I bought a new motherboard yesterday. Its a Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 socket 2011.
Everything is great with this board except for one nagging issue I can't figure out. For some reason all of the drivers (downloaded from gigabyte's website) install fine except for the Realtek audio driver. No matter what I try it will not install.
I would call gigabyte but at this moment in time they are closed since they are PST and I am EST.
So... I am not sure what to do about the driver.
Things I have tried:
- Running the installer as an Admin (Right-click run as admin)
- Using the driver from the CD
- Forcing Windows to check the folder for a usable driver.
It's late for me (been up all night) and I am beat so my idea stream is not flowing right now. What else could I try to fix this?
Any help is appreciated, I can tell you anything you need to know I am sitting in front of the computer.
UPDATE: The audio device is not defective! I booted up a linux live cd and the audio device works just fine. So this is strictly a Windows driver issue.
Uh... I could be doing something wrong with lspci, but according to this output there is no Realtek audio device in the system...
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation C600/X79 series chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 06) 02:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0e0b (rev a1) 03:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1) ubuntu@ubuntu:~$