I have to setup a lot of systems. The sound processor on the mainboards are mainly variations of Realtek’s AC97 codec. About every company bundles it with some kind of custom software though. That makes finding the “right” driver a pain (opening the case, looking up the board specs is a little… well, uncomfortable).
Thankfully you can use a generic AC97 driver aswell. As stupid as it sounds, yes, this driver will work for almost every board you throw it at. Makes my work a lot easier 🙂 .