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Did I get screwed? M5A99X EVO R2.0

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Whats up guys

I bought a used M5A99X EVO R2.0 from a dude for 80$. He tells me it's working fine... It is, until I try to get some sound. No sound from the on board chip. It's actually a pretty interesting problem... The headphone jack seems to detect that there was something plugged/unplugged constantly... not just the headphone jack though, Line in does the same thing. The dude says he never used the on board sound since he always used a PCI/E sound card... I doubt that's true but wahtever... He's offering to give it to me to bypass the problem (i doubt he would give me a sound card if he knew the on board sound worked fine, blah)

Basically, what I'd like to know is

a) if this is a common problem with on board sound. I've never had on board sound fail on me. Can it be fixed
b) if I buy a sound card, should I go with a PCI or PCIE card, I've never had to buy a sound card, so I don't really know what's good
c) should I RMA the board because I think it's still under warranty.

Thanks for your help boys
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I'd just throw a sound card in. Onboard sound chips often aren't anything to write home about anyway.

PCI/PCI-E doesn't really matter for a sound card. Choose based on what slots you have available.
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Thanks man. I've got both types of slots avail... I just find it a big waste to use a PCIE slot for a sound card. Anyway, haven't got much of a choice. I don't want to take anymore of this guys broken hardware... Such a ridiculos problem too. It does seem like a problem with te on board sound chip since it's pretty random and has to do with plugging and unplugging devices.. I tried different drivers and they all behave the same way

Other than that, this board is chop full of options man holy jesus, never have I seen so many parameters for power control! Any clubs on OCN or good guides on tweaking available? Can't wait to push my new 8320 to the limits. Got myself a nice Ek block, looks good. I haven't water cooled in ages since my last pump broke and I never got around to replacing it.

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if the guy was going to use a sound card from the door he may have not even installed the software. try downloading the software and installing it. I have this mother board in my Hells Fears box, it's hooked to a Logitech x530 system for gaming, I have never had an issue with it. My setup shakes the windows when I crank it up, I don't get to do it often because it scares the dog, gun fighting and grenades and all.


I see you said "drivers" , do you have the original disc? and this board is UEFI, check the settings there maybe an option for that I don't recall.
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