Multimedia audio controller

By demonkid ยท 155 replies
Sep 8, 2004
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    You will find all your required drivers on this page.
  2. wiltroup

    wiltroup TS Rookie

    Mailpup.... Thanks!!!`

    Hi Mailpup,

    just wanted to say i too had a similar problem with my sound on my notebook. i followed all your instructions,downloaded the exe and all is good and working fine... finally i can watch my dvds on my laptop!
    so yeah... thanks!
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    For on board audio (where you have no install CD for the motherboard) you need to inspect the board first. Find the model number, and also the makers name if shown (some makers don't always do this). The model number is usually near the CPU. For example, P4P800-MX. Google this number and you should find the makers name showing - in this case it is an ASUS board.
    Do not follow links to any site that is not the makers own site - go only to the makers site.
    Find links on that site for downloads or support or drivers or something like that - they are all different. Search or follow wizards to find your board and then select the audio driver(s) download - I always recommend you save the driver file rather than install from the remote site.
    Follow instructions and this should work.
    Note that some editions of the same board may have different audio chipsets - if in doubt download them all and try them one at a time...
    If all else fails it is always possible that there is a fault or a conflict - I have sometimes had to fit a sound card to get round this.
  4. Vile

    Vile TS Rookie

    when I start up my computer it says I dont have an audio multimedia controller installed.
    and I have tried to update the device but it comes up asking for a disc to be used to install it.
    could anyone link me to a place where I could download it from.
    my pc specs are;

    System Model: AWRDACPI
    BIOS Version: Award Software International, Inc. F8

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

    AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
    Version: x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1
    Speed: 2009 MHz

    thankyou for taking the time to help me everyone.
    it is greatly appreciated.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Use Everest Home Edition or SIW to find your motherboard's brand name and model number first. You can't get any help without that info.
  6. Vile

    Vile TS Rookie

    I downloaded siw. thanks.
    is this what you need to know?

    Property Value
    Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Model GA-7VT600
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Yes that's exactly what I needed. Download your audio drivers from here. Good luck and let me know if it works. :)
  8. Vile

    Vile TS Rookie

    I downloaded it.
    then ran it after it had finished downloading and it asked me to reset my computer.
    so I did.
    but I still have no sound.

    do you any other ideas what could be wrong?
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Your motherboard's on-board sound chip is bad. You might need to install a PCI based sound card
  10. jllorens

    jllorens TS Rookie

    audio problems

    I'm trying to digitalize old analog files from VCR, and audio tapes to my PC.
    to do that, I bough a PCI TV Card that has audio, video, S-Video, TV antenna inputs.The card came with a driver... and I installed the whole thing, and it looks like the installation went OK.
    Still, when I connected my VCR analog lines to the card (S-Video + Audio in) - using either Video maker or Pinnacle 10 software - I was only able to get the video part, but no audio at all.
    Could someone tell me why?
    I would really appreciate it
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Have you tried using the right and left audio channels. Somtimes only the right or left audio channels are live, not both
  12. Mel_R36

    Mel_R36 TS Rookie

    I dont know lots about computers but I am having a problem with my Multimedia Audio Controller and i cant hear any sound. The Multimedia Audio Controller is marked with a question mark and when i try to update it, it seys that its cant find the nessessary software to install it.

    I realise that you will need extra information. Please tell me what you need and where I am suppose to be able to find it.

    Please someone help me...I miss my sound!!

  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Use Everest Home Edition or SIW to tell us your Motherboard's model number. That'd be the main information we need.
  14. Mel_R36

    Mel_R36 TS Rookie

    Here is the information I found on my Motherboard. I'm not sure if it is what you are after but here it is anyway.

    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 65-0702-009999-00101111-050404-P4M266A$A0025001_BIOS DATE: 05/04/04 13:57:03 VER: 08.00.09
    Motherboard Name Asus P4VP-MX

    Motherboard Manufacturer
    Company Name ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
  15. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

  16. Mel_R36

    Mel_R36 TS Rookie

    thankyou for helping me out but my sound still isnt working. i used the link you told me to use and i think i should have told you i have window xp. the folders only had 95 and NT4. i also restarted the computer and tried to update multimedia audio controller again but it still isnt working.
    one of my speackers are making a repetitive clicking sound when they are turned on. should i be worried or concered about this?
  17. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

  18. Mel_R36

    Mel_R36 TS Rookie

    Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou!!! i now have sounds so good to have sound. :)
    its been ages not having sound on this computer and it feels a bit wierd to be hearing sound from it. but im sure ill get used to it. :)
    thanks heaps again. yeh when you gave me the right link it made much more sence. hehe.

    oh yeh and did i say thankyou. :p
    thanks again
  19. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    It was a pleasure - and thanks for the thanks!
  20. kainokaino

    kainokaino TS Rookie

    Okay um ive got the same problem as everyone else ...
    sound isnt working ect.


    manufacturer - compaq
    model - 07d0h

    is that all you need to know ??

    anyone ????

    i found out some more stuff

    my processors name is

    AMD Athlon XP

    AMD Athlon XP 1800+
  21. AudioVayne

    AudioVayne TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Hey, recently i installed Windows XP with SP2 on my brothers laptop. It too has the audio controller problem and i can't find a driver for it. I've run the CPU-Z and under mainboard it says:

    Manufacturer: toshiba
    Model: Portable PC
    Chipset: ATI IDCAB3 Rev: 05
    Southbridge: ATI SB200

    Version 1.50

    The laptop is a Toshiba SA60-106 (according to a sticker underneath it)

    Any help, greatly appreciated.
  22. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    sorry - could not find any working references to your board on my local compaq site in UK - you should look at your local compaq site as it may be something only sold where you are.

    Your laptop model did not show on my local list of products - where are you and please confirm the model - satellite - or whatever. It may be that there is no audio driver available for you OS upgrade.
  23. AudioVayne

    AudioVayne TS Rookie Posts: 99

    I am in New Zealand (The laptop i assume to have been from Europe because Shift 3 was the pound symbol.)
    And even if i can find an old driver?

    I installed the realtek thing but the speakers screech before each sound or when opening a media player.


    Model number: PSA60E-Few more digits to follow...
  24. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Hi and sorry about the rugby - for both our teams.
    Drivers are device and usually OS specific with rare exceptions. For example some odd W2k drivers will work with XP but very few. If you cannot find an XP driver you could try W2k. A screech usually means a driver error.
    I found your system spec on a French site and see that you have a Realtec ALC 250 audio system.
    Go to
    and dowload the top driver from this ftp address
    Remember to ininstall the old one before you install the new driver.
    Best of luck.
  25. AudioVayne

    AudioVayne TS Rookie Posts: 99

    yeah, but at least we made it further than aussie! So they can't boast about being better than us!

    Just to let you know, this laptop has always run XP home i think, so sound drivers shouldn't be impossible to find.

    What exactly did you want me to do? I ran the second link to download the driver, installed (don't know how to select which driver) but i ran the setup, installed and still no luck.
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