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Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by albert lionheart, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. albert lionheart

    albert lionheart Thread Starter

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    Anyone else having fun with these?
    I have just finished building 6 new machines based on this board and 4 of them have failed to accept the drivers for the sound card. In each case the device manager shows a PCI device with no driver and the sound card is missing.
    2 of the 6 boards are OK.
    They have all be built by me and are otherwise all the same.
    I have downloaded the latest drivers from the web site but this did not fix the problem.
     
  2. win2kpro

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    Did you install the chipset driver before the audio driver on the machines that have no audio?

    On the two machine that have audio, what is the BIOS revision number? What is the BIOS revision on the machines that don't have audio?
     
  3. frankjohn

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    You might try majorgeeks.com[ drivers] realtekac97. I have had sucess with their site with drivers. hope this helps
     
  4. albert lionheart

    albert lionheart Thread Starter

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    Thank you peeps!
    The driver install was exactly the same for all of them and used the express auto install routine. The boards are all the same - BIOS and revisions.
    I was wondering if perhaps it might be because I - as I always do - installed SP3 before the drivers?
     
  5. win2kpro

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    My guess would be no. I always install SP3 immediately after the OS installation.
     
  6. albert lionheart

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    Thanks for that - it appears that it is SP3 causing the trouble but not with the audio driver. The problem is with a bus driver that supports the audio driver and this is is what is not compatible with SP3 - which of course as we all know has only been with us for about a week or so. Why cannot these main board people get their act together - this is a commercial issue and I cannot afford to go rooting about looking for patches for components that should work out of the box!
    Anyway - I have fixed it and long before the useless Gigabyte support team got into gear to deal with it - and their reply was way off target as I don't think they had read the question
     
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