I don’t use the sound that often on this PC but when I tried to play a link to you tube there was no sound. Motherboard is ASUS H81-PLUS. My speakers are fine, nothing out of the onboard sound via speakers or headphones. I had it working on a external usb card for a while but a pretty useless thing as I had to wiggle the connections around to get it to work at all and then it would fail with the slightest movement. Unless anyone has other suggestion I intend to buy a PCI card. Looking inside it has 3 PCIExpress x1 ports and 1 PCIExpressX16.
I only need something basic , nothing special but want to make sure I buy the right one so I thought would ask here first.
1st Go to Windows 10 Settings – Update and Security – Troubleshoot – Playing Audio
follow the steps and the Windows 10 Troubleshooter should automatically fix any sound issues.
2nd open Start and enter Sound. Now open the appropriate result and click on the Playback tab. On your default device, right-click and select properties. On the Advanced tab, under default format, change the setting and hit Test button. If it doesn’t work, change the setting and hit Test.