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software to detect the integrated sound card's name?

by bhaktagabriel / April 13, 2009 11:39 AM PDT

My sound card drivers recently stopped working.
I have Windows XP.
I unfortunately do not have the drivers installation files.
I remember I similar thing happening to me back in '99.
I was using windows 98 then, on my old 500Mhz machine.
I had to get the number from the bottom of the bios screen when the pc started.
with that number i could have identified the motherboard and the integrated components.

Now,Windows XP already recognises the sound card, it appears in the device manager. I just need the drivers.
Is there a software that could tell me who made the integrated sound card so I could get their online support?

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this might be helpful
by bhaktagabriel / April 13, 2009 12:01 PM PDT

this the the motherboard ID


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Actually not needed...
by John.Wilkinson / April 13, 2009 2:01 PM PDT
In reply to: this might be helpful

From the model number I can tell you it is an ECS (EliteGroup) motherboard, a producer of primarily lower-quality, budget models. You also likely have Realtek integrated sound. However, the free application Everest can tell you, specifically, which sound chip you have and provide a link to the download website, making life far easier than researching a particular part number.

Hope this helps,

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