Emachines T2885 Audio Driver

Posted on 2010-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
This is a question that seems like it should be an easy answer -- but for the life of me I can't find this darn driver!

System: Emachines T2885 (It's not listed on eMachines driver site)

Here's the specs from system information.

Property      Value
Manufacturer      BIOSTAR Group
Model      P4M90-M4
Version      Ver:1.0
Serial Number       
North Bridge      VIA P4M900/CN896/VN896/PT890 Revision 00
South Bridge      VIA VT8237A Revision 00
CPU      Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz
Cpu Socket      Socket 478 mPGA
System Slots      3 PCI, 1 AGP
Memory Summary      
Maximum Capacity      1024 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size      2048 MBytes
Memory Slots      2
Error Correction      None
Warning!      Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

I really appreciate the help!

Note: Emachines support pointed me to THIS driver, which doesn't work: Audio_Realtek_5.10.0.5250_XPx86_A
Question by:david1986
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 3
LVL 65

Expert Comment

ID: 33706159
windows update did not find this? you tried going into device manager,find the device then update driver?
LVL 65

Expert Comment

ID: 33706162
what o/s? I assume xp
LVL 65

Expert Comment

ID: 33706191
this is a desktop right? I went to emachines drivers and downloads section

selected desktop, t series, checked show all models and found no t2885. closest was t2882 which had a audio driver. judging by the version its the same on as you was told about.
maybe try the next model t2890?
On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

LVL 65

Expert Comment

ID: 33706195
other thing to try is to go to the biostar website and search for  P4M90-M4 and see if you can find the audio drivers there. Being AC 97 I am assuming its built in audio.
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

rockiroads earned 500 total points
ID: 33706199

Author Comment

ID: 33706222
Here's a chat from eMachines... ;)


Sarat Chandra kolachala: Hi, my name is Sarat Chandra kolachala. How may I help you?
 David Birchmier: HI there
 David Birchmier: I"m looking for an audio driver for the T2885
 David Birchmier: I spoke with another rep who pionted me to the: Audio_Realtek_5.10.0.5250_XPx86_A
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Hello, David.
 David Birchmier: Unforutnately that one doesn't work
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: How are you doing today?

 David Birchmier: I'm looking for the one for the Biostar board
 David Birchmier: Doing good -- yourself?
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Fine and thank you very much for asking.

 David Birchmier: The motherboard is a biostar P4M90-p4
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Please dont worry David, I will try my best to support you regarding this issue.

 David Birchmier: Thanks for the help!
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: You are welcome.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: May I know the date of purchase of the computer?

 David Birchmier: Quite frankly I'm not certain. It's a customers computer :(
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: As you are unable to date of purchase of the computer, we are unable to validate the warranty, As a one time best support let me check how may I help you today.

 Sarat Chandra kolachala: I understand that you want the audio driver for your computer. Am I correct?
 David Birchmier: Thanks -- appreciate it
 David Birchmier: Yes you are correct
 David Birchmier: I've tried the: Audio_Realtek_5.10.0.5250_XPx86_A
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: My pleasure.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: May I know the operating system your computer is shipped with?

 David Birchmier: WIndows XP HOME
 David Birchmier: OEM copy is still loaded
 David Birchmier: with XP HOME
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Alright.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Have you changed the operating system?
 David Birchmier: No. It's windows XP home OEM
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Thank you for the information.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: May I place the chat on hold for 3 minutes, while I do a quick research on this issue?
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Is it a desktop?
 David Birchmier: VIA VT8237A = chipset on motherboard
 David Birchmier: Yes it's a desktop :)
 David Birchmier: Yes hold is fine
 David Birchmier: thxs
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Thank you for confirming.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Thank you for being on hold.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: David, unfortunately there are no drivers available for the t2885 model however I will provide you the audio driver for the t2882 model desktop.
 David Birchmier: I've actually tried that one
 David Birchmier: No luck :(
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Series&Step3=T2882&OS=X01&LC=en&BC=eMachines&SC=PA_6E
 David Birchmier: Isn't that the darnest situation? That there are no drivers for a eMachines computer that clearly does exist.
 David Birchmier: I wonder if there is an explanation for such a thing?:
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: You may once again try the driver link provided.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: I am confident that this time it will work.
 David Birchmier: I will once again try the driver you suggest
 David Birchmier: However it is for the wrong audio chipset
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Please try to download the audio driver and install it into your computer.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: You can also contact the pay for support team if the issue still persists.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: It was a pleasure to work with you. I thank you for contacting e Machines live chat. My name and Badge ID is gwsi1199.

 David Birchmier: If I wasn't just looking for an audio driver, that would be fine. I'd be happy to pay for support.
 David Birchmier: However I feel is your duty to provide audio drivers in a web accessible format to customers.
 David Birchmier: Does this seem unreasonable by your thoughts?
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you regarding this issue.

 David Birchmier: I have tried the driver you suggested. No luck.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: With your permission may I go ahead and arrange a callback for you from the specialist team “Pay for support” . They would contact you and give more details on the charges and support boundaries.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Note: The call back is not chargeable for you.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: For Setting up a callback may I have the below details.
Telephone Number:
Alternate telephone number:
Best time to call with time zone:
 David Birchmier: No that'll be fine
 David Birchmier: No time for that. Will install an addon card and send eMachines the bill :)
 David Birchmier: Thank you.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: You can definitely explore your own options.
 David Birchmier: I will. I'm sure they will ignore it, but it's funny, eh?
 David Birchmier: At least I can post this on public forums to see if others agree. Public opinion is a wonderful thing.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: It was a pleasure to work with you. I thank you for contacting e Machines live chat. My name and Badge ID is gwsi1199.
 David Birchmier: Darn the days when the web didn't exist!!! There were only 2 outlets for complaints.
 David Birchmier: The company, and your friends.
 David Birchmier: Now the world is your friend ;)
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Thank you.
 David Birchmier: No, thank you!
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: Bye and take care.
 David Birchmier: You take care as well!
 David Birchmier: Is there anything else I can help you with tonight?
 Sarat Chandra kolachala: I apologize, nothing.
 Sarat Chandra kolachala has disconnected.
LVL 65

Expert Comment

ID: 33706261
lol. classic conversation when outsourced abroad.

cant believe eMachines aint got a driver.

did u try the biostar website?

Author Comment

ID: 33706286
Yes -- thank you! the Biostar website was correct.

I feel like a retard....because I google searched for the mboard and model and it was slightly off. I didn't actually try going through the Biostar site myself -- wasted 2 hours due to laziness. DOH!

Points awarded.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33706288
Ya nailed it.

LVL 65

Expert Comment

ID: 33706334
We all have our moments :) Glad your all sorted now.

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Uniden UDW20055 3 117
IT Support Technician II 7 43
2015 RAM HEMI 1500 5.7 L V8 5 32
Anyone use Youtube Movie Maker 5 74
This is a quick article, and by no means should you quit your job today or plan to feed your family of 5 on a business idea. Starting a business takes work. This article will only give you the basic skeleton of understanding. Going into business for…
Digital marketing agencies have encountered both the opportunities and difficulties that emerge from working with a wide-ranging organizations.
The Bounty Board allows you to request an article or video on any technical topic, or fulfill a bounty request to earn points. Watch this video to learn how to use the Bounty Board to get the content you want, earn points, and browse submitted bount…
Articles on a wide range of technology and professional topics are available on Experts Exchange. These resources are written by members, for members, and can be written about any topic you feel passionate about. Learn how to best write an article t…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question