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Sound Card drivers

I've recently had to reinstall my whole computer, so I had to install Windows and all the drivers for the hardware again.
Unfortunately, I've lost the disk woth my sound card drivers. All sounds I can get now are beeps.
I've tried some sites and DXDIAG, but they all said I didn't even have a sounds card, which I definatlely have, because before i reinstalled I could get sound in programs. I need some way to find out what sound card I have,(maybe there's a sticker on the hardware or something) and then I need to get the drivers.

Thanks a lot already for looking into this!!

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  • Yannick Verhoog Sep 18, 2008

    Well yea, me again....if I right click "manage", I indeed get that same screen. I've also found what I think is the sound card, but it had a question mark, and when I right-clicked properties, I didn't get the screen with that code. Luckily I saw in your screen you were in the details tab... When I clicked Details I got the code. Unfortunatley, When I got to the site you recommended, it came up with this:

    Device Id
    Chip Description
    Vendor Id
    Vendor Name


    AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller - the 8251 controller is different
    VIA Technology

    AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller - the 8251 controller is different
    Gammagraphx Inc.

    AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller - the 8251 controller is different
    Ambient Technologies Inc.

    AC97 Audio Controller
    Intel Corporation
    so I really don't know which one it is, though it did help me a lot further. Thanks for the help you already gave VooDooNFOX, and thanks for going to help with this!!

  • Yannick Verhoog Sep 18, 2008

    O yea, forgot to tell my VEN and DEV numbers. Here you go: Ven_1106 and DEV_3059.
    Sorry for forgetting!

  • Yannick Verhoog Sep 18, 2008

    Well that's my motherboard, the brand, version, everything. Had to use Faststone Capture to copy-paste in here, but it worked. About you not thinking about this in the first place, I didn't either, so nothing to worry about :P
    success finding out what driver need and thanks again!!

  • Yannick Verhoog Sep 18, 2008

    IT WORKS!!!
    I've got sound,I can play games, do everything!!
    Thanks Steven, you're great!

  • praveenre239 May 03, 2009

    sound is not suported


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It sounds like you just need to identify your specific sound card, and then get the drivers for it. To do this, it's easiest to find the device and vendor id's for your card. Luckily, windows can easily tell you them even if you don't have the drivers yet. To do it, follow these instructions:

  1. Right click on My Computer, and choose Manage.
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  2. Now in the box on the right, find your sound card. It will have an icon with a small yellow exclamation mark next to it. Right click on it, and choose properties.
    You should see a windows similar to this one:
  3. That is the text that will identify your sound card. From here, you'll need to pull out the VEN_#### and DEV_#### numbers.
  4. Once you have those numbers, head to Do a device search by entering only the 4 letters and numbers found in the DEV_#### part. It will pull up a list of devices, and from there you can identify your sound card.
If you are not able to uniquely identify your sound card, then comment back with the DEV_#### and VEN_#### numbers, and i'll help you find it.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • Steven Parker
    Steven Parker Sep 18, 2008

    Ok, so it looks like you're using an AC'97 compatible sound card, which means we should be able to find your drivers pretty easily once we identify your motherboard. If you can open the case and find the model anywhere on it, then that would help. If not, maybe it's listed on your driver cd's. As a last resort, you can download a tool called cpu-id from Once you unzip it and run the tool, you'll be able to access the motherboard tab. Maybe you can take a screenshot, and upload it back to here. Then we can find your soundcard driver for you! Sorry I didn't think of that before!


  • Steven Parker
    Steven Parker Sep 18, 2008

    Success at last :-)
    According to google, your Asus "Kelut" motherboard is actually an Asus A7V8X-LA motherboard. The specs page at lists your sound card as a Realtek AL658 sound card. It looks like your motherboard is also installed inside the Compaq SR1030NX, and as such you can download the driver for it here:
    If that one doesn't work, we'll have to find another driver for a comparable model.


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