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Realtek ALC883 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller

Discussion in 'Software' started by daride, Aug 16, 2008.

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  1. daride

    daride Private E-2


    I've got a hard time at my girlfriends pc here.
    I'm actually ASHAMED to post here as i'm a ITer and usually fix stuff myself.

    So..here is some back ground information:
    A while back my girlfriend bought a Medion PC at the Aldi (dutch thing).
    It had vista on it and she wanted xp. So I was like: sure..i'll fix it!

    Installed XP everything wen't fine except for the audio drivers. But didn't had time to check that so leaved that untill today.

    Today i started my search...And so far I installed 7 different drivers and NONE worked. In the meanwhile after I tested a driver to see if it worked. I used a driver cleaner to clean all the "remains".

    I used:
    1. 2 Drivers found on driverguide.com
    2. The official latest HD sound driver from realteak.com.tw
    3. A driver found on google somewhere
    4. The driver found at asus that fitted my motherboard
    5. The driver at medion, they don't provide a XP driver but for some reason i could install the vista driver...didn't work.
    6. A other driver found via google

    Also to make that clear, I currently have 2 "unknown" devices in my pc:
    One is called pci device with this as it's properties -> details tab (used http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/ to check)
    The other one is called Multimedia Controller..now comes the REALLY weird thing! let's check properties -> details tab (used http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/iii/?i=11317133 AND http://www.pcidatabase.com/search.php?device_search_str=7133&device_search=Search to check)

    One site says it's a SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder the other one disagrees and says its a Pinnacle PCTV 110i Capture Device.

    (like..what the frak.)

    SO, my FULL system details are zipped and a summary is provided down below and I just beg that somewone can help me. As i'm getting mad by this. This is actually the first system/case EVER which I can't figure out. So if somewone figures this one out i'm personally going to hug him xD

    --------[ Summary - PC-LAURA ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computer Type                                     ACPI Multiprocessor PC
          Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows XP Professional
          OS Service Pack                                   Service Pack 3, v.3300
          Internet Explorer                                 7.0.5730.13 (IE 7.0)
          DirectX                                  (DirectX 9.0c)
          Computer Name                                     PC-LAURA
          User Name                                         Administrator
          Logon Domain                                      PC-LAURA
          Date / Time                                       2008-08-17 / 04:33
          CPU Type                                          DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4400, 2000 MHz (10 x 200)
          Motherboard Name                                  Asus P5GC-MX/Medion/SI
          Motherboard Chipset                               Intel Lakeport-G i945GC
          System Memory                                     1015 MB  (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
          DIMM1: SEU06464D4B71EP-30                         512 MB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM  (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz)  (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)  (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
          DIMM3: SEU06464D4B71EP-30                         512 MB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM  (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz)  (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)  (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
          BIOS Type                                         AMI (08/08/07)
          Communication Port                                Communications Port (COM1)
          Communication Port                                ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
          Video Adapter                                     Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family  (128 MB)
          3D Accelerator                                    Intel GMA 950
          Monitor                                           ADI MicroScan 17  [17" CRT]  (0000000001)
          Monitor                                           ADI MicroScan 17  [17" CRT]  (0000000001)
          Audio Adapter                                     Realtek ALC883 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]
          IDE Controller                                    Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
          IDE Controller                                    Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
          Disk Drive                                        Corsair Flash Voyager USB Device
          Disk Drive                                        Generic Flash HS-CF USB Device  (3 GB, USB)
          Disk Drive                                        Generic Flash HS-MS/SD USB Device
          Disk Drive                                        Generic Flash HS-SM USB Device
          Disk Drive                                        ST3360320AS  (360 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
          Optical Drive                                     HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44N  (DVD+R9:10x, DVD-R9:10x, DVD+RW:18x/8x, DVD-RW:18x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
          SMART Hard Disks Status                           OK
          C: (NTFS)                                         343393 MB (311752 MB free)
          Total Size                                        335.3 GB (304.4 GB free)
          Keyboard                                          Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
          Mouse                                             Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
          Primary IP Address                      
          Primary MAC Address                               00-1B-FC-6B-A0-5D
          Network Adapter                                   ASUS 802.11g netwerkadapter  (
          Printer                                           Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
          Printer                                           Microsoft XPS Document Writer
          USB1 Controller                                   Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
          USB1 Controller                                   Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
          USB1 Controller                                   Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
          USB1 Controller                                   Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
          USB2 Controller                                   Intel 82801GB ICH7 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
          USB Device                                        USB Mass Storage Device
          USB Device                                        USB Mass Storage Device
          DMI BIOS Vendor                                   American Megatrends Inc.
          DMI BIOS Version                                  0202
          DMI System Manufacturer                           MEDIONPC
          DMI System Product                                System Product Name
          DMI System Version                                Rev 1.xx
          DMI System Serial Number                          SYS-1234567890
          DMI System UUID                                   C886C244-B061DC11-A17983C0-12EE995F
          DMI Motherboard Manufacturer                      ASUSTeK Computer INC.
          DMI Motherboard Product                           P5GC-MX/MEDION/SI
          DMI Motherboard Version                           Rev x.xx
          DMI Motherboard Serial Number                     MB-1234567890
          DMI Chassis Manufacturer                          ASUSTek Computer INC.
          DMI Chassis Version                               Rev 1.xx
          DMI Chassis Serial Number                         Ch-12345678
          DMI Chassis Asset Tag                             Asset-1234567890
          DMI Chassis Type                                  Desktop Case
          DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets                   2 / 0

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  2. daride

    daride Private E-2

    231 views and not a single reaction, this must be a kind of record!rolleyes
  3. musksnipe

    musksnipe Guest

    That's because the guy who knows how to solve these things was camping. :)

    OK, first XP SP3 doesn't support Realtek HD. (unless MS has gotten around to an update for that)

    My suggestion is to uninstall Realtek Audio through Add/Remove Programs, if it is there. Make sure all the other drivers are gone and cleaned up.

    You will have to fool XP into believing it is SP2.

    1. On your PC change the CSDVersion registry key to XP SP2:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDVersion value=200
    2. Restart your PC
    3. Install: Realtek_High_Definition_Audio_for_2KXP03
    (This should contain the MS UAA Bus driver (KB 888111). If you don't see this driver listed in Device Manager>System Devices, install this: kb888111xpsp2.exe)
    4. Change the CSDVersion key back to XP SP3 again:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDVersion value=300
    5. Restart your PC, finalize configuration of your PC, sysprep and capture.
  4. dlb

    dlb MajorGeek

    LOL roflmao See what happens when you try to have a life muskie?? The whole thing falls apart!!! :-D LOL
  5. musksnipe

    musksnipe Guest

    :p If you hadn't noticed, I pretty much stick to Realtek and the easy stuff anymore.
    Or call you in when I get in over my head.;)
  6. daride

    daride Private E-2

    it works!
    thanks man :)

    i'll also forward your answer to a dutch forum where i've also posted about this issue.

    thanks again, i'm so happy now :D
  7. musksnipe

    musksnipe Guest

    No problem. :)
    Yes, spread this fix around. It was not an easy one to find.
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