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Windows 7: Audio drivers needed

06 Sep 2010   #1
7for7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Audio drivers needed

Hi, everyone.

I've recently installed Win7 on my ASUS A8V-VM-SE mobo. Win7 has found every driver except for the sound... Well, actually it has found a driver but it's showing (S/PDIF) for some reason not AC'97. I need an AC'97 driver but cannot find one that works with this mobo. I've tried ASUS; Realtek (latest drivers don't work), VIA, Guru3D etc. all to no avail. Thanks Wayne


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06 Sep 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Can you fill your system spec in full please pal .... just helps a bit to try and help you out
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06 Sep 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

7for7, welcome to the forums.

Motherboard in question,

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - A8V-VM SE

Which according to the specs has the Realtek ALC660 on it, which according to Realtek uses the HD Audio driver of which the latest can be found here,

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

Don't bother trying to get them from Asus as the last driver for it they have is for XP.
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06 Sep 2010   #4
7for7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MB - ASUS A8V-VM-SE
Realtek ALC660 Codec
VIA VT8237a Southbridge
1GB (2x512MB) Elpida DDR400 RAM
nVidia 7600GT 256MB Graphix Card
WD 300GB Caviar HDD
Win 7 Ulti 32bit

Any more nfo please let me know.

Thanks

Wayne
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06 Sep 2010   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi again Wayne

Soz pal I should have explained a bit better but you can update your system spec here (see pic)

But nevermind that .. did you try Stormy's suggestion ?


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06 Sep 2010   #6
7for7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry about that. It's not for this pc, it's for another one; an older machine that I'm trying to sort out for a mate of mine. Everything's gone swimmingly except for the sound. As I mentioned earlier I've been almost everywhere (everywhere that I can think of) for the drivers but with no success.
Some of the drivers that I've installed have actually shown (when playing music) that there is sound "happenning" and the level meter in the sys tray shows sound but the only thing showing is S/PDIF.
I get no sound from the rear outs or the front outs.

Cheers


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06 Sep 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you been uninstalling each driver that doesn't work before trying the next? If no then the chances of getting anything to install and work properly is probably going to be next to impossible. If yes, the correct driver (the Realtek HD) should install and work, unless there are enough bits and pieces from the previous installs still hanging around and causing problems.

In either case if you can do a system restore to the first restore point before you started installing any of the audio drivers, and then try the Realtek HD driver again. If that doesn't work it may be time to bite the bullet and start all over again with a clean install of Windows 7. This was a clean install and not an upgrade install to begin with I hope.

If it wasn't you may want to do that,

Clean Install Windows 7

and then once Windows is installed and before installing anything else, try the audio driver. Make sure there is a restore point,

System Restore Point - Create

before installing the driver just in case it doesn't work; makes it quick and easy to roll back. If it doesn't work the next thing I would try is the last Vista version of the chipset drivers,

http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/VIA_H...nPro_V524A.zip - direct download from Via

No idea if they are newer or older than the ones that come with Windows 7. They shouldn't be needed as Via is no longer supporting those chipsets and the only available 7 drivers are what comes with 7, but with the problems you have been having with it there is nothing to lose. If the chipset drivers do install, then try the Realtek driver again.
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06 Sep 2010   #8
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Sorry if this is a dumb question but did you plug the connector on your MB to the HD or the AC 97 slot?
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06 Sep 2010   #9
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7for7 View Post
Hi, everyone.

I've recently installed Win7 on my ASUS A8V-VM-SE mobo. Win7 has found every driver except for the sound... Well, actually it has found a driver but it's showing (S/PDIF) for some reason not AC'97. I need an AC'97 driver but cannot find one that works with this mobo. I've tried ASUS; Realtek (latest drivers don't work), VIA, Guru3D etc. all to no avail. Thanks Wayne
You install audio drivers randomly??

Audio drivers are not generic, you can actually mess things up by trying to install audio drivers for -hardware- not available.

As mentioned... use the Realtek HD driver.
If you can, uninstall all of the other audio drivers, first in the device manager, then withjout rebooting from Control Panel/Programs & Features.

Reboot and try the Realtek drivers.

Ap
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08 Sep 2010   #10
7for7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Again
I've uninstalled the sound drivers from Device Manager and Programs & Features; rebooted and installed the Realtek HD Audio 2.51 drivers with, I'm afraid, the same result.
Now, I have noticed that every time I uninstall a driver and reboot. Windows automatically installs its own driver and I can't seem to find a way to stop it. Aaargh!
So does this mean I'm always going to be installing over the top of Win 7's own driver?
Also, I've noticed that the FP Audio is connected and enabled in the BIOS and the pins are connected thus:

Pins:
1. Mic In
2. GND
3. Mic Bias
4. -
5. Ret R
6. Spkout R
7. -
8. -
9. Ret L
10. Spkout L

Do these look right and could this also have an effect on why only S/PDIF is showing in Control Panel/ Sound?

Cheers

Wayne
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