Acer Upgrade 7600G

geraldf

Well-Known Member
#1
I have an Acer Veriton 7600G workstation which I am trying to upgrade with Win 7

In the main it is successful. but I have the known problems of the Ps2 mouse (trackball) and the integrated sound not working.

The chipset is an Intel 865G (which they don't provide Win 7 support) and this I suspect is whats stopping a complete success with all the drivers.

I have tried the latest Realtek AC97 drivers. they successfully install but no sound - again a common problem apparently. I've also tried Vista drivers with no luck.

Has anyone seen a working (not theoretical) solution?

basically every advice I've seen so far on getting this to work has been wrong. (ie advice on poiting to Intel and Realteks websites has been exhausted already)



Specifications:
Processor

Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology, 2.80GHz or 2.60GHz, 800MHz system bus

Cache

In CPU – Pentium 4, 256KB or 512KB L2 Cache
depending on the CPU

Memory

1 gig installed DDR PC3200 SDRAM

BIOS

Acer Flash BIOS

Supported Protocols

PCI 2.3, APM1.2, DMI 2.3.1, E-IDE, ACPI 2.0, ESCD 1.03, ANSI ATA 3.0, PnP1a, Bootable CD-ROM 1.0, ATAPI

System Chipset

Intel 865G / ICH5

I/O Controller Hub

SMSC LPC47M192

Expansion Slots

3 PCI 2.3

Audio

Intel ICH5 controller, Embedded AC97 Codec

Speakers

Optional on selected models

Video

Intel MCH 865G on-die graphic solution with DVMT technology

Storage

3.5″ 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
DVD-ROM Drive
400GB IDE Hard Disk Drive


Networking

Broadcom 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ-45 LAN connector

Ports

1 PS2 Keyboard, 1 PS2 Mouse port, Audio line in, line out, headphone out, and 2 Microphone in, 6 USB ports (2 front, 4 rear), 1 Parallel, 1 Serial, 1 RJ-45 Network Interface, 1 VGA,

Chassis

Mini Tower, 16.7″ (H) x 7.9″ (W) x 16.3″ (D)

Power Supply

Industry Standard 200 Watt
 


geraldf

Well-Known Member
#2
Acer 7600G clean install

I have the following PC which I'm trying to do a clean install with Win 7 Pro

basically everything is fine except for an audio problem (drivers installed but no sound, update makes no diff)

and an inability to use a PS2 trackball

It appears that this is a known problem with the Intel 865G/ICH5 chipset

Does anyone know of a workaround.

I have tried the latest Soundmax, AC-97 drivers from Realtek etc - this is a chipset problem from what I can gather.


Veriton 7600G Specifications

Processor
Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology, 2.80GHz or 2.60GHz, 800MHz system bus

Cache
In CPU – Pentium 4, 256KB or 512KB L2 Cache
depending on the CPU

Memory
1gig DDR PC3200 SDRAM installed

BIOS
Acer Flash BIOS

Supported Protocols
PCI 2.3, APM1.2, DMI 2.3.1, E-IDE, ACPI 2.0, ESCD 1.03, ANSI ATA 3.0, PnP1a, Bootable CD-ROM 1.0, ATAPI

System Chipset
Intel 865G / ICH5

I/O Controller Hub
SMSC LPC47M192

Expansion Slots
3 PCI 2.3

Audio
Intel ICH5 controller, Embedded AC97 Codec

Video
Intel MCH 865G on-die graphic solution with DVMT technology

Storage
3.5″ 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Samsung DVD-RW
400GB IDE Hard Disk Drive

Networking
Broadcom 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ-45 LAN connector

Ports
1 PS2 Keyboard, 1 PS2 Mouse port, Audio line in, line out, headphone out, and 2 Microphone in, 6 USB ports (2 front, 4 rear), 1 Parallel, 1 Serial, 1 RJ-45 Network Interface, 1 VGA,

Chassis
Mini Tower, 16.7″ (H) x 7.9″ (W) x 16.3″ (D)

Power Supply
Industry Standard 200 Watt
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#3
Hmm...Have you tried running the drivers under compatibility mode? Also try running the upgrade advisor as this can sometimes give you certain information that could help.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...90-7659-4BD9-9E51-2497C146AF15&displaylang=en


I've also merged threads to save confusion. Please do not double post.
Thankyou.
 


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