sound driver

August 12, 2010 at 00:32:50
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.926 GHz / 1015 MB
Need sound driver for Nec Valuestar VR500/CD. Thanks in advance.

Computer - Nec Pc-VR500/CD
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2

CPU Type Intel Celeron D 340J, 2933 MHz (22 x 133)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915GV
System Memory 1015 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (03/10/05)

Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900

Audio Adapter Intel 82801FB ICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-2]

BIOS Properties
Vendor NEC
Version P6.00/253A2000
Release Date 03/10/2005
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards DMI, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, PCMCIA, USB

Award BIOS Type Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Award BIOS Message (CO12 BIOS 253A2000)
DMI BIOS Version

CPU Properties
CPU Type - Intel Celeron D 340J

CPUID CPU Name Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
CPUID Revision 00000F41h

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 03/10/2005-Grandtsdale-6A79DM3CC-00
Motherboard Name Unknown

Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915GV

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August 12, 2010 at 09:58:09
I think the NEC VR500/CD computer uses the ADI AD1981B audio driver as mentioned in its specs here (used Google Translator to translate the page).

(ignore what was previously posted here)

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August 12, 2010 at 20:05:01
Thanks Erpmano... But everytime i tried to install the driver this msg comes out saying "Driver not found! Reboot your system and run this set up again".

Did as i told in rebooting and installing, still the msgs pops up.

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August 13, 2010 at 16:03:01
Hi Trivikrama.

After reading this forum thread (it's in chinese language and another user who also owns an NEC PC-VR500CD computer), download the ADI AD188X audio drivers from this page. Select one of the FTP sites on the page and download the driver package.

You may want to install and run Unknown Device Identifier and locate the "unknown" audio device, expand its Details and its PnpID number and list it here. I'll keep trying to find the correct audio driver and will list it in a future post.

PS - I'm surprised the NEC ( site does not provide the audio driver downloads for most of their NEC Japanese made computers. I've looked for certain audio driver downloads for the PC-VR500CD on the site but found none.

I know for sure the next brand new computer I'm getting won't be an NEC brand.

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August 23, 2010 at 11:25:15
Hi Erpmano.. I really appreciate the help and i would like to appologize for the late reply because i was a bit busy with work.

About the sound driver i was looking for, i think i already got the right one. I used Vinyl AC97 codec combo driver... I looked at my device manager and all seems fine but unfortunately i still have no sound on my computer.

I checked everything including audio devices on control panel but still no sound..

I really don't have any clue on what to do next because all seems right but still i don't hear anything...

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