Fiery

Member
Problem solved bought a sound card and analogue headset
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x 4 965
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 TI
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Phillips 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    1 x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    1 x 1TB Sata
    1 x 160GB IDE
    1 x 2Tb WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 1TB WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 4TB WD External My Book
    PSU
    Thermaltake 850W XT
    Case
    Coolermaster Storm Sniper Black Edition
    Cooling
    AC-ALPINE-64PRO ARTIC COOLING
    Mouse
    Microflacid Sterile
    Keyboard
    12 year old Compaq, cant see any of the letters anymore :)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2+
    Other Info
    My husband and I divorced over religious differences.. He thought he was God and I didn't.
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