Windows 7 didnt install my audio hardware on my old pc .


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[h=2]hi there,[/h]
i just installed a windows 7 home edition on my old pc which has this specs:
P4 2800
asus p4s800d-x motherboard socket 478.
ATI X1950 pro video card
3 gb of RAM

everything went well during installation but the audio hardware didnt recognized (onboard)
i went to asus web site and after muliple chooses i get to this page wich is relevant for me :

thing is that at the end of the chosing , the newer version of windows that i could chose from was winxp.
you can see also that the audio driver i can download is for winxp
SoundMAX Audio Driver version WHQL for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP.

i tried to install also a realtek audio driver and of course the soundmax which didnt cause win 7 to find any audio hardware.

any help here ....


It only shows for vista and lower so you could try to run it in compatibility mode.


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It only shows for vista and lower so you could try to run it in compatibility mode.
thank you very much it worked !!!!!!!
youre the king!!

Glad you got it working.


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hi again .

i know that this problem i having now may related to some other forum but since its connect to the previouse one i post it here ...

so after i install the sound driver i got a sound but when i play a 720p x264 movies (with vlc player or mplayer classic) its flicker,
BUT when i disable sundmax from device manager the movie play smooth but of course without sound ....

any thoughts ? is there something i can do or this is a sign for an old pc that cant hadle 720p x264 files?

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