GA-8I945P-G-RH Sound problems


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Hello does anyone knows how to make sound works on vista x64?
I bealive my motherboard is using Realtek Semiconductor Corp. High Definition Audio System but i can't get it work due to problems i can't identify. I install my sound card in vistas Device Manager everything seems to be all right. Driver is "Realtek high definition audio" and it's "working properly". But there is no sound.

**maybe this is reason.
The file RTKVHD64.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Does are drivers from motherboard site.

I tried to disable that sound card in bios and use Creative sound blaster live 5.1 (SB0100) but couldn't find drivers for it either. Could you provide me some help please?

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The Contemplator
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Hi Nebojsa,

Welcome to the Vista Forums. :party:
I have had a quick look for suitable drivers for you. Unfortunately, there are no suitable drivers available for your Creative card, so you will have to stick with the Realtek solution. Here are a couple of links for you, the first to Gigabyte's download page for your motherboard (note that the version of the audio driver is R1.87). The second is to the Realtek page (note that you have to accept the disclaimer before being able to access the main page, and the version of the driver here is R1.91). I use the Realtek AC'97 codec, and the latest driver is fully WHQL certified, so there is a chance that this one will be as well.

GIGABYTE - Support - Motherboard - Driver - GA-8I945P-G-RH


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