HP Intel(r) 82801DB/DBM/DA AC '97 Audio Controller Driver Download

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The Intel(r) 82801DB/DBM/DA AC '97 Audio Controller is an audio device manufactured by HP. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This version of "Pavilion742c-AC97.zip" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 4,790 downloads and 42 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 60.4 KB.

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Supported Models

Pavilion 742c

Intel(r) 82801DB/DBM/DA AC '97 Audio Controller




Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000

File Name


5.1.3552.1 (11-Apr-2002)
5.1.3552.1 (2002-04-11) via .inf

Additional Notes

This may work on other Pavilions as well. You can tell what chipset your machine is based on by going to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Mangler, then expanding System Devices. If you see Intel® 82801* in there, give this driver a try.

Uploaded By

rojo (DG Member) on 7-May-2005

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Pavilion742c-AC97/ac97ich4.sys 107.8 KB 15 Apr 2002
Pavilion742c-AC97/readme.txt 668 bytes 7 May 2005
Pavilion742c-AC97/oem34.inf 19.9 KB 16 May 2002

How to Update Intel(r) 82801DB/DBM/DA AC '97 Audio Controller Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

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