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    New ROGer Array Optimus2 PC Specs
    Optimus2 PC Specs
    MotherboardMaximus VIII Ranger
    Memory (part number)16Gb 2400 Kingston Fury
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire Nitro R390
    Storage #1Samsung Evo 250Gb
    Storage #2WD 1Tb Blue
    CPU CoolerScythe Kotetsu
    CaseR4 Define windowed
    Power SupplyEvga 750 G2
    OS Windows 10 Pro

    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    VIII Ranger sound quality/issues


    Has anyone noticed that their Ranger board has quite a low quality/volume sound output? I'm using an old Creative 2.1 set up. This has suited my needs for years with an old P5N-E SLI board.

    I am finding the sound to be really low, I have the speakers set to 81 on the taskbar. I have also noticed when i'm playing Dota (my main game), the sound is very low and the different skill/music/voices all seem to be out of place, or too quiet.

    My BIOS is 0508, and from this thread, I see it has been pulled.

    Should I update the BIOS, would I need to reinstall the OS - I see some posters on other threads have stated this should be done, but Google searches don't give a definitive answer.

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    ROG Member Array wlam4 PC Specs
    wlam4 PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Maximus VIII Ranger
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card #1XFX R9 290 DD
    MonitorDell UltraSharp U2311H
    Storage #1Samsung Evo 850 500GB
    CPU CoolerDeepcool Captain 240
    CasePhanteks Enthoo Pro
    Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W
    Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Stealth
    Mouse Logitech G502
    Headset Razer Star Wars The Old Republic Gaming Headset
    Headset/Speakers Videologic ZXR-500
    OS Windows 10
    Network RouterMikrotik RB951G-2HnD

    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    I have only had my VIII Ranger board for a week, but haven't had any sound issues.

    I used the CD to install the drivers, and that installed the ROG branded Realtek HD Audio Manager and Sonic Suite 2, and everything seems to be working well audio wise.

    Though in my old PC I was previously using an Asus Xonar DG sound card and Windows volume was usually around 10, whereas now with the Ranger it is around 50 (manual speaker volume control remained the same for both setups)

    Also just to add I originally was on bios 0508, when I installed Windows 10, and upgraded to bios 1202 a few days later. Haven't noticed any issues that would cause me to reinstall Windows 10.
    Last edited by wlam4; 12-20-2015 at 11:44 AM.

  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Use the front panel audio jacks so that you can take advantage of the Sonic SenseAMP feature.

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