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  1. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Hi, could someone tell me which of these drivers I need to update my sound? Maybe I need both? What is the difference between these drivers? I can't tell which one, (or both) do I need, from my system information, because I find both names on my system.

    Here are the links for the two drivers I found:

    http://www.download.com/Realtek-AC-...Me-2000-XP-/3000-2120_4-10317209.html?tag=pop

    http://www.download.com/VIA-AC-97-Audio-Combo-Driver/3000-2120_4-10313331.html?tag=pop


    Here is the info from Everest (some has been edited out, the forum's system told me it was too big) :

    --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003, 2004 Lavalys, Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------

    Version EVEREST v1.10.106
    Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
    Report Type Report Wizard
    Computer LAURA-96ZIXLWA
    Generator Laurah Martlock
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
    Date 2004-09-19
    Time 11:24


    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
    DirectX 4.09.00.0902 (DirectX 9.0b)
    Computer Name LAURA-96ZIXLWA
    User Name Laurah Martlock

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1800 MHz (13.5 x 133) 2200+
    Motherboard Name MSI KT4AV (MS-6712) (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio)
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377A Apollo KT400A
    System Memory 384 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (10/03/03)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (32 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64
    Monitor Sampo AlphaScan 511(S) (000001)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

    Storage:
    IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive WDC WD600BB-00CAA1 (55 GB,
    --------[ DMI ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ BIOS ]

    BIOS Properties:
    Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
    Version Version 07.00T
    Release Date 04/02/01
    Size 256 KB
    Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
    Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
    Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
    Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

    [ System ]

    System Properties:
    Manufacturer MSI
    Product MS-6712
    Version 1.0
    Serial Number 00000000
    Wake-Up Type Modem Ring

    [ Motherboard ]

    Motherboard Properties:
    Manufacturer MSI
    Product MS-6712
    Version 1.0
    Serial Number 00000000




    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID 62-1003-009999-00101111-040201-VIA_K7$1AARK204A6712VMS V5.1 100303
    Motherboard Name MSI KT4AV (MS-6712) (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio)

    Chipset Properties:
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377A Apollo KT400A
    In-Order Queue Depth 4
    CAS Latency (CL) 2.5T
    RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 3T
    RAS Precharge (tRP) 2T
    RAS Active Time (tRAS) 6T

    SPD Memory Modules:
    256 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM 256 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (CL 2.5 @ 133 MHz) (CL 2.0 @ 100 MHz)
    SpecTek (128 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM) 128 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (CL 2.5 @ 133 MHz) (CL 2.0 @ 100 MHz)

    BIOS Properties:
    System BIOS Date 10/03/03
    Video BIOS Date 01/06/00
    DMI BIOS Version Version 07.00T
    --------[ Motherboard ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID 62-1003-009999-00101111-040201-VIA_K7$1AARK204A6712VMS V5.1 100303
    Motherboard Name MSI KT4AV (MS-6712)

    Front Side Bus Properties:
    Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties:
    Bus Type VIA V-Link
    Bus Width 8-bit
    Real Clock 67 MHz (ODR)
    Effective Clock 533 MHz
    Bandwidth 533 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info:
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 6 PCI, 1 AGP
    RAM Slots 3 DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Size 210 mm x 300 mm
    Motherboard Chipset KT400A
    Extra Features Fuzzy Logic 4

    Motherboard Manufacturer:
    Company Name Micro-Star International
    Product Information http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_list.php
    BIOS Download http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_list.php



    --------[ Chipset ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Chipset Properties:
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377A Apollo KT400A
    In-Order Queue Depth 4


    Chipset Manufacturer:
    Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Product Information http://www.via.com.tw/en/apollo/chipsetindex.jsp
    Driver Download http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2

    --------[ Windows Audio ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    midi-out.0 0001 0066 Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth
    mixer.0 FFFF FFFF Realtek AC97 Audio
    wave-in.0 FFFF FFFF Realtek AC97 Audio
    wave-in.1 0001 0050 Modem #0 Line Record
    wave-in.2 0001 0050 Modem #1 Line Record
    wave-out.0 FFFF FFFF Realtek AC97 Audio
    wave-out.1 0001 0051 Modem #0 Line Playback
    wave-out.2 0001 0051 Modem #1 Line Playback


