I installed win7 fo my pc but no sounds

Asus P5vd1-x motherboard
March 8, 2012 at 02:37:46
Specs: Windows 7, P4/3.20ghz/1 gb ram
pc is an asus p5vd1 x, with 1 gb ram. but when installed win7 ultimate it installs but without sounds. I know the pc is quite old but need a help...

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#1
March 8, 2012 at 04:20:38
Go to asus and download the sound driver for that board. What you have is win7 installed and you probably have driver like sound etc that will need installed, anything win7 did not find on its own. Look in the device manager that will tell you what drivers are missing and will need installed.

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#2
March 8, 2012 at 04:35:42
1- Did you run the Windows 7 Compatibility Test from their website? You should have done this first.
2- NOW you will need to go to the manufacturer's website (or component mfg's websites if custom) and download Windows 7 drivers for your system (or components) in order for all of your hardware to operate properly. If there are no Windows 7 drivers then you MAY be able to use Vista drivers (not always) but you will NOT be able to use XP drivers.
3- If there are no drivers available you should not have installed Windows 7.
4- If the Windows built in drivers will work for some components but not all then you MAY be OK if you replace those components with ones that you can get drivers for. This means that you can purchase a sound card that is Windows 7 compatible and use that instead. The same holds true for your graphics so if you have trouble there, you will need to purchase at least a minimal graphics card.
5- Check Device Manager for other driver issues you will need to resolve.
6- Add more memory since Windows 7 32bit really does not run well unless you have 2GB or more of memory (64bit needs 3Gb at the minimum).

On a system that old you should have stayed with XP. Windows 7 uses more resources than XP and on a system that old you would been better off with a clean installation of XP rather than W7. You probably will find it slower than you will like.

Good Luck.

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#3
March 8, 2012 at 08:01:27
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/In...

No drivers listed beyond XP, but it uses a ADI AD1888 SoundMAX Sound Chip, did you check Microsoft Updates for updated driver ?


Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#5
March 8, 2012 at 23:20:32
It would be better to install Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High-Definition Audio. Then install the specific driver for your Audio hardware.

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