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think i fried alc850

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i had this problem today when i was connecting the surround speakers.i heard a strange noise via the speakers so i turned them off.when i turned them on i realized the audio was too weak and of a miserable quality.it was the on board audio fault (realtek ac97,8-channels on A8N-SLI)cos the speakers work fine.i didnt want 2 believe that i fried the audio chip so i uninstalled the audio drivers.when i tried to reinstall them i wasnt successful because it always said access denied!i passed half an hour w/o a minimal beep from my pc so i decided to reinstall windows.it worked cos then i finally could reinstall the audio drivers.but now the volume is toooo weak and the quality is extremely miserable.
do YOU think i have to buy audigy sound blaster?
    
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its such a simple question!
    
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have you reset the cmos? and yes its possible to screw up the on board sound but i dont think you'll have to buy a soundblaster, unless it really matters. buy something cheaper. Best to turn off the speakers before you plug them in imo.
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yeah i have reset it a lot of times.i m convinced realtek chip has gone!im trying to buy audigy 2 zs from a friend for 80$,and 6800GT for 100$.what do you think?
    
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audigy 2 zs 75 on newegg... members are most likely selling one in the forsale section. The alc850 is garbage anyway your better off w/o it
    
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