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    Default Possible defective audio jack?

    I have the GA-MA790XT-UD4P mobo. It seems the rear speaker audio jack won't play, but it will detect if I plug something into it. I have just a 4 speaker setup (quadraphonic) and they all work on my other computer. I'm using Vista Ultimate 64 SP2. When I test the speakers, the front 2 work fine but the rears play nada. If I plug a headphone into the HD audio panel in the front of the case, the 4 speaker test plays all 4 speakers in the headphone.
    I used all the drivers that came on the CD in the mobo box.

    I do have a Creative Audigy2 ZS in my other computer, but it would be much nicer to be able to use the onboard audio for less power consumption. If the Audigy will give me better sound, maybe I should just use it.

    Thanks in advance for any info ...

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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    Hi JerBear
    http://china.giga-byte.com/FileList/...0xt-ud4p_e.pdf

    I have this issue every time I install windows. I have six speakers and headphones. I had to decide to use the rear panel speaker ports. I had to disable my front panel speaker ports and just use the rear ones. Then reconfigure the rear panel by unplugging the speakers one set at a time while booted in windows, and plug them back in and use the ac-97 configuration tool. The AC-97 tool would popup and ask which speaker position I wanted to put them. I had to click the radial I wanted for those 2 speakers each time. More or less explain to the software where, or what position I wanted that set of speakers to be on. I have to play around with it a little to get them all to play right. I did this several times now.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 07-20-2009 at 07:49 PM.
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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    So I have to totally disable my audio jacks on the front of my computer? I use it alot because it is most convenient ... I tried assigning the rear jack to the rear speakers using the popup tool, but it still doesn't work ...

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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    I don't know that you will have to disable the front case audio jacks but with my GA-MA78GM-S2H I had to.
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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    I installed the Audigy 2 ZS and grabbed the latest drivers from Creative. Seems all the speakers work now, but the gameport isn't active. Seems it isn't supposed to be with these drivers in Vista. I hate Vista, it is nothing but trouble for me. I am thinking of going back to XP, but I want to try Win 7 first.

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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    Hi JerBear I think I figured out why your rear speakers wont play. I think it's in your Control Panels Configuring Sound and Audio Devices.
    To configure playback devices:
    Choose Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Playback tab.
    Click the Configure tab and change the default 2 speakers to your speaker configuration 4 or 5.1 or 7.1 ect...
    Could you try this and let me know I'm pretty sure that will fix it.

    By artdrivers at 2009-07-21
    Last edited by artdrivers; 07-21-2009 at 10:13 PM.
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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    Yep .. I set it to quadraphonic (or 4 speakers) whatever it said ...

    They work with the Audigy 2 ZS but now I have no headphones (from the front audio jack) because I had to disable onboard audio ... it is very aggravating ... either I have 4 speakers and no headphones or headphones and 2 speakers ... (plugging headphones into the rear panel is such a hassle).

    I need to make sure I have the latest audio drivers from Realtek ... what version should I be looking for?
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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    I thought for sure if you set the windows software on 4 speakers plus the realtek audio IO set to 4 speakers it should have worked. >sigh<
    Below is the drivers for GA-MA790XT-UD4P mobo Vista64 scroll towards the bottom of the page you will see the realtek function drivers software to download. You choose the country you want it from. I downloaded mine from Asia(China) it's all in English.
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA790XT-UD4P (rev. 1.0)
    A couple of other thoughts did you push the plug all the way into the port sometimes they fit tight and feel like it's all the way in but is'nt. Have you tried settings for 6 or 8 speakers and use the Side speakers port (Gray). Does that work? If so you may want to RMA the board for you would have isolated it to be a bad black port.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 07-22-2009 at 08:19 PM.
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    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
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    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    JerBear, if I understand correctly you are now using the Audigy soundcard and it works well? Your only current problem is with front sound out? Is there not a way to connect the front plug headers to your Audigy card rather than the motherboard?
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    Default Re: Possible defective audio jack?

    Hmmm, I wasn't even aware I could connect the front panel audio directly to my Audigy ... I'll have to poke my head in and see ... :)

    Thanks Art for staying up on my post, I'm determined to resolve this somehow .. even if it means going "back" to XP or "forward" to Win 7.

    Will I run into any problems if I install a 32 bit XP Pro with my current hardware?
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