Question about Intel Motherboard
ONE: I have Gigabyte GA-8IG1000-G motherboard, Intel P4 1.5 ghz, 1 gig memory, 80 gig hard disk. I can't hear any sound on my computer, when I look at the device manager there are 2 Unknown Device with a yellow question mark on it. I have downloaded Audio driver at gigabyte web site but it doesn't solve my problem. My OS is Windows XP SP2.
TWO: There is also Universal Serial Bus Controller with a yellow question mark on it.. How can I solve it?
Hope someone can help me..
Thanks a lot...
It is likely that the Drivers for your Chipset have either NOT been installed or have become corrupted.
Below is a link to the driver page for your motherboard..
On that page you will see a category of "Chipset"
If you have the 32bit version of Win XP SP2 then select the 2nd driver. If you have the 64bit version select the 1st driver. If you are not sure the most likely one would be 32bit.
Install theses drivers.
While your on the driver page. Get the "VGA" drivers for Windows XP (This is likely to be your 2nd "Unknown device")
OK heres why the chipset drivers are important. There are sub procecessors on the motherboard called the "Northbridge" and the "Southbridge" processors. The act kind od like traffic cops for your Main CPU. They allow data traffic to pass from the various devices on your computer. Without the Chipset drivers the Southbridge which controls the AGP/PCI bus for your computer has trouble talking to the CPU. Therefore anything attached to that bus doesn't work quite right (That would be your Sound, Video and Peripherals(USB's))
So now that we know whats going on. The fix is to install the drivers in this order.
1.) Chipset (Opens up the AGP/PCI bus so the devices communicate) After this is installed Windows MIGHT detect the other 2 and install them right away. If not continue on.
2.) VGA (These allow your video card to work to its fullest potential. Out of the box the Video card can work in plain vga mode and display the basic information. The VGA driver allows it to step up to SVGA mode (Super Video Graphics Array) allow it to show higher screen resolution and color depth)
3.) Realtek audio driver. (This one allows your on board audio processor a path to talk with the "Southbridge" chip)
Once these are all installed you should have everything up and going. If there are any further error markers (The yellow ! ) then comment back to me with your results and I will get you going.
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Posted on Nov 26, 2008
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