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Windows 7: Audio drivers needed

08 Sep 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Don't hold me to it but from the looks of what you're describing it looks like you have a mix of HD Audio and AC'97 connected. This is from the manual for your motherboard,

Audio drivers needed-fpaudio.png

and shows the proper jumper configuration. The bios setting it is referring to is under the Southbridge configuration setting and only has two options, disabled and auto with auto being the default.

This is from a different manual but shows the difference between the HD Audio and AC'97 connections,

so double check all the connections on yours, or if you don't use the front panel jacks disconnect them all together.

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08 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, I've seen this in the manual but the BIOS on the MB shows in the Southbridge Settings that the options for High Def Audio are Disabled/Enabled no Auto. For the Front Panel Support Type options are AC'97/HD Audio.
I believe that most budget cases (this case within this bracket) don't usually have HD audio on the front panel and in the BIOS this is set to AC'97. I just wondered if the pins had been set correctly?
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14 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

PooMan UK and Techymike, thank you for your help and advice it has been appreciated.

Stormy13, I’d like to give you big thanks for the amount of effort you put in to resolving my issue. Alas the on-board sound still eludes me so I have decided to get a new soundcard - and problem solved.

On the strength of you guys I would definitely recommend to anyone having issues that need attention.

Thanks again


P.S. Aphelion. I haven’t been RANDOMLY trying drivers; I’ve been doing it in a structured and logical way. Please don’t be so quick to denigrate, especially with people who are at their wit’s end with a problem that refuses to be resolved.
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