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I want to see if there are updates for my audio driver...

Hi, I have a Realtek audio driver sound thing installed on my computer and I have a newer version on my computer at work. The only difference is the bells and whistles...Anyway
How do I find a new driver for my sound card?
I have an Insignia D400a with Intel Pentium 4 CPU at 2.80 GHz and 512 MB of Ram. I went to Realtek's web site, and there are some drivers but I didn't see any info on how to know which one is or will work for my computer.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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What's broken?

In reply to: I want to see if there are updates for my audio driver...

If nothing, don't fix it.

Said driver update is not from realtek or Microsoft (period) but from your machine or motherboard maker. They'll have it there or tell you where...


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Re What's Broken

In reply to: What's broken?

Nothing is broken, just the bells and whistles I am looking for. The current Realtek driver I found (and don't remember how I did) but I didn't have it when I bought my computer, I found it and installed it for the interface and EQ presets and adjustment capabilities...

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So you're done?

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"I found it and installed it for the interface and EQ presets and adjustment capabilities"...

Sounds like you are now done.


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In reply to: So you're done?

Not really, I want the new features of the new driver package they have, but not sure how to find the one that will work for my system. I recently got a new computer for work, and it has the Realtek package, and this is a newer version and has more EQ presets and settings, I want to find that one for my home computer.

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To find it, we need to know make and model.

In reply to: No.....

Try these if you don't know the details of the home computer.

The second link is something I advise to print out and store with your software CD set.

If I had the hardware sections from said reports, it might be possible to find the driver. But so far the details needed have not been shared.


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Details Needed

In reply to: To find it, we need to know make and model.

Hi Bob, here is some information from the second link, is this what you are needing?

Thanks for your help I appreciate it.

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) vpr Matrix, Inc. D400A D400A
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation D845GVSR AAC45439-302
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
Realtek AC'97 Audio
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

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That D845GVSR is the real nugget.

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Armed with the maker (Intel) and the model number D845GVSR I can now use to quickly find the latest offered driver.

And one click from the second link*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go%21 I see the Audio driver has a date of 2/28/2006.

Pretty amazing once you know what you have. Google has made all the difference for us.


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In reply to: That D845GVSR is the real nugget.

Thanks Bob, I am downloading it now.


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