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How can I find the sound drivers for this ID

Hello Expert , could you pls provide me with the drivers for this sound card .Thank you .
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michkoCommented:
I couldn't find those specific ones right off.
You could download Driver Updater and see if it can find them for you - typically easier than doing all the searching yourself.
http://www.carambis.com/lp/driver_updater.html?cs_aff=gif

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edbedbCommented:
Are you sure it's DEV_4387 and not 4397?
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BillDLCommented:
Hi hnael

Is this sound card in a Desktop PC?
If so, is it possible for you to open the computer case and see if it has a sound CARD installed?
(if you don't see a sound card in one of the slots it will be a small on-board sound CHIP and probably very hard to see wring on it).

If this is an operational computer running Windows, then download and run Belarc Advisor, allow it to update, then look at the report it automatically creates and opens:
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

You might also get details by running the free version of Gabriel Topala's "SIW" (System Info for Windows):
http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
Installer version:
http://www.gtopala.com/download/siw-setup.exe
Standalone Program:
http://www.gtopala.com/download/siw.exe

Save the attached file and rename it, changing the .TXT extension to .VBS.
 AudioDevice.txt
Open a CMD prompt and run this command:

CScript //NoLogo "C:\Path_To\AudioDevice.vbs"

(where "\Path_To\" should be the actual directory path to where you saved the file).

That MIGHT provide some clues.
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hnaelAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay, yes its  sound card drivers that I am looking for . and its a desktop and already running fine .
Michko: Is the link you sent I need to pay money for it or for free ?
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BillDLCommented:
You will get a link to a driver download if you take the side off the computer case, use a flashlight, and write down the manufacturer (Via in this case I believe) and the model number, then visit the support pages of the manufacturer's website.
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hnaelAuthor Commented:
Edbedb: you are right about the no its 4397
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edbedbCommented:
Any one of these should be what you need. Get one that has XP_2K in it.
http://www.downloadwindowsdrivers.info/hdaudio/func_01/ven_1106/dev_4397/subsys_18490397/
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michkoCommented:
sorry, running late this morning.  

Some good advice already given, I'll just answer the question you posed:
yes, that driver software should be free.

best of luck.
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BillDLCommented:
hnael

I earlier asked if you had a sound CARD in a motherboard SLOT or a sound CHIP embedded on the motherboard.

You said that it was a DESKTOP PC, so it's easy enough to take the side of the case off and look at the Manufacturer Name and Model Number of the Motherboard, or the audio device if it is a sound CARD.

The alternative suggestion I made was to run one of the utilities that I provided links for to see if it would name the audio chip or card and give a model number.

I made the suggestions for a very good reason.  It is always better to download drivers from the manufacturer's website.  It saves you from hunting all over the place for drivers on 3rd-party websites and sometimes an incomplete or wrong description is given, so you may not know for certain what you are getting in the download.

If the PC came as a complete unit from a recognised manufacturer, then find your model number, go to the manufacturer's website, and search for drivers that relate to your computer's model number.  Sometimes drivers are "tweaked" to fix certain issues.

If you bought a motherboard with an embedded audio CHIP and built a PC, or if it was built by a technician, then open the case and nore the Manufacturer Name, Model Number, and Revision Number of the motherboard, then go to that manufacturer's website and search for the drivers relating to your board.

If the sound device is a CARD in a motherboard slot, then you can go to the PC manufacturer's website for drivers, but sometimes the same PC model number may have fitted different audio cards and there may be several driver files.  It is usually better to note the Manufacturer and Model Number of the Sound CARD, then go to that manufacturer's site for the drivers.

The device ID string you gave refers to a VIA Audio Chip, and one universal driver works for quite a few Codec numbers:

http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp

Step 1 = Microsoft Windows
Step 2 = Windows XP
Step 3 = Audio
Step 4 = Choose any of the "VIA HD" Audio Codecs.
              They all download the same file.

The download is Driver version v8700a Created 23rd September 2010, released 1st October 2010, and is compatible with the VIA HD Audio codec chips:  VT1702S, VT1705, VT1708B, VT1708S, VT1716S, VT1718S, VT2010, VT2002P, VT2020S, VT1812S, VT1818, VT1828S.

Direct download link for VIA audio driver:

http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/v8700a_20100923.zip

Unzip it and double-click SETUP.EXE.

This driver contains the Microsoft KB888111 update for the "Microsoft UAA (Universal Audio Architecture) Function Driver for High Definition Audio to give Windows XP SP2 this support.  SP3 should already have this support.  You didn't say what version of Windows XP you are running.  Read the 3rd paragraph of the "Introduction" section just so you understand that there were two versions of this driver:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888111

You should be running XP with Service Pack 3 by now anyway, so the above should not really be an issue, but worth mentioning just in case.

Be aware, though, that VIA stresses that it is better and safer to download drivers from the PC or Motherboard manufacturer's website.

I have checked this driver for compatibility with the ID String you provided, but I am not responsible if it screws up.
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hnaelAuthor Commented:
thank you
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BillDLCommented:
Thank you hnael
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