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K9VGM-V Mobo, AMD 6400+, Realtek ALC883 on-board sound, XP Service Pack 2

No sound. Enabled BIOS, latest drivers. Device Manager has no exclamation points, but opening up "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers" to the "Realtek HIgh Definition Audio" tab reveals no "Properties" sub-tab. Plus, unable to uninstall driver for a bootup to try again, it says the system "may be using it for startup" (Huh?). Going into "Sounds and Audio Devices" in Control Panel, the "Volume" tab is grayed out, saying "No audio device detected."

I have another machine with an identical board, and identical configuation, which works perfectly.

Bad on-board sound on this one?


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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    I also have no onboard sound. Within the sound devices item within device manager the Realtek HD Audio shows the yellow exclamation point. I've tried to right click on the properties of that device to update the drivers but it is not allowed. As a previous person wrote when you investigate further the system thinks there is no sound device attached. I have downloaded the latest drivers and tried to run from scratch with no luck. Ready to purchase a cheap sound card. Time is worth more than the aggrevation.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    Windows Media Player cannot play because there is a problem with the sound device. I installed the drivers through Device Manager and other ways several times, I've flashed the BIOS, I've reinstalled XP three times, no solution. Please help...

    This motherboard is a POS!!!

  • syahmuba Mar 23, 2009

    sound bot detected

    my driver lost


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This board seems to have an issue after installing 4gb of ram after swapping out 1gb of transcend ram and installing 2x 2gb kingston the audio device disappears, swap the ram back and the problem goes away, to further complicate things it seems that kingston and transcend ram doesn't play nice together in this board having one of each results in no post and a ram related beep code as of yet I have not been able to produce the bios settings to allow the two sticks to play nice together maybe somebody else can help out on this one!

So either lose a stick of ram or install a sound card and have your system become considerably unstable

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My system had no sound

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Como hago man no consigo este controlador por ninguna parte Realtek ALC833

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I had the same problem it turned out that my old sound drivers were still on my harddrive and it caused a conflict, what i did.right clicked my computer / properties / hardware tab / device manager / opened up my sound video and game controllers and deleted media controller and all files relating to sound codecs and drivers i then switched off pc then restart it, it detected new hardware and installed the drivers again from off the disk that came with the motherboard, and it worked perfectly hope this helps

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Download and run everesthome from this website. After you install and run the program

  1. go to the motherboard in the left tab and click on it
  2. click on chipset.
  3. In the right table click on southbridge.
this will identify the chipset that runs your sound.
  1. google that chipset for drivers or updates in your operating system.
If the updates do not clear the malfunction than most likely your on board sound chip is no good.

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