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August 24, 2013 10:28:03 AM

hai...my motherboard model is intel 82945G.. i'm unable to find the compatible sound/audio driver for it.. pls help me out..!!! thanx in advance
a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2013 10:40:30 AM

Did you check the Intel website (Support/Download drivers section) ?

Also you didn't mention what OS you have?
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August 24, 2013 10:53:19 AM

MC_K7 said:
Did you check the Intel website (Support/Download drivers section) ?

Also you didn't mention what OS you have?


hai...i'm currently using windows xp sp3..i have checked in the official website but couldn't find anything useful...
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August 24, 2013 11:01:40 AM

Intel 82945G isn't a motherboard. It's a chipset version. Please give us your motherboard brand & exact model.
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August 24, 2013 11:27:02 AM

MC_K7 said:
Intel 82945G isn't a motherboard. It's a chipset version. Please give us your motherboard brand & exact model.


dear friend.. sorry to say dat i'm not that much familiar with the hardware basics... but one thing i can say is:
On my motherboard it's written like "HP 945GCT-HM" and in "device manager->display adapters" its showing like 'INTEL 82945G express chipset family'... i'm unable to differentiate which is the model now??? i hope u can help me out in finding the audio driver buddy... :( 
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August 24, 2013 2:27:45 PM

Chiranjeevi Vajja said:
dear friend.. sorry to say dat i'm not that much familiar with the hardware basics... but one thing i can say is: On my motherboard it's written like "HP 945GCT-HM" and in "device manager->display adapters" its showing like 'INTEL 82945G express chipset family'... i'm unable to differentiate which is the model now??? i hope u can help me out in finding the audio driver buddy... :( 


Yes, Intel 82945G is the chipset for your integrated graphics card. It has nothing to do with sound.

I did a quick Google search for HP 945GCT-HM and it gives me HP Compaq dx2290 Microtower PC. Can you confirm this is your computer model? If that's the case I just checked on the HP website and this computer was manufactured for Windows Vista only, so they give drivers only for Vista. See for yourself:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Softwa...

The integrated soundcard is a Realtek ALC888, so you might be able to find a compatible XP drivers on the Realtek website maybe.

Just note that XP is a very old OS and that Microsoft will officially drop support for it on April 1st 2014 which is coming fast. After this date, no more security updates and patches. So if you use this computer to connect the Internet you will be at risk. I would recommend you upgrade to Vista or Win 7 before this date. Even if they don't give drivers for Windows 7 on the HP website, since the hardware is older probably that Windows 7 will have all the drivers built-in anyways. Or worst case scenario install Vista instead, but I would definitely get rid of XP because its end of life is coming soon.
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August 24, 2013 8:04:15 PM

Thanq very much for the useful information buddy...i'l go for vista/win-7 asap...
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