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Windows 7: Is AMD Catalyst installing the wrong drivers?

07 Dec 2013   #1
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Is AMD Catalyst installing the wrong drivers?

My PC is OEM: My motherboard is AsusTek P7P55D-E LX Rev 1.xx with Intel Core i5 760. My thinking up to now was to use the AMD Catalyst center for its driver updates but am wondering if this is something else


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07 Dec 2013   #2
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Is AMD Catalyst installing the wrong drivers?

Installing AMD Catalyst left to its own devices will install "AMD HDMI Output (AMD High Definition Audio Device)" the problem with this is if left as the default (or one of 2 defaults) there will be no sound whatsoever in Windows sounds or any media player. I must go to my original "Speakers High Definition Audi Device" and select it as default in order to hear sounds again. This tells me that Catalyst is installing the wrong drivers OR installing drivers where there shouldn't be any. or something is happening that I am not aware of. If anyone can shed light on this I would appreciate it--since this would mean that whatever drivers I am using are as old as my computer since AMD is installing the ''wrong'' ones. Thank you
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07 Dec 2013   #3
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

No, it is not installing the wrong drivers. If you look in your audio control panel you will see the option for your regular Audio (on board or separate audio card) and the AMD HDMI Output (AMD High Definition Audio Device) for use with the HDMI output for TV sets and also some monitors. The audio in those cases will be provided by the AMD video card. Think of it as a separate sound card for the HDMI digital out. Sometimes this will apply to the DVI sockets too so you may well see 3 or more AMD sound outputs together with your sound card. You just need to select yor sound card as default and ignore the others until you hook the PC up to a TV or monitor that supports HDMI.
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08 Dec 2013   #4
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Now that makes sense. Thanks. This brings me back to my original question, in part though. How do I update what I do have which is not that one--and is simply listed as 'Speakers'?
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08 Dec 2013   #5
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

That would be the regular sound card. I would say if it ain't broke don't fix it.
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09 Dec 2013   #6
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Oh I absolutely agree with the "If it ain't broke don't fix it." idea--and some except for one thing. All works great windows sounds and media players, except for Skype somehow (I hear sounds if I make the call but not if I receive the call), hence maybe broke
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09 Dec 2013   #7
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

What is the model number of your sound card, or if it is on board the model of the motherboard. You can ignore the ATI/AMD Video card audio as the drivers are good for that. I'll look them up for you.
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09 Dec 2013   #8
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Wow that's really nice of you Indianatone. I had bought a sound card but somehow it caused problems with my MB and I had it removed so yes, it's an onboard one until my next PC for I miss having great sound.
My MB is : ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D-E LX Rev 1.xx

Belarc Sdvisor only has this info re: my sound:
AMD High Definition Audio Device and High Definition Audio Device
and Windows has this:
AMD High Definition output--AMD High Definition Audio Device , Speakers--High Definition Audio Device (MY default), Digital Audio (S/PDIF)--High Definition Audio Device and Digital Audio (HDMI)--High Definition Audio Device
Thanks again
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09 Dec 2013   #9
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/v10_1200a.zip

Audio Chipset VIA VT1708S


Windows 7 32-Bit, Windows 7 64-Bit, Windows 8 64-Bit, Windows 8 32-Bit, Windows Vista 64-Bit, Windows Vista 32-Bit, Windows XP 64-Bit, Windows XP
All VIA drivers can be searched from here:
VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.
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