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1st Download Driver from this site Intel Sound Drivers
Installation of Sound Card.

  • Go to the control panel
  • Click on the System Icon
  • Click on the Hardware Tab
  • Click on the Device Manager then
  • Select the Multimedia Controller or Audio Control the yellow Question Marks sign on it.
  • Right click on Multimedia Controller and uninstall it.
  • After this go to the top of the device manager and click on scan for hardware changes.
  • Driver installation Wizard start.
  • Brows Your Driver from the Hard Disk and click on next.
  • Driver will be install
  • if the problem is still exist.
  • Replace the sound card or have a local tech take a look at the sound card.

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ICH2 = Input/Output Controller Hub 2.
An Intel -> Southbridge chip.

Okay, ready for a lengthy read?

1) Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
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2) The part number on the ICH2 chip on the motherboard, is Intel 82801BA.

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Also the ones that are paired with an ICH2, for a Southbridge chip.

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The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge and Southbridge chips.

(For your motherboard's technology. Motherboards that support the Intel Core i3. i5. i7, and i9 processors, do not use a Northbridge chip)

The designations Northbridge and Southbridge, were applied to the two chips, due to their placing on the motherboard.

If you look at the motherboard as a map, the Processor is due North.
The Northbridge chip is always mounted close to the processor's socket.
Usually has a finned Heatsink sitting on it.

The Southbridge chip sits more South, or towards the bottom of the motherboard.

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
Handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

Using a graphics card in a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics that is connected to the PCI Bus, is NOT high-speed graphics.

High-speed graphics is either AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), or PCI-Express.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
Handles a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or Integrated Graphics connected to the PCI bus.

Also handles the;
A) IDE bus
B) SATA bus
C) USB bus
D) Ethernet
E) Audio (Sound)

Motherboard diagram,

{Note* CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

This is why people cannot call a personal computer a CPU.
If you were looking at this diagram, you would be ALL mixed up.

"Computer connected to a Northbridge? But the Northbridge chip is on the motherboard, AND the motherboard is inside the computer? What are they talking about Martha?"

CPU = P-R-O-C-E-S-S-O-R }

The Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard, DOES NOT use a wimpy Intel ICH2 southbridge chip, so I know this isn't the motherboard you are referring to.
(Uses an Intel ICH10R. Part number Intel 82801JR)

So there you have it. Your Southbridge chip is overheating.
What to do about it?

Put a Heatsink on it for passive cooling. Better yet put a small fan on the Heatsink, and make the cooling better. (Dynamic cooling)

Here are two examples of a chipset cooler,

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Install those drivers from CD as Well. Make sure to plug everything correctly.

Hope this helps as you problem isnt clear .
It didnt translate very well. \\

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