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Hello recording friends,

I'm hoping some of you might be able to help me regarding using integrated on board audio, line in recording. Specifically using a Intel mother board.

I recently put together a computer that I purchased from Tiger Direct. The motherboard (a Intel D915GAG) was bundled with the case, power supply, keyboard and mouse and I chose a P4 3.0 chip to go with it. I liked the fact that the on board Intel "High Definition Audio" was rated very good - and to save burying a separate audio card (the mobo only has two PCI and one PCI Express slots) this was the way to go for recording into my computer.
- After I had the computer up and running for a week or two, with no problems, I tried to record, for the first time, via the rear line in on the mobo (set-up correctly). As soon as I hit "record", in my recording program, the computer crashed and rebooted. It happens every time I try to record. The line out on the mobo plays sounds back out just fine and I've tried other sources for the line in but as soon as I hit the "record" button in the program(s) the computer crashes and reboots.
- I've checked the cables and the signal.
- I've tried 3 different sound programs (Musicmatch, SoundForge and Exact Audio) that allow recording-in and all crash the same way.
- I've down-loaded the latest drivers for audio and BIOS
- I contacted Intel (via email) and they suggested I run a BIOS recovery, which I did, but It still crashes when I hit record.
- I contacted Intel again then said: notify your place of purchase for any warranty/repair issues and to call Intel to authorize replacement.

Now, before I do this (and hassle with removing, shipping back the mobo and waiting), have any of you heard of this type of problem or problems like this and does it sound like a defect or is there something I have not yet tried, like, some driver, XP or software setting?

Here's some of my system info:
Realtek High Tech Audio - driver vrsn.
DirectX 9.0c
BIOS vrsn. EV91510A.86A.0444.2005.0429.2108 4/29/2005
WindowsXP Home Vrsn.2002 -SP 2
Pentium 4 3.oGHz
1GB PC3200 DDR 400MHz RAM

Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give me.
Chet - a.k.a. HoyHoy

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anonymous Sun, 07/10/2005 - 08:05

:cry: After posting the above;
I did a search for Realtek intel and read several posts relating to mobo audio problems.
Scott - ADK said; "in the future do not buy anything with onboard video, its generally a sign of " not the best" motherboard.

I guess I should add; I too am using the mobo's on board (Intel)video.
Thanks again, HoyHoy

Oh ya, Before one of you Mac cats tell me - what we all know you want to tell me - Please don't! We're Mac based at work (graphics) and I love them (even when they TOO crash) I wish I had one, but for home use, I got more for my buck going PC and 99% (OK, 95%) of the time, they ( I have two desktop and one laptop) work great.
Again, please keep posts to my original question.