    --------[ PCI / PnP Audio ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller PCI



    --------[ DirectX Sound ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ Primary Sound Driver ]

    DirectSound Device Properties:
    Device Description Primary Sound Driver
    Driver Module
    Primary Buffers 1
    Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 100 / 192000 Hz
    Primary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
    Secondary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
    Total / Free Sound Buffers 33 / 32
    Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 33 / 32
    Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 33 / 32
    Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 33 / 32
    Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 33 / 32
    Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 33 / 32

    DirectSound Device Features:
    Certified Driver Yes
    Emulated Device No
    Precise Sample Rate Supported

    [ Realtek AC97 Audio ]

    DirectSound Device Properties:
    Device Description Realtek AC97 Audio
    Driver Module ALCXWDM.SYS
    Primary Buffers 1
    Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 100 / 192000 Hz
    Primary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
    Secondary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono,

    DirectSound Device Features:
    Certified Driver Yes
    Emulated Device No
    Precise Sample Rate Supported

    [ Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated) ]



    DirectSound Device Features:
    Certified Driver No
    Emulated Device No
    Precise Sample Rate Not Supported

    [ Modem #1 Line Playback (emulated) ]

    DirectSound Device Properties:
    Device Description Modem #1 Line Playback (emulated)
    Driver Module WaveOut 2
    Primary Buffers 0
    Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 0 / 0 Hz
    Primary Buffers Sound Formats None
    Secondary Buffers Sound Formats None
    Total / Free Sound Buffers 0 / 0
    Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
    Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0
    Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 0 / 0
    Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
    Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0

    DirectSound Device Features:
    Certified Driver No
    Emulated Device No
    Precise Sample Rate Not Supported


    --------[ DirectX Music ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ Realtek AC97 Audio ]

    DirectMusic Device Properties:
    Device Description Realtek AC97 Audio
    Synthesizer Type Software
    Device Class Output Port
    Device Type WDM Multimedia
    Audio Channels 2
    MIDI Channels 16000
    Voices 1000
    Available Memory System Memory

    DirectMusic Device Features:
    Built-In GM Instrument Set No
    Built-In Roland GS Sound Set No
    DirectSound Not Supported
    DLS L1 Sample Collections Supported
    DLS L2 Sample Collections Not Supported
    External MIDI Port No
    Fixed DLS Memory Size No
    Port Sharing Not Supported
    Chorus Effect Not Supported
    Delay Effect Not Supported
    Reverb Effect Supported

    [ Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated] ]

    DirectMusic Device Properties:
    Device Description Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated]
    Synthesizer Type Hardware
    Device Class Output Port
    Device Type Windows Multimedia
    MIDI Channels 16


    --------[ Windows Devices ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ Devices ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.1106
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File usbport.inf
    Hardware ID PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3038&SUBSYS_71201462&REV_80

    Device Resources:
    IRQ 05
    Port E800-E81F


    Processors:
    AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+ 5.1.2600.1152

    Sound, video and game controllers:
    Audio Codecs 5.1.2535.0
    Legacy Audio Drivers 5.1.2535.0
    Legacy Video Capture Devices 5.1.2535.0
    Media Control Devices 5.1.2535.0
    Microsoft Kernel System Audio Device 5.1.2535.0
    Microsoft WINMM WDM Audio Compatibility Driver 5.1.2535.0
    Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller 5.10.0.5650
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device 5.1.2535.0
    Video Codecs 5.1.2535.0

    System devices: 5.1.2600.0
    VIA CPU to AGP2.0/AGP3.0 Controller 5.1.0.3442
    VIA Standard Host Bridge 5.1.0.200
    VIA Standard PCI to ISA Bridge 5.1.0.200
    Volume Manager 5.1.2600.0

    Universal Serial Bus controllers:
    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller 5.1.2600.0
    USB Root Hub 5.1.2600.1106
    USB Root Hub 5.1.2600.1106
    USB Root Hub 5.1.2600.1106
    USB Root Hub 5.1.2600.1106
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller 5.1.2600.1106
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller 5.1.2600.1106
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller 5.1.2600.1106

