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right first off, right click my computer and go to manage once their click on device manager in the left hand pane and then audio devices in the middle. right click the audio device and select properties then go to the details tab and in the drop down menu change it to hardware ID's.
you should have a string of code pop up like this HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0880&SUBSYS_08800000&REV_0905
what we want is the VEN and DEV numbers so
VEN 10EC and DEV 0880
now take these to the website pcidatabase and paste the numbers into the correct search boxes this will take you to the manufacturer and the device once you have it simply take the name you have and search it on Google along with your OS (please bear in mind if your laptop originally came with XP and has now been moved to 7 you may have trouble finding a compatible driver, you can of course try and install it in compatibility mode
first off the audio in a PC isn't controlled by the CPU to find what audio device you have follow instructions below
right click my computer and go to manage
in the left hand column click in device manager
in the middle window now click sound, video and game controllers
right click on the one you think it is and go properties.
then click on details and change the drop down menu to hardware ID's you should be presented with something like this
what you are after is the VEN and DEV numbers so for this it would be
VEN:10EC and DEV: 0880
take the numbers you have and go to the website pcidatabase and search the VEN number to find the manufacturer and then the DEV to find device you will have to check that the VEN and DEV numbers are the same.
once they are this should be all you need to know. now you need to start searching the web with the information you have obtained and OS you are using
what you have asked for is a driver for the CPU if you want a driver for audio you need to do a bit of manual research to find out what audio chip you have installed on your motherboard.
so first of right click my computer and go to manage, once their click on device manager and select the sub menu related to sound. if you see an exclamation mark that means a driver hasn't been installed if you do see it and it says something along the lines of Microsoft then this is a generic driver and will not allow your the full features
so right click it and go properties then to the details tab, in the drop down menu below change it to hardware ID's this will give you something like this:
what we are after is the VEN and DEV numbers so these would be
VEN: 10EC and DEV: 0880
take these and go to the website pcidatabase and search the VEN number and then the DEV, the VEN with give you who made and the DEV will give you the device once you have both search the web for a driver for your OS. if you are using a relatively old soundcard then it may be more difficult to find a driver but what you can do in some cases is to update the firmware and look for a replacement then.
unfortunately there isn't a website that just hosts drivers for all technology but there is something that can help.
first right click on my computer and go manage, once their go to device manager and then to the device that is missing the driver so this will be your LAN connection.
right click this and go to properties then to the tab details
in the window below there is a drop down menu change this to hardware ID.
and it should look something like this
what we are after is the numbers after VEN and DEV so:
the VEN number is for Vendor I.e. who makes it the next is what device it is.
armed with both of these go to pcidatabase and search the VEN and then DEV till you find the numbers that match once you have this copy what it says the device is, paste this into google and then add driver and what ever OS it is so example
Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC windows 7 driver
of course if you use a 64bit OS check that it is a 64bit driver