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Intergrated soundcard not working!

By Ceaseless ยท 6 replies
Dec 10, 2005
  1. Hello, I've read some threads on this forum and they all got help so I'm hoping that I can get some help too :)

    My problem is that my intergrated soundcard does not work. It doesn't show up in device manager even though it's enabled in BIOS. I've tried to install the drivers for it (its a soundMAX ad1888 btw) but it just says driver not found! please reboot computer. But when I do nothing more happens :/

    Can it be because I have a Creative SoundBlaster live! installed too?

    Seriously I need all the help I can get!

    [edit] oops, forgot my mobo! I have Asus a7v880 amd athlon 2800+ win xp sp2


  2. osram

    osram TS Rookie Posts: 47

    i would remove the SB live if you want to use the onboard sound. then you should see an unknown audio device showing up in the device manager.

    make sure you have the CORRECT onboard sound drivers for YOUR mainboard/soundchip. install them... then cook it for about 15 minutes, put some spices on it. and the dish is ready.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +421

    Yes, as osram said, your onboard sound won't work while you have another sound card installed.
  4. Ceaseless

    Ceaseless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you

    Thanks, I guess that was the answer I knew I would get but didn't want to hear. You see, on my last mobo it worked to have both the onboard soundcard and the SB live installed at the same time :/

    A little follow up question:
    Is SB Live! Value better then the ADI ad1888 SoundMAX i have intergrated?
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Yes, your SB live soundcard will be better than your onboard sound, and will use fewer resources as well.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  6. Ceaseless

    Ceaseless TS Rookie Topic Starter


    The SB didn't only hide the onboard soundcard but also mess up my via raid i think. Sometimes it would time-out leading to the complete halt of the system.
    So I have to use the intergrated soundcard to get a stable system but there's one problem... My Creative Soundworks FPS2000 digital need a digital connector and the intergrated card doesn't have that. The speaker does have analog connectors too but I have lost that cable :/ So now I'm stuck with my headphones ://
  7. Andy_c11

    Andy_c11 TS Rookie

    same problem here

    Well, it seems that SB Live 5.1 and integrated ADI AD1888 (SoundMax) combo doesn't work either.

    Mobo is Asus P5VD1-X.

    When i don't have my SB installed the integrated sound works great (though i like SB more). No matter what PCI slot I insert the SB - the integrated sound is not even recognized as a device. Is it a bug or a feature???
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