Solved Unknown sound card, no sound, can't find a driver

July 2, 2012 at 16:20:20
Specs: Windows 7, 1gb
I don't have any idea how to find the driver or manufacturer of my soundcard.

I have a 2.8ghz Intel Pentium 4 motherboard (D845EPI-D845GVSR). Checked the board, and the device manager.

Also the soundcard says WIESON 0433 on it. I've already gone through the device manager to try and update or add, and a yellow ! is in place of MULTIMEDIA AUDIO CONTROLLER under Other Devices. When I click it, it says the manufacturer is UNKNOWN. The screen reads when I click it:

This is what it says when I click it.

The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.

To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

Device Type: Other devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 0, device 31, function 5

Those are the hardware IDs for it.

This is under Physical Device Object Name

Under Device Description:
Multimedia Audio Controller

Device Location

When I go under the DRIVERS tab, and click on Driver Details, it says No driver files are required or have been loaded under this device.

Then when I click Update Driver, I go to locate it automatically, and it doesn't find anything.

I then went to the Intel website, and looked up the drivers for my motherboard (Intel (D845EPI-D845GVSR), and found out that they don't make the drivers for Windows 7. Tried downloading XP version, but it wouldn't get me past the extraction part. I then tried to download the chipset drivers, just for the hell of it, and it tells me that my computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements to install them.

No graphics card or anything like that. Just saw the WIESON 0433 on the inside on the other side of the audio plugin ports.

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July 2, 2012 at 18:15:43
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You already know the answer - there are no Win7 drivers for that board, it's too old. And 1GB isn't enough RAM to run Win7 decently anyway.

Wieson makes connectors & cables. WIESON 0433 is the audio header, not the sound chip. Look at the XP drivers list, the sound is by Realtek. As you found out, XP drivers do NOT work with Win7. Vista drivers might, but they aren't available either. You can install a Win7 compatible sound card, but you'll still have to deal with the other unsupported devices. If you're going to stick with that board, I suggest you go back to WinXP.

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