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  Topic : [Problem]Front panel mic jack New Topic
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Posted:8/9/2008 4:58:00 AM # 1
I have been using this mobo for about 5 months with no problems.  I use it in my gaming pc and play a mmorpg.  They just integrated a voice chat system and i decided to try it.  I hooked my headphone/mic up to the front panel jacks on my antec 900 case, and they only half worked.  I could hear the sound but could not use the mic.  I checked in the manual and saw I would need to change a setting in the bios and reinstall the audio driver.  I did this and it all worked.  At the end of the night I shut my pc down.  The next morning my mic doesn't work.  I restart the comp and check the bios.  It is set the way it's suppose to be so I reinstall the audio driver, and the mic works again.  Well it has had to be reinstalled everyday since i originally got the front panel mic to work.  Any ideas?

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Posted:8/9/2008 2:01:00 PM # 2
I know this is of no help to you but you might want to start looking into upgrading to VISTA.  The updated driver found at unfortunately is only for VISTA.  It fixed the bugs in the driver found on the ASUS download site.

For a cheap work around, buy a usb mic and headphone setup.  The one I use cost less than $30.00.  In VISTA I have to set the headphone as the defualt audio device and then it works.  All I needed to do was to set this once.  I have not set the defualt device manually to anything but the mic&headphone combo.  This allows the headphones to work automatically now when they are plugged in.  When not plugged in, the speakers are defualted to.

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Posted:8/10/2008 1:48:00 AM # 3
Thx for that tip problem is i don't wanna get vista to many other things that I don't like.   I might have to go buy a usb headset though.

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Posted:9/10/2008 3:22:00 AM # 4
Hi there,

I think for front panel AUDIO input and output plugs, you have
to activate AC'97 option within BIOS setup configuration.

Had problem with my mic too, not being heard in the speakers when I was talking. Problem solved simply like this (at least for my problem):

Install audio drivers as usual. Go to Soundmax control panel.
In the 'Record: SoundMAX HD Audio' panel, click MIC's
advanced options. Make sure 'front panel microphone' box is unticked.
Reboot your PC. Insert MIC. Then select 'Front panel microphone' in the soundMAX control panel and then
use your microphone with what ever application you wish (skype, etc.)
When you finish using microphone untick 'front panel microphone' box.

In other words, each time you finish using microphone make sure that you untick 'front panel microphone' box within soundMAX control panel.  If you reboot your PC with this option ticked, you will have to untick it, then reboot your PC and then tick it again in order to make microphone work. So keep this box ticked only when you use microphone.

Not sure why this strange solution works for me...

Don't know if this will be of any use to you. Hope it helps though.
Good luck.

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From: United Kingdom
Posted:9/11/2008 9:02:00 AM # 5
I got really fed up with this, I found the same solution but I couldn't remember the untick half the time, and every time I went into the SoundMax control panel I found one of the Microphone settings was muted, I have a button on my Mike for that anyway... grr.
At odd times it just wouldn't recognise the front panel sockets existed, let alone that something was plugged in.
In the end I just went and bought a splitter for the headphone jack and used the rear sockets for both Mike and Headphones.
Eventually I went back to my PCI Soundcard. That is 4 years old now and nobody complains I sound like Barry White, rather than the chuechter they are used to on Ventrilo.

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