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680i on board sound not detected

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November 21, 2007 6:07:14 AM

I've had my system for almost a year now but had to replace my hard drive and reinstall XP for the first time on it. Everything appears to be working fine except the on board sound on my 680i Nvidia motherboard isn't showing up. It says I don't have a sound device installed. I've installed Nvidia's latest drivers for the MB.

The sound on the MB has been just fine for gaming and everything else so I'd rather not shell out the cash for a sound card I don't need just because of this issue. Does anyone have any idea what I could try to resolve this?

Windows XP
EVGA 680i MB
E6400
2 gigs of ram
7950gt

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice. :) 
November 21, 2007 11:05:56 AM

Maybe its disabled in the bios, stranger things have happend?
November 21, 2007 8:38:54 PM

Actually I had to download the drivers that WazzaUK linked. They are for another 680i MB but seem to be working fine.

Before I did that though I had to track down some obscure Windows patch called kb888111 that MS only offers for cash. The patch fixed it so my MB's on board sound was recognized.

Oh and I should add that I found a place to DL the patch for free.
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