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How to switch from card to on-board sound?

Because I couldn't figure out how to get sound from the integrated hardware on my machine (HP A1514 running XP 32bit) when I bought it years ago, I went ahead and bought a cheap sound card, which worked fine. Until recently.

How do I get the integrated sound to work on the machine? What's the path?

machine sound specs:

Integrated High Definition audio

* Realtek ALC 883 chipset
* Supports up to 8 audio channels
* Dolby Pro Logic II compatible


Thanks.
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  1. start - control panel - sound - under playback devices
    also right click MY COMPUTER- manage - device manager - check to make sure
    integrated sound has drivers installed which on a OEM machine it shouild if it
    has original OS installation
  2. king smp said:
    start - control panel - sound - under playback devices
    also right click MY COMPUTER- manage - device manager - check to make sure
    integrated sound has drivers installed which on a OEM machine it shouild if it
    has original OS installation


    I tried installing:

    file name:
    sp26731
    Summer 2006 original Realtek high Definition Audio Drivers
    File version: 4.1.100.1332
    18.0 mb

    file name:
    Summer 2006 Original Realtek LAN Drivers
    File version: 4.1.100.1332
    1.03 mb

    The first one above brought up this message:

    "Your system does not have Microsoft's Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) High definition Audio bus driver installed. You must install this driver before installing the Realtek High definition audio drivers.
    You can obtain the UAA HD audio bus driver from Microsoft."

    I've requested a "Hotfix" from Microsoft called "UAA_HD_Audio_OOB_update" at this page:
    http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=888111&kbln=en-us

    I'll see how this goes.

    Thanks.
  3. The Microsoft download is a 67mb file with a Readme several hundred words long and frankly incomprehensible to me. Who knew switching to my integrated sound would be so involved. In any case, what they sent me is not for XP SP3, only SP1, SP 2.

    So, I'm ditching the whole thing and getting a new cheap sound card.

    Wow.
  4. cool
    asus xonar dg is great for $35 with free shipping from newegg
  5. Practically a done deal. Thanks.
  6. Best answer
    No problem
    just be aware that the DG is lacking some features like the Dolbly Digital etc
    If your not connecting a home theater receiver with an optical connection then you
    are fine
    Does have a great headphone amp and awesome sound panel software
    it is 5.1 surround and gets great reviews
    this is one review
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/soundcards/2010/10/26/asus-xonar-dg-review/1
    for cheap cards it is the best
    one hint try to insall in a pci slot away from other cards
    if it is installed right next to a video card it can get some
    unwanted noise
  7. also please select a best answer if you want to
    even if it is not me :)
  8. Best answer selected by shokan.
  9. Thank youi very much
    If you have problems installing or
    any other questions please
    feel free to post again
    Also don't be a stranger :)
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