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Need Win7 Compatible Sound Driver For Old Mobo

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by spirittoo, Oct 6, 2016.

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  1. spirittoo

    spirittoo Thread Starter

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    I'm working on a friend's old computer whose hard drive gave out. It was running win XP but I installed win7 because she can't see well and would like to use voice recognition. It is an old intel D845GRG mobo, the drivers only go to XP, intel discontinue support for the board.

    Can I get a sound driver for the board from a 3rd party? Can anyone provide a link? Or will I have to use a PCI sound card that is compatible with win 7?o_O

    Thank you for reading my post.
     
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  3. flavallee

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    The Intel D845GRG[/b] motherboard is about 15 years old and has no driver support for an operating system newer than Windows XP 32-bit.

    It supports a maximum of 2 GB of DDR333 or DDR400 RAM.

    It has these integrated devices:
    Intel 845G chipset
    Intel 82845G graphics
    Analog Devices AC'97 audio
    Intel 82562ET 10/100 Mbps ethernet

    It has 3 PCI slots and 1 AGP slot for installing add-on cards(graphics, audio, etc.).

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    You didn't provide the brand name and model name and model number of that computer, but I'm guessing it has an Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium processor with a speed of about 2.00 GHz.
    I'm also guessing it has a generic brand power supply which outputs less than 200 watts.

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    If your friend needs a computer with Windows 7, there are numerous refurbished ones out there that can be bought for about $200.00.
    And it would be much more faster and model than that dinosaur.

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  4. Oddba11

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    Typically, with old hardware, if Windows doesn't already have a generic driver, you aren't going to find one.

    As noted above, if you want/need to run a new(er) OS, your best bet is new(er) hardware as well.
     
  5. spirittoo

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    Unfortunately she can't afford another computer otherwise I would build her a faster model. Since the mobo accepts win7 I will do a work around and get a audio card for the system. She just using the computer to surf the web and it does a decent job.
     
  6. Bambinoo

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    Try the XP driver from the manufacturer. Often times that will work in Windows 7.
     
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    Do the following in that computer so I can look at a few other things.

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
    Information about that computer will appear.
    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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  8. Triple6

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    I've removed the link to the site you posted for a possible driver; it was a scam site that only downloads junk software.
     
  9. C141

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    Thanks Rob! Hence my warning to "Scan the download for malware & viruses."
     
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