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Hi, Have an IBM ThinkPad R51 that I just reformatted after getting it used from a bud if mine. I put windows Xp Pro on it and it said that it didn't have any drivers or the integrated sound controller. So I got all the updates for windows Xp and then it installed drivers for a SoundMax digital Audio controller. But when I look at the hardware using EVEREST Home Edition it shows I have an Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - AC'97 Audio Controller.

I cannot find any drivers for the Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - AC'97 Audio Controller in the Intel website nor others.

The SoundMax digital Audio drivers are the ones Xp installed on its own but the sound doesn't work. I have tried messing with the speaker settings and other audio settings with no luck. I have tried using desktop speakers and headphones in the headphones jack but none of them work.

I have already check that everything is unmuted, the sound settings all at max, ECT.

I have also tried the IBM site but none of the audio drivers there work.

I know that the Audio card/what ever still worked because it was working the day I got the laptop and before I reformatted it. I didn't think to look at the hardware and drivers, as I didn't think that finding a few drivers would be that hard.

I don't have any of the original software/CDs that came with the laptop ether.

Thanks for the help and comments.

PS: The laptop has a Intel 855GME chipset.
    
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Try these: http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/23...-download.html

and/or have you tryed Lenovo live update for it?

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...id=TVSU-UPDATE
    
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I will give the drivers you linked a shot.

I have tried the live update, It updated things like my trackpad and LCD drivers. It updated other things too not sure what they were but even after installing all the updates it had to offer and rebooting the sound still didn't work.
    
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Thanks the drivers worked. REP+
    
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Good to hear and thanks
    
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