I am still having trouble. I have installed all the drivers etc for vista, asus smart doctor, asus gamerosd, nvidia vista drivers but in the process of installing the 8600gt I had to disable the onboard x1250 graphics and that somehow also disabled the ALC883 audio.
I guess that you can still use the alc883(I hope) without the hdmi board in the pc.
Does anyone know what might have happened? I put the original asus driver cd in which used to have a driver for the realtek hd audio but no longer gives me the option.
I downloaded the vista realtek alc883 R1.90 driver from realtek and installed but it didn't do anything.
Perhaps I have disabled the audio i/o board when I disabled the graphics but I don't know how to re enable it without enabling the graphics.
I actually only uninstalled the display adapter in device manager I think. Apart from disabling the hdmi in the bios, I don't remember making any other changes. Perhaps I have just assumed I did as the audio is now missing.
The found new hardware wizard doesn't come up at all and there is no sound device listed in device manager now, so I thought perhaps I had somehow disabled it.
Any ideas how to go about reinstalling/re enabling it? Or things to check into?