    [ Computer / Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File hal.inf
    Hardware ID acpipic_up


    [ Processors / AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+ ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+
    Driver Date 12/17/2002
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.1152
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File oem4.inf
    Hardware ID ACPI\AuthenticAMD_-_x86_Family_6_Model_8

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Audio Codecs ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Audio Codecs
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File wave.inf
    Hardware ID MS_MMACM

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Legacy Audio Drivers ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Legacy Audio Drivers
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File wave.inf
    Hardware ID MS_MMDRV

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Legacy Video Capture Devices ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Legacy Video Capture Devices
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File wave.inf
    Hardware ID MS_MMVCD

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Media Control Devices ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Media Control Devices
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File wave.inf
    Hardware ID MS_MMMCI

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Microsoft Kernel System Audio Device ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Microsoft Kernel System Audio Device
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File wdmaudio.inf
    Hardware ID SW\{a7c7a5b0-5af3-11d1-9ced-00a024bf0407}

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Microsoft WINMM WDM Audio Compatibility Driver ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Microsoft WINMM WDM Audio Compatibility Driver
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File wdmaudio.inf
    Hardware ID SW\{cd171de3-69e5-11d2-b56d-0000f8754380}

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
    Driver Date 8/2/2004
    Driver Version 5.10.0.5650
    Driver Provider Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    INF File oem23.inf
    Hardware ID PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_71201462&REV_50

    Device Resources:
    IRQ 05
    Port DC00-DCFF

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
    Driver Date 1/26/1999
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File modemcsa.inf
    Hardware ID MODEMWAVE\RockwellVoiceModemWave

    [ Sound, video and game controllers / Video Codecs ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Video Codecs
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File wave.inf
    Hardware ID MS_MMVID


    [ System devices / VIA CPU to AGP2.0/AGP3.0 Controller ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description VIA CPU to AGP2.0/AGP3.0 Controller
    Driver Date 7/2/2003
    Driver Version 5.1.0.3442
    Driver Provider VIA Technologies, Inc.
    INF File oem9.inf
    Hardware ID PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_B198&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00

    Device Resources:
    Memory 000A0000-000BFFFF
    Memory D9D00000-DDCFFFFF
    Memory DDE00000-DFEFFFFF
    Memory E0000000-E7FFFFFF
    Port 03B0-03BB
    Port 03C0-03DF

    [ System devices / VIA Standard Host Bridge ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description VIA Standard Host Bridge
    Driver Date 8/16/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.0.200
    Driver Provider VIA Technologies, Inc.
    INF File viamach.inf
    Hardware ID PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3189&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_80

    [ System devices / VIA Standard PCI to ISA Bridge ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description VIA Standard PCI to ISA Bridge
    Driver Date 8/16/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.0.200
    Driver Provider VIA Technologies, Inc.
    INF File viamach.inf
    Hardware ID PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3177&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00

    [ System devices / Volume Manager ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Volume Manager
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File machine.inf
    Hardware ID ROOT\FTDISK


    --------[ Debug - PCI ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    B00 D00 F00: VIA VT8377A Apollo KT400A Chipset - System Controller


    B00 D01 F00: VIA VT8377A Apollo KT400A Chipset - AGP Controller


    B00 D10 F00: VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller


    B00 D10 F01: VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller



    B00 D10 F02: VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller


    B00 D10 F03: VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller


    B00 D11 F00: VIA VT8233A/VT8235 PCI-ISA Bridge


    B00 D11 F01: VIA VT82C571 IDE Controller



    B00 D11 F05: VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
     
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Actually, since you have a VIA chipset on the motherboard, use the VIA drivers.

    Is the sound not working now?
     
  3. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Well, it's working fine on everything except my daughter's CD-ROMs. On most of htem, the sound does not keep up with the lips of the characters. On the readme file, all of them say that the first thing I should do is update the sound drivers.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Sounds (no pun intended) like either a lack of ram and/or resource problem.

    How much ram is in the system and how many other things is she trying to do at the same time?
     
  5. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    RAM is 384. She does not run anything else when she plays them, we even turn off the screen saver and the make sure the Earthlink (our ISP) taskpanel is off.
     
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