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Realtek hi fi and Soundblaster problems


jake2

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In device manager I have realtek Hi definition audio and sound blaster x-fi Xtreme audio listed. Soundblaster is disabled. I downloaded a driver update for Sound blaster and enabled it. No sound. I disabled realtek and still no sound. My pc only produces sound when using realtek. As fas as I can remember remember the Sound blaster is a sound card and I'm guessing Realtek is onboard sound? Why would the sound blaster card not be working? Would I be better using the sound blaster card as opposed to the on board sound? (Windows xp) Thanks.

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mgmcc

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With the Soundblaster card enabled in Device Manager, have you gone into the "Sound" applet in Control Panel and selected it as the Playback device to use?

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jake2

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Thanks mgmcc Sound applet shows Soundblaster as default player and enabled in device manager. I disabled realtek and re booted, no sound at all on media player.

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jake2

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If the realtek is the motherboard sound set up, would it prevent the soundblaster from working? Would turning that off in the bios help?

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lotvic

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Check that you have firmly (and it's not loose) plugged your speakers into the Soundblaster cards light green socket and not still plugged into the onboard sound socket.

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simonsup

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I had a similar problem and I found that I can not use both together without problems, so I had to disable the onboard sound ie the realtek in the bios then my soundblaster xfi card works fine.

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BRYNIT

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As you say you have a sound blaster sound card and Realtek on board sound you should have two sets of output connectors, have you got the speakers connected to the correct output?

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