I am trying to set up an Intel D865PERL motherboard on a computer for my wife. Everything is running perfectly on Windows XP Pro OS with SP3 except the sound. I have updated the BIOS, the Chipset, and the Audio driver for SoundMax. I have checked the BIOS to insure that the audio settings are enabled. I have tried with two separate speaker systems, both of which produce sound on other Dell computers. I have plugged both sets of speakers (individually) in the appropriate (green) audio port, and have made these attempts in both the rear panel (with jumpers on pins 5-6 and 9-10) and in the front panel (using the two cables from the front panel audio inserted on the audio header). When I open the Device Manager, there are no punts, and it shows SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio with driver version 126.96.36.19940; however when I access the “Scan my Computer” from the Intel Support web site, it continually tells me that there is an audio driver update (to 188.8.131.5240, which is the version the computer shows). Additionally, there is no sound on start-up or shut-down, regardless of how the speakers are configured (front or back audio panel).
I downloaded the D865PERL manual from the Intel site, and it shows the following header configuration for the front panel audio connectors.
However, in another manual the connectors are shown as follows:
I do not have HD, so I presume pin 7 should be vacant, but in the first configuration pin 4 shows AUD-VCC (+5v power?), while the second configurations shows AUD_GND on pin 4. Which is correct? I am further confused by the fact that the two cables from the front audio panel have three connectors for MIC and five for Audio, as shown below, but there does not seem to be a Power connector for the audio.
MIC Cable Sound Cable
A search for the three files (smwdm.sys, smwdm.inf and smx.cat) that should be associated with audio drivers, shows the first and third to be in the following locations. The second (smwdm.inf) is not on the computer.
Any help you could provide to help me to have functional sound with this computer would be greatly appreciate. Thank you for your attention,