Update AC97 drivers

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Thanks Driver Pro, if you hadn't shown me Driver Robot I don't think I would ever have gotten my onboard sound working! Wish I had found this sooner...

Barry Janson, CA

Your motherboard's onboard audio ports are attached to a special AC97 audio codec chip. This chip can be produced by several manufacturers - like Realtek, Sigmatel, VIA, and others - making finding the right driver for your motherboard's AC97 codec chip extremely frustrating. That's why we offer Driver Robot. Driver Robot automatically detects what kind of AC97 chip you have and downloads the correct official driver.

Driver Robot automatically updates:

  • Sound card drivers
  • Printer drivers
  • Video card drivers
  • Motherboard drivers
  • Webcam drivers
  • Wireless drivers
  • Bluetooth drivers
  • FireWire drivers
  • Ethernet drivers
  • Windows XP drivers
  • Windows Vista drivers
  • USB drivers
  • Chipset drivers
  • AC97 drivers
  • DVD drivers
  • Router drivers

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Here's three reasons why we recommend Driver Robot for AC97 driver updates:


Updating AC97 drivers manually is a nightmare.

Because there's so many different kinds of AC97 codec chips, finding the right driver manually is next to impossible. It gets even worse if you've misplaced your factory restore CD that came with your computer. Driver Robot uses its huge (over one million entries!) database of drivers and devices to correctly identify the right driver for your AC97 codec chip.


Using the wrong AC97 driver can cause your sound to stop working.

Sound is a critical part of a modern PC - and it's a part that just won't work without the exact driver. You need to make sure you have the latest official driver for your AC97 codec chip. Driver Robot is constantly updated with the latest drivers from all AC97 manufacturers, so you know you'll never be out of date.


We guarantee that Driver Robot will download and install the correct driver.

If you don't have time to mess around with testing different drivers and guessing who the manufacturer of your AC97 codec chip is, use Driver Robot instead. Our own experience with this software makes us confident that it will find the right driver for your computer's AC97 chip on the first try.

Watch how Driver Robot identified our AC97 chip and downloaded the latest driver:

We recommend Driver Robot for updating your AC97 drivers.

Of all the driver update products we tested, only Driver Robot successfully identified and updated our onboard AC97 sound. If you don't want to waste any more time trying to find the right driver on your own, download this product now.

Driver Pro guarantee: Driver Robot is clean software

At Driver Pro, we only recommend software that we've personally used and tested. Not only did Driver Robot fix our AC97 sound driver, it's also 100% free of spyware, adware, viruses, and other nasty problems. This great software is completely safe and effective - try it now and get your AC97 codec chip back in action.

How to use the driver update tool on your PC

To update your computer's drivers, you need to download and install the driver update tool on to your PC. When you are finished updating your drivers, you may wish to uninstall the driver utility. Here are some simple, step-by-step instructions for doing so.

Installing the driver utility to update your drivers

To begin the installation process, download the setup file from any of the download buttons on this page (5.1MB, executable file). The download will take approximately 30 seconds on most connections.

Once the setup file is on your system, locate it and double-click on it to begin the installation process. The installer will show you a splash screen welcoming you to the product. Press the Next button to continue past this.

Now, review the End User License Agreement (EULA) and make sure you agree with it. Press Next again to continue. The application will now install on to your computer, and configure itself for maximum compatibility with your system.

When the application is finished installing, it will run automatically and prompt you to begin a driver scan to find new drivers for your system.

Uninstalling the driver tool when you're finished updating your drivers

Uninstalling the driver update tool couldn't be easier. Open your Start menu and press the All Programs button. In this list, find the driver software's folder. Inside this folder, you will find an icon labeled Uninstall. Click on this to begin uninstalling the software.

You may be asked whether you're sure you want to remove the program from your computer. Press Yes, and it will uninstall cleanly from your system. No traces or remnants will be left.

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