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Solved: No sound after installing drivers for graphics card

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  1. Panzer4

    Panzer4 Thread Starter

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    I installed a Radeon 4670 graphics card (AGP) and the driver that came on the installation disc. It works great. I use the onboard sound (Realtek 97), but then I decided to install the audio driver from the graphics card disc and now I have no sound at all. Apparently the graphics card does have sound capabilities, which I suppose would be an improvement over Realtek 97, so I would like to enable it if possible, but at this point, I just want sound. The solution that comes to mind would be to uninstall Realtek. Right? I would appreciate your advice.
     
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    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    If your computer actually has Realtek AC'97 Audio, the most current Windows XP driver for it is 5.10.0.6300 and can be downloaded from here.

    Select one of the "Download @ MajorGeeks" links to download and save it, then close all open windows, then double-click it to start the install process.

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  3. Panzer4

    Panzer4 Thread Starter

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    I reinstalled the Realtek drivers and still nothing. So I clicked the volume icon in the task bar, then selected adjust audio properties -- audio, and found a drop down with "ATI audio rear output" selected instead of Realtek. When I changed that, it worked again. I must say that I would like to find out how to make the ATI audio work, but what the heck--at least I have audio.
     
  4. Triple6

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    To use the ATI/AMD audio you must connect an HDMI cable from the video card to a monitor, TV, or stereo/surround sound system that supports HDMI audio input. The AMD audio only works if you use the HDMI Port, DisplayPort on newer cards, on the AMD graphics card.
     
  5. Panzer4

    Panzer4 Thread Starter

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    Aha! Thank you kindly.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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