I have a Gigabyte G41M-Combo(rev. 1.3) motherboard. The Specifications tab in the website mentioned above shows that I have the following Audio specifications in this mobo:
VIA VT1708S codec————————MY SYSTEM DOESN’T RECOGNIZE IT ANYWHERE
High Definition Audio———————THIS MEANS REALTEK HD AUDIO
Support for S/PDIF Out——————–USUAL STUFF
Support for CD In—————————USUAL STUFF
I already have a Realtek HD Audio Manager installed which shows my Audio codec as ALC888B/ALC887 and driver version as 188.8.131.5287. I know there is a new update release available but I do not plan on downloading it since my motherboard does not have support for it.
Now the problem here is that I do not have the VIA drivers/software installed and the sound is working just fine with the Realtek stuff. Should I download any drivers/software for the VIA VT1708S codec to take advantage of its advanced features available at http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/audio/codecs/vt1708s/ and enhance my sound? I do not want to mess it all up as I’ve done in the past (got a PS/2 mouse running on some stupid Alps driver which made its performance bad… works fine now) and hope that if I download the drivers mentioned at http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3505#dl there would be no driver conflicts and issues. I just want to take advantage of the extra features without killing my 7 year old PC. I used GIGABYTE’s download center at and it doesn’t show that VIA codec or software or driver anywhere.
The software at GIGABYTE’s website lists it as:
Audio Version Size Date
VIA audio driver 10800a 81.55 MB 2012/10/25
If anybody here can help I would be glad. Sorry for posting a long question! :)