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Intel 82801BA/BAM Controller AC'97Driver

By jr_oneputt ·
Rebuilding a mess. IBM Netvista, Pent 3 256mg Ram,
Win ME. Have problem in Device Manager, Sound video and game controller section. "AC'97 Driver for Intel 82801 BA/BAM Controller".

-Intel does not list this in driver downloads, or is it on there support web site when searched.

- IBM does not have this on their support web site.
- Used the Win ME update from Microsoft to see if it was something with the operating system.

Not sure where else to look.

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by TheChas In reply to Intel 82801BA/BAM Control ...

Poked around Intel's site a bit.

The 82801BA is the I/O controller for the 815E chip set.

The AC97 audio codec is attached to the I/O controller.

Windows cannot identify the codec without having the correct driver installed.

Most of the Intel Pentium 3 motherboards that used a codec listed an Analog Devices codec.

Take a close look at the motherboard.
You should be able to find the codec IC. It should be a little smaller than a standard US postage stamp.

If the logo on the chip is AD, then you have an analog devices codec.
You can download the driver for one of Intel's PIII motherboards.

Otherwise, you need to find the codec manufactures web site, and download their reference driver.


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by TheChas In reply to

Try this IBM driver for the SoundMax codec.


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by TheChas In reply to

You can also use the Windows Update catalog page to download updated drivers.


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