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Sound Mixer Not Responding

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Terryw92, Mar 9, 2015.

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  1. Terryw92

    Terryw92 Thread Starter

    Oct 19, 2014
    This has only started happening recently but the problems seems to be happening every time now.
    After playing a game (Payday 2) and closing it i open HWMonitor to check temperature's. This is when i notice no volume, i check the volume icon and change it then it comes up not responding and the volume wont come back until the machine is restarted. I use headphones which i plug into the front of the machine,at this point i unplug them and the volume recognises its meant to use the monitor it still freeze's also on shutdown i have to force shut down as the logout sound trys to play and doesn't.

    Dont know if related but during this time when the volume isn't working the cpu usage is stuck at 18% and wont go lower and on hwmonitor the RPM for 1 of the fans are accurate.(before it jumps from 0 RPM to 665500 RPM)

    This is my computer - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/wLFLbv
    Any help would be appreciated as restarting my computer after closing a game isn't practical.
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    OK, there are two different versions of your mb; ver1 and ver2. Each one has a different sound chip; ie ver1 uses via sound and ver2 uses realtek sound. Which one do you have?

    Next for ver1, it looks like there were/are problems with the sound. In the notes for the sound driver, it says you must reflash the bios prior to installing the sound driver. This is most likely why the change to realtek sound in ver2.

    FWIW if you have ver1 of that mb, I would purchase a real sound card. Anything via ever made was/is very low quality.
  3. vembutech

    vembutech Banned

    Feb 9, 2015
    May be first check with the latest drivers or I would suggest you to run audio troubleshooter and check it helps in fixing the issue.
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