Ok I have installed it properly and the computer recognizes it. In the Maudio AUdiophile control panal it is showing audio in the H/W IN 1/2. And I am getting readings in the MAster Voume as well....but I don't hear anything. When I run my reording software (N-track and Audacity) I don't get any sound readings. I don't have any monitors yet, so where do I plug my headphones into..the motherbooards sound jack...??? they won't fit into the line out jacks, is a heaphone amp neaded? Thanks...hopefully I can get back on track since my SB Audigy EX blunder (NEVER BUY A SB).