ECS VIA686 Codec Sound Driver Driver Download (Official)

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The VIA686 Codec Sound Driver is an audio device manufactured by ECS Elitegroup. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. Visitors have downloaded this file "686120a.zip" 3,234 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 4.4 MB.

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Supported Models

VIA686 Codec Sound Driver

D6VAA

K7VMA

K7VZA

K7VZM

P6VAA

P6VAM

Manufacturers

ECS

VIA

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Linux

File Name

Versions

5.10.0.3622 (2001-08-30) via .inf
5.12.01.3120 (2000-11-30) via .inf

Additional Notes

VIA PCI Audio Driver Setup Program

V2.20 for Windows XP

Uploaded By

Kodeeswaran (DG Staff Member) on 28-Apr-2004

Most Helpful Reviews

 
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
ICI

26 Dec 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"This is not correct driver for K7VZA motherboard"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
VIA686/WIN98SE/VIAUDIO.SYS 41.2 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WIN98SE/VIAUDIO.INF 23.1 KB 14 Aug 2001
VIA686/WIN98SE/VIAUDIO.CAT 31.6 KB 28 Dec 2000
VIA686/layout.bin 1.0 KB 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/_SYS1.CAB 1.9 MB 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/SETUP.LID 173 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/LINUX/CALDERA/2.2/68AUDI~2.GZ 67.4 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/CALDERA/2.2/68AUDI~1.GZ 67.6 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDFLAG/1.0/68AUDI~2.GZ 68.4 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDFLAG/1.0/68AUDI~1.GZ 68.7 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDHAT/6.1/68AUDI~2.GZ 68.4 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDHAT/6.1/68AUDI~1.GZ 68.7 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDHAT/6.2LP/68AUDI~1.GZ 68.6 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDHAT/6.2/68AUDI~2.GZ 68.6 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDHAT/6.2/68AUDI~1.GZ 69.0 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDHAT/6.0/68AUDI~2.GZ 137.8 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/LINUX/REDHAT/6.0/68AUDI~1.GZ 78.7 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WINNT40/VIAUDIO.SYS 151.1 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WINNT40/VIAMIDI.DLL 17.4 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WINNT40/VIAUDIO.DLL 96.4 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WINNT40/OEMSETUP.INF 283 bytes 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WIN2000/VIAUDIO.SYS 41.2 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WIN2000/VIAUDIO.INF 23.1 KB 14 Aug 2001
VIA686/WIN2000/VIAUDIO.CAT 31.6 KB 28 Dec 2000
VIA686/_ISDEL.EXE 27.6 KB 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 26 Nov 2001
VIA686/WIN9X/VIAUDIO.INF 8.6 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WIN9X/VIAFM.DRV 21.2 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WIN9X/VIAMIDI.DRV 9.6 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WIN9X/VIAUDIO.VXD 144.8 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WIN9X/VIAWAVE.DRV 62.0 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/OS.DAT 450 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/DESCRI~1.TXT 59 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/DATA1.CAB 469 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/Setup.exe 73.7 KB 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/SETUP.LOG 92 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/WINME/VIAUDIO.SYS 41.2 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WINME/VIAUDIO.INF 23.1 KB 14 Aug 2001
VIA686/WINME/VIAUDIO.CAT 31.6 KB 28 Dec 2000
VIA686/DATA.TAG 139 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/WINXP/VIAUDIO.SYS 41.2 KB 26 Nov 2001
VIA686/WINXP/VIAUDIO.INF 18.7 KB 26 Nov 2001
VIA686/viaudio.rev 11 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/LANG.DAT 23.7 KB 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/DOS/VIAUDIO.COM 516 bytes 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/DOS/INSTALL.EXE 159.7 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/DOS/DOS4GW.EXE 265.4 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/Notes.txt 2.1 KB 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/setup.ins 84.4 KB 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/SETUP.INI 108 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/WDM.BAT 16 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/viaudio.INI 62 bytes 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/_USER1.CAB 166.8 KB 5 Jan 2001
VIA686/WINNT351/VIAUDIO.SYS 62.7 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WINNT351/README.TXT 1.3 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WINNT351/VIAUDIO.DLL 104.4 KB 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/WINNT351/OEMSETUP.INF 217 bytes 10 Dec 2000
VIA686/_INST32I.EX_ 296.7 KB 5 Jan 2001

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