VIA AC97 audio driver package 7.00b


This download contains the latest audio drivers, software and utilities for the Via AC97 audio controllers. It can be applied to the Via motherboards listed below where onboard sound is used (onboard means built into the motherboard instead of a separate card). If you are using a separate sound card, you do not need the AC97 driver. For separate cards, you should download the appropriate driver from the card manufacturer’s site.

This package includes the following drivers:

  • VIA AC97 codec incorporated into VT82C686A/B South Bridges.
  • VIA AC97 codecs incorporated into VT8233, VT8233A, VT8233C, VT8235 and VT8237/R South Bridges.
  • VIA Vinyl audio codecs: VT1612A VT1613 VT1616 VT1617 VT1618.
  • VIA AC97 codec incorporated into VT8231 South Bridge.
  • VIA AC97 codec incorporated into VT8251 South Bridge.
Special note: VIA advises that where possible, users should install onboard sound drivers provided by their motherboard manufacturer in preference to these audio drivers. This is because of the ID process in the Microsoft certification guidelines. Microsoft require a four part ID for PnP device drivers. If VIA have not received the appropriate ID from motherboard manufacturers, then the drivers from this package will use the generic ID instead. In some instances users may receive an error message or may even not be able to install the drivers. If this occurs, please contact your motherboard manufacturer for updated AC97 drivers.




Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003

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