I'm not sure what the soundcard name is, but the driver CD says Avance Logic.. ESS. The driver I have loaded is ESS1869. The problem is while on internet, each click of a link will BLAST a shot of static while the page changes. Short, but loud. Also, Streaming audio is nothing but static. Volume control doesn't help, downloading new ESS 1869 driver didn't help. BTW, music CD's play just fine. Sure would like to surf the net, without a WHOOSH of sound, at every click.