26 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:
Try booting into safe mode and run DDU "Display Driver Uninstaller" and chose audio realtek and clean and restart and then install the latest realtek drivers. Let us know what happens.
I also asked on discord and I did something similar via recommendation of somewhere there; though I imagine not as effective as what you proposed; I uninstalled all sound related devices and drivers on device manager and rebooted. This didn't help, however.
21 minutes ago, Himommies said:
For the sound playback you need to set it as speakers that arent the nvidia or steam
I am aware, my problem isn't that however my problem was that my devices being plugged into audio jacks weren't being detected by my computer.
Thanks everyone who replied, I decided while I waited to attempt to flash newer bios again; turns out yeah I messed up the first time (first time I attempted to flash bios I inputted the wrong command; I had to use freedos to flash since the software provided wasn't working)
and that got it working. Though I imagine this only helped because it overwritten whatever was broken before since my ports definitely did used to work before.