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\015 Motherboard: Foxconn P55MX(no sound card)Windows Vista 64bit SP1The Problem: If I plug a microphone into the microphone jack, my system's sound output will eventually cut out completely. The only way to get the sound back on is to restart. Sometime the sound will cut out in a few minutes, sometimes longer. If i open a game like World of Warcraft, the sound cuts out quickly. However, the microphone still records.\011If I have a microphone plugged in, my system sound playback stops, if there is no microphone plugged in the problem does not occur.There are no error messages. Windows says the drivers and sound devices are working properly. I've tried different sound drivers(Different versions of Realtek and Microsoft's default driver). I've tried different speakers. I've tried different microphones. I've tried not opening games, and only using music playback for testing, I've tried opening different games. In every case the sound playback is guaranteed to cut out IF there is a microphone plugged in.Any help will be appreciated.\015

Answers :

The drivers are working, but you apparently have a non asynchronous driver, meaning it either records, or plays, but has trouble doing both.

Gamers usually like their sound a bit beefier than the standard AC97 chip common with mainboards can produce, I would suggest first making absolutely sure your machine is clear of virii, etc,, turn off the windows sounds, because most earlier built-in sound chips cannot multi-client, and if you still have the problem, go for a USB sound box like the M-audio Transit, for around $100, it will give you high definition sound, both in and out, and you won't have to open your PC to install it.

Mind, I am not a shill for M-Audio, but for gamers, you really need the 24bit/96KHz out, to match your game's audio.

You will also find your games may run more smoothly, as the audio role is now in the little box, rather than your CPU.

The digital out can go to your home theater system, the 5.1 really makes it more fun.
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