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Sigmatel Driver compatiblity issue Upgrading e510

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January 19, 2010 6:59:13 PM

I just upgraded a Dell e510 with 2G RAM, an ATI HD4670 GC so my son could play Batman Arkham Asylum. all appeared GREAT until the game crashed 3% in. Eidos said the driver for the sound card needed to be updated before they willl help since it is from 2005, but I cannot find one that works on Dell. the one I located on dell.com gave out an error message saying it was incompatible when I tried to execute it. BTW, I can't use the HDMI sound on the new 4670 because I don't have anything that takes HDMI on the other end. BUT we're happy with the sound. After I installed the GC the sound disappeared for a few hours before I re-enabled the SigmaTel and disabled the ATI sound. (I am also having major issues uploading the new drivers for the gc, but that's another story)

I have copied some of the info from the DX diag,here. It is the basic info on the system and the TWO drivers that I found on Dell.com. One thing I notice is that the bios on my e510 is A05 and that the newer of the two drivers has A04 after the name. why is that? any info anyone can supply would be greatly appreciated.

Info from DxDiag:

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DM051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 416MB used, 3012MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Sound Devices (only showing Sigmatel here)
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Description: SigmaTel Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7680&SUBSYS_102801AB&REV_1032
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: sthda.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.4548.0000 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 6/6/2005 20:40:48, 180736 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: SigmaTel



Description: SigmaTel Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7680&SUBSYS_102801AB&REV_1032
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: sthda.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.4548.0000 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 6/6/2005 20:40:48, 180736 bytes
Other Files:

Drivers available from Dell:

SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD AudioRelease Date: 12/20/2005
Version: 5.10.0.4823, A05
Download Type: Driver
File Format: Hard Drive
File Size: 6 MB

SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio
Release Date: 2/13/2006
Version: 5.10.0.4664, A04
Download Type: Driver
File Format: Hard Drive
File Size: 5 MB

January 19, 2010 8:52:47 PM

would this be part of Windows Update? Because my Windows update is up to date....i will check.
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