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Installed windows 7 cant find audio driver

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December 14, 2009 4:25:28 AM

I have a Soyo P41865PE and I just installed windows 7 on it. Problem is, I can't find the driver CD and Soyo is out of business so their website doesn't exist anymore. I used EVEREST to find that I have a
Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3] PCI

I have been searching for at least 2 hours and can't find anything. I have installed numerous drivers and nothing works.

Please help. Thank you very much
December 14, 2009 4:46:44 AM

In my old Asus mobo the HD Audio Controller had to be enabled in the bios. Could the Soyo be to old for 7'?????
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December 14, 2009 3:36:05 PM

Neither of those posts works. Sorry :( 

I cannot find that driver on the intel site.

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December 14, 2009 3:49:03 PM

Its not going to be an Intel product per say. Intel may have developed the paltform but you need to find the driver from one of the three primary audio vendors.

You can try this detection tool:
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/detec...

If it doesn't work and you can't identif which of the vendors (listed below) is the one that manufactured your AC'97 controller then you'll just have to try to find drivers from all of them (if they don't match they will refuse to install in most cases). Assuming it is 32 bit OS you should have some luck, I've given up on 64-bit OS's on some controllers and reverted the OS.

Vendors (source: Intel http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS...)
Realtek
IDT (formerly Sigmatel)
ADI (SoundMAX)
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December 14, 2009 4:14:29 PM

The detection program doesn't work and I don't think the audio chip was HD.

When I formatted the computer last time it took me a long time to find it. I think it was called legend or something like that. Is there such an audio company with a name like that?
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December 14, 2009 8:03:13 PM

I guess your right. I was really hoping to avoid buying a sound card but I guess that is my only choice right now.

I still can't believe it's like these drivers don't exist
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December 14, 2009 8:25:01 PM

To be honest with you that kind of thing is supposed to just work in windows 7. Both times I've installed it it came up with sounds before I installed any drivers.

Just make sure that whatever you get at least says it has vista drivers, since you can install those anyway and it should just work to begin with.

Check your device manager to see if the audio thing is even detected at all by windows and has a yellow question mark by it. You could try right clicking that and telling to install a driver and see if it just finds it. If it isn't there then its either broken, disabled or somehow totally not compatible.
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December 14, 2009 9:35:42 PM

Well both the etherent and the audio jack didnt work at first (showed up as yellow question mark).

Eventually found the ethernet driver online with the help of EVEREST. With the audio driver I think I've done everything. I have force installed drivers and scanned the entire computer for them.

The most success I have gotten was a pop sound from the speakers from a realtek driver, but nothing beyond that.
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December 15, 2009 11:04:52 AM

In my spare parts build I used an old MSI mobo with the ac'97 chipset. Booted ok but no sound.Generally(99%) those chipsets don't have driver problems, but they can burn out. Put a usb Sound 3D stick in it. Bingo!!
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