Chipmunks in my computer...

By mommalden · 48 replies
Sep 30, 2006
  1. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Hey Zazoom!!!

    I went to the chipsets site...what is the purpose there? you sound like you might be on to something...what do I do? Be very specific....I'm sooo out of this loop
  2. zazazoom

    zazazoom TS Rookie Posts: 84

    well basically, i believe you downloaded the wrong driver required for your sound to work...with that program cpu-z you can find out what chipset you have thus look at the support site link i gave you match up the exact on the link and it will take you to drivers u can download. if u figure out what type of motherboard you have using programs like everest or cpu-z i can figure out what kind of sound driver you need to activate your onboard sound :) There are specific instructions for each and every Intel Motherboard that website link i gave you is a big step to making your sound work! seems like the AC'97 are used for intel boards like yours! soo we're pretty close to figuring out and solving your sound problem!

    no worries there are many things i still don't know about computers soo just keep posting with alot of detail alot of ppl will help! i got tons of help regarding computer problems, upgrades, compatibilities etc..!
  3. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    it said I have chipset: "Intel (R) 845 chipset", Memory controller: 82845, I/O Controller: 82801BA(ICH2), and Integrated Graphics: Not detected or disabled.

    Does this help?
  4. zazazoom

    zazazoom TS Rookie Posts: 84

    ok try this,

    Download the following for Intel® 845 Chipset: Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility, Intel® Application Accelerator


    There is one problem..out of the 845 Chipset Family there are quite a few..It doesn't exactly say which one is yours..unless u can find out somehow.

    ..this is your chipset family.. one of these are yours

    Intel® 845 chipset family-based boards

    Intel® Desktop Board D845EPI

    Intel® Desktop Board D845GEBV2

    Intel® Desktop Board D845GERG2

    Intel® Desktop Board D845GLVA

    Intel® Desktop Board D845GVSR

    Intel® Desktop Board D845GVFN

    Intel® Desktop Board D845PECE

    Intel® Desktop Board D845PEMY

    Intel® Desktop Board D845PESV

    Found on this website:

    If you can figure out which exact version >_< ..once you on the version..Scroll down to Software & Drivers..Click latest BIOS and driver your version of windows..(XP Professional I presume)
    Click Go.. in the driver section you should find something regarding AC' the driver onto your desktop or wherever it is your keep your downloaded files..Unistall the previous driver..reboot....install the new drivers u downloaded..reboot and vollllllllllla! you should have it ...keep me posted!


    I really hope you can read this..cuz i can't but i'm sure your resolution isn't that high :) well keep me posted!
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Did you try the AC97 driver here?
    or HERE
  6. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24


    I downloaded the first two you said...what is the next link for? It took me to a page of downloads...what am I looking for there?
  7. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    back where i started!!!!!!!!!

    I now have sound again but the sound and the video are running to fast again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Download cpu-Z from the link a few posts back. Then tell us motherboard you have. Maybe you need to update your chipset drivers too. This will help us find them for you.

  9. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    may be a silly question...

    but what is "cpu-Z"?
  10. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    CPU-z is a little app that can help you find out information about your motherboard, CPU etc. You can download it here:

    The link is on the top left corner of the page under "Download Latest version" title.
  11. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24


    has been downloaded and unzipped/ what do you need to know? I feel like I'm downloading everything on the i-net.....are we there yet??????????????????
  12. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Where we're going with this is trying to determine the exact model of your motherboard. We need that info to track down what chipset drivers you need. You have downloaded and installed AC'97 from a few sites and they still cause everything to run fast right?

    So now we're thinking you need to also update your your mobo chipset drivers. CPU-Z give's us the info we need to find those chipset drivers.

  13. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24


    cpu-z do I find out about the M-board?
  14. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Extract all the files, double click on CPUZ it will look like a little chip wait for the program to start it takes time as it is gathering sytem info. Next once the program has started there will be a tab that says <mainboard> click that. After that tell us all the information.
  15. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24


    here is the info on the cpu-z mainboard tab:

    Model: MS-6551
    Chipste: Intel i845D Rev. 04
    Southbridge: Intel 82801BA (ICH2)
    Sensor: Winbond W83627HF

    Brand: Award Software International, Inc.
    Version: 6.00 PG
    Date: 30/08/2002

    Grafic Interface
    Version: AGP Version 2.0
    Transfer Rate: 4x Max. Supported: 4x
    Side Band: not supported

    And there u have what?
  16. mommalden

    mommalden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Is anybody out there tonight?

    I feel like I'm hangin here.....I did the who cpu thing and now I'm wondering what next?Thanks!:confused:
  17. NFSFAN

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245

  18. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Try this
    Look for both of these on that page:
    Realtek ALC Series Audio Drivers and Intel INF Drivers (these are the chipset drivers I was talking about and NFSFan's link suggests this will fix it too) .

    PS I'm sorry I forgot I had been helping you and forgot to return to this thread. :(
  19. FudgeIgor

    FudgeIgor TS Rookie

    Same Problem over here!

    i have the exact same problem as mommaldem i dont not have an intel chipset however, i have the K8n-Neo motherboard with an nvidia chipset, i have tried everything from system restore to driver reaintall (several times) i have uninstalled just about every single audio related program i could find on my pc to no avail, still these dang chipmunks killing my ears, please help i have been trying to fix this for hours and im in serious need of help!
  20. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    like i said, it's a common problem, caused by drivers. did you try everything that has already been brought up in this thread?
  21. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Posts: 129

    once u install the drivers you will have sound again
  22. FudgeIgor

    FudgeIgor TS Rookie

    i have installed at least 4 different kinds of drivers at least 10 times each, i have tried drvier cleaners, i have tried system restore, i have uninstalled every codec on my computer in safe mode out of safe mode, everything, every single program i had that involved sound i uninstalled, i used cc cleaner, i did everything short of a bios flash and a reformat! i really need some more ideas.


    I cant try any of the intel chipset drivers you have all helpfully offered mommalden because i have an ndvida chipset, which i have looked in vain to find drivers for

    also if it will help my chipset is Nvidia nForce3 250
  23. FudgeIgor

    FudgeIgor TS Rookie


    I went through the posts one last time and couldnt find a thing that I hadent tried, when it hit me, instead of flashing my bios, why dont i just pop the battery in and out? and that worked! thanks so much for the idea!
  24. PASTA

    PASTA TS Rookie


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