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Asus onboard Audio no analogue out?

post #1 of 9
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So I got this motherboard, the Asus M5A99X R2 with the following specs:

 

 

 

I thought that it was not to bad and was exited... until I realised that I cant do analogue to my amp? Am I missing something?

 

On top of that the audio on the board is faulty. Gone for RMA. Not detecting anything plugged in. Tried everything from 3 different OSs to all version of the drivers and BIOS. Online people with the same issue had it sent back so there I am waiting on a remplacement.

post #2 of 9

The only two things I can think that would cause such an issue are either a faulty board or faulty drivers, the latter being more likely. This is of course assuming all the settings are correct.

 

You should be able to connect a 1/8" stereo mini cable into the green audio port on the mobo and the other end into your amp with whatever connector it requires. Make sure the sample rate is set to your music and the output is set to stereo.

 

I'd be kind of surprised if the board really was faulty, but these things do happen.


Edited by 65535 - 1/28/13 at 10:13am
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

But I will really amp twice? less then desirable even though you always do in a way.

 

Believe me, I wouldnt have send back my motherboard if I hadnt tried everything.

post #4 of 9
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But I will really amp twice? less then desirable even though you always do in a way.

 

The green jack at the rear most likely functions as a line out (it does on my machine), so you can avoid "double amping" (not that it is as much of an issue as some people make it sound like, especially with onboard audio). The drivers may also allow for configuring the jack as either a line or headphone output.

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I'd be kind of surprised if the board really was faulty, but these things do happen.

Agreed.

Don't take this the wrong way, but you are obviously very new to this based on your questions about the line out on your motherboard. It can be very difficult sometimes to troubleshoot driver problems and get everything configured correctly if you are new to installing and configuring motherboards (and sometimes even when you aren't). I don't do this full time as a job, but I've probably built 50 machines by now, and I always assume it's me before faulty hardware. And it almost always is biggrin.gif
post #6 of 9
I can't recall ever running into faulty hardware when I built computers. It took me 5 minutes to realize the mute on my new M-Stage DAC was a full mute not just filter mute.
post #7 of 9
I spent two hours last week trying to get my Toshiba laptop and Windows 7 install to recognize an SSD so I could install it. I kept telling myself, "No, it's probably not the drive." Finally, on a guess, I disabled the UEFI bios so that it ran the old bios interface and the computer automatically switched over from SATA to AHCI (there was no option before) and it worked from there. Who would think that Toshiba wouldn't allow it to work with UEFI enabled? (lol)
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Sent back for RMA, tested and confirmed defective.

 

Waiting for a new motherboard.

post #9 of 9
Don't get your hopes high about the quality... It's absolute garbage. My motherboard has it too and it's just pure torture to use it. It has built in headphone amp by the way so do not select headphones from the control panel when/if it asks.
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