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Can't get audio to work

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Can't get audio to work

I have just upgraded my wife's PC to Windows 7 - it's more than capable of running it except for one problem;
Asus has not released any W7 drivers (and doubt if it will) for the M2N SLI motherboard.
Their own forum suggested that Vista drivers would work for the on-board audio but didn't. Others have suggested that the latest nVidia nForce 560 drivers would do - but didn't.
I tried C-Media for any W7 drivers for the 6501 but no luck there so I am wondering if anyone else has had success with audio on this board or can offer any possible solution.
I could just simply buy a cheap PCI card as my wife only has 2.1 speaker set up but want to avoid it if possible.

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Re: Can't get audio to work

Try Linux - none of this driver stuff (usually).  Grin

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Re: Can't get audio to work

Mmmmmm, might have guessed you say that, Axis  Wink
Seriously, though, too much has already been invested in M$ software to make changing over to Linux a viable option.
It would be interesting, though, to see if it does work - sadly I don't have the time to try Sad
I have uninstalled Windows drivers and let them get re-installed and still no joy Sad
Can anyone recommend a cheap (sub £25) PCI card (don't want a USB one) that has W7 drivers. So far I can only find those listed for Vista which is not really a true guarantee it will work. Have already checked the relevant manufacturer's sites for latest updates.

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Re: Can't get audio to work

I typed
Quote
sound card windows 7 problems
into Google.
It found 28,000,000+ hits Grin

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Re: Can't get audio to work

Really Axis - you could be a bit more helpful than that Wink  Grin
If you enter "Sound card windows 7 problems" you get zero hits  Cheesy
I've decided on the SoundBlaster Audigy SE for £24.99 from PCWorld - W7 drivers available.

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Re: Can't get audio to work

Seems after a quick google that Asus is the problem and not updating the drivers for that mobo.  Quite a few in the same boat on a few sites I saw
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Yes, that's what I found and I feel let down by this. Can't understand why Asus isn't offering more support for this board as it is only just over a year old.
I have a more recent mobo (M4N7Cool which works fine.

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Really Axis - you could be a bit more helpful than that Wink  Grin
I've decided on the SoundBlaster Audigy SE for £24.99 from PCWorld - W7 drivers available.

So Windows 7 costs an extra £25?
You might want to check http://support.creative.com/kb/showarticle.aspx?sid=61105

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But well worth it to keep SWMBO happy  Wink

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