Dual Soundcard Question?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by 1336.9, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. 1336.9

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    I'm having some trouble succeeding at what I'm trying to accomplish and well, here's my situation;

    My headphone adapter jack broke off inside of my On board sound jack a while back and I tried for day's and day's with ton's of tools/glue/method's to pull that sucker out with no luck. I got a soundcard from my uncle that's probably about 5-8 year's old; (Aureal Vortex
    AU8830) the sound work's fine on it but the microphone does not so what I did was used my Microphone in my onboard port and headphone's into my soundcard which was working fine on Windows 7.

    I went back to Windows XP and can't remember how what or how to even start on doing that because I'm having so many problems. I can have my sound but not the microphone working.. I do not know if I have probably installed the correct driver's or if I'm configuring something wrong but basically I wanna use.


    My headphone's on my Aureal Vortex2 AU8830.
    My microphone on my onboard port since it doesn't work on my AU8830.. or I haven't configured it correctly since I haven't found a control panel for it.

    I'm realizing now my post is gigantic so I'm going to list my spec's and end. :)

    BIO-STAR 790GXB A2+ Motherboard
    Aureal Vortex AU8830 Soundcard
    Windows XP 32bit SP3.


    If anyone can link me with solutions/correct drivers/how to install them correctly I'd be grateful.
     
  2. urie

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  3. 1336.9

    1336.9 MDL Novice

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    I have used google so much in the last 2 day's I don't even wanna look at it anymore because absolutely nothing on Google has helped me.
     
  4. urie

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    First thing listed in google was control panel software the drivers are probable working in xp you need to enable microphone in soundcard software setting, it is not enabled by default.
     
  5. 1336.9

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    Where the hell is that option? I downloaded the Control Panel but see nothing like in any of the little tab's you can press.
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Well i am sorry but i don't have your soundcard, just trying to help as i said in windows xp microphone is not enabed by default even in basic settings so it is up to you now. :(
    but with your attitude i think best without microphone. Do you see anything on taskbar for soundcard left click on it.
     
  7. 1336.9

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    I've never pressed anything that has an "enable switch" but the microphone's volume is at 100% and un-muted so I don't see any reason as to why it should not work.
     
  8. urie

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    K it maybe at 100% but i can asure you check your settings again have you enabled input.
     
  9. 1336.9

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    I enabled it on my sound card's control panel, yeah.
     
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    I'm almost there but here's what's happening right now.

    If I enable Realtek HD Audio Manager in Control Panel my microphone work's but there's no sound because it's using that as the main soundcard.. I want to basically prioritize my soundcard so that the Aureal card is the main and the Realtek is the secondary only being used for Microphone.
     
  11. urie

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    you should be able to disable onboard sound card in bios if not there mabey jumper on motherboard.