DG41WV board, No sound, Please help.
Same for me, I have changed DG41WV boards 3 times (all new boards), 1st board not worked sound from bigining, then the computer shop technician changed the 2nd DG41WV board it worked front panel audio only for 1day again the peoples changed the 3rd DG41WV board it worked around 15days after that no sound at all.
In my computer all functions works very well my system is Core2DUO E7500, 2.93 GHz, 4Gb Ram and 1 Gb Graphics card installed Windows 7 32bit OS 1gb
For me too in the "Playback devices" it shows that the "Speakers" are "Ready" and there's movement in the sound bar. I have tried different sets of speakers settings but not working.
I hate to say it, but you'll have to have it replaced, this is a factory defect and quite a few people have had this problem. There's nothing you can do to fix this problem, it's a motherboard defect. I chatted with an intel representative and he told me I needed to have the mother board replaced. I went back where I bought it, and had them replace it while I was there, this way I would make sure that when I left the shop my computer would be working properly. The guy that replaced it and installed for me said that many other people had had the same issue. Now it's working perfectly, but it sure was a hassle to have to go back and have them do it for me. Please, don't waste your time trying to get your motherboard to work properly, it won't, I also tried a million things before I realized I wasn't getting anywhere with it. Replace it, that's my advise.
In Windows 7 the sound configuration is something that looks like below.
If the Speakers are set to Raeltek Digital output (Optical or HDMI) there will not be any sound unless you have an AV receiver or an High definition TV or something.
Set Mixer to Device > Speakers > Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio).
If this is not working, buy and install one PCI sound card. They are cheaper these days, and comes in a variety of 2 channel 4, and 6 channel configuration.
Hopes are high.