Originally Posted by Masonator27
I don't have a dedicated sound card -- I just use whatever comes integrated on my motherboard, which is an ASUS Sabertooth P67. The headset I'm using is a Razer Megalodon, up to date with the latest firmware. IIRC it worked fine on my earlier computer, but not with this newer one.
Ok I noticed this headset is usb powered, when you installed it did use the drivers it came with or tried newer ones ?
If it shows up in controlpanel/sound management, enable listen to this device.
Make it the default device for listening and speaking, since you will do gaming and dictating if any.
If all goes well, you should see a green bar blinking on the control panels volume meter.
Snap your fingers to it to make sure it receives sound.
Since you use a realtek audio onboard sound, in its suite panel change the sound enevironement to 2.1 sterero only.
Click ok inside of the suite and close, try playing a music file.
It should work after that, if not and you tried what I said, it could be your sound card drivers are out of date.
Click this link and click the official realtek audio link.
I would link your directly but my internet is screwing up again and I'm about to migrate to windows 8 during the next 24 hours.
Post back if you need more help, if I don't get back with you someone else will finish up with you.