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Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module

Q: Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module

I Upgrade Module | 5521 | Dell Inspiron RAM Memory have a nbsp Dell Inspiron nbsp Laptop having GB RAM I am planning to add additional GB RAM So the Total RAM Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module would be GB I found the following information in Dell Specifications User Guide Memory Connectors Inspiron nbsp Two internally-accessible DDR SODIMM connectors Inspiron Two internally-accessible DDR L SODIMM connectors Capacity Up to GB Type Inspiron Dual channel DDR Inspiron Dual channel DDR L Speed Up to MHz Configurations supported nbsp GB GB GB GB and GB I found the following Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module Memory Module information by running Command on my Laptop nbsp span style color font-family arial helvetica sans-serif Total Width bits Data Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module Width bits Size MB Form Factor SODIMM Set None Locator JDIMM Bank Locator Not Specified Type DDR Type Detail Synchronous Speed MHz span br br Question Is it possible to add GB configuration in this Laptop Question Should i use DDR instead of DDR L RAM in this Laptop Question Which RAM is best supported with this Laptop Kingston or nbsp CORSAIR Vengeance Note I am using Ubuntu on this Machine

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A: Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module

1. Yes, albeit at a performance penalty. It's designed for a pair of matched modules.
2. Either will work by itself. Don't mix DDR3 and DDR3L though -- if you have DDR3, use that; if L, use that if you're adding a module.
3. Crucial is hard to beat particularly given its compatibility guarantee when purchased through its memory configurator. Anything else- ask the vendor about compatibility guarantees (or be sure you understand the possible restocking charge if a return is required).
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Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please boot into BIOS <F2> and check on the status of the battery listed.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
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A:DELL inspiron 15R-5521 screen replacement

Hi JG12345,
As there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
If you wish to replace the parts yourself, then check this link - 
If you choose to replace the screen with non touch / matte screen - you would need to replace the LCD backcover with a compatible one designed for non touch functionality.
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A:Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 BIOS update error.

No -- 5G is more than enough free space for a BIOS flash.  Is the system failing to recognize the AC adapter (F2 at powerup to check)?
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Hi Shanay,Wireless card driver may be corrupted I would suggest you to reinstall the wireless card driver. Please punch in the system service tag or express service code from the link below. Then Click on System configuration tab and then Click on Components and find the wireless card of the system and then download the wireless card driver found under Network section., please reply us with device manager picture with Network adapter section expanded.Please let me know if this helps.
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You have to install in pairs.  If one socket is bad you will NOT be able to add ram.
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A:Dell Inspiron 1564 8GB, Memory fails to upgrade

Below are the memory specs and configuration information on the Inspiron 1564.
The Inspiron™ 1564 system supports dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM with memory speeds of 1066 MHz. At 1066 MHz, this memory offers a significant increase of memory performance over previous platforms.

The memory solution is implemented in a dual-channel configuration, allowing the system to have twice the memory bandwidthwhile using the same memory technology.
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Memory Configuration

Inspiron™ 1564 has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets, both slots can be accessed after removing the base cover. Basically, when both DIMM connectors are populated, the system has optimum dual-channel performance unless channels A and B have different amounts of memory.

Inspiron™ 1564 DIMM Configuration
Slot ASlot BTotal Memory

1024 MB
1024 MB
1024 MB
1024 MB
2048 MB
2048 MB
1024 MB
3072 MB
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2048 MB
4096 MB
4096 MB
1024 MB
5120 MB
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2048 MB
6144 MB
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4 GB Memory Barrier
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A:Dell Inspiron 1521 Memory Upgrade Issue

Welcome to TSG compman_74? Happy Hunting...

Have you tried the RAM individually? It may be bad.
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A:BSOD after memory upgrade on Dell Inspiron 15R 5537

Thank you for writing to us!
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Also provide us with the service tag and email address.
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A:DELL INSPIRON 3250 desktop - Memory Upgrade

Hi nahomjar
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Below is the configuration supported on your system:
* 2 UDIMM slots
* Non-ECC dual-channel 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
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A:Windows won't boot after memory upgrade Dell inspiron 14R

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Max RAM is 16 gb. Best results if you get it from someone like Crucial that guarantees it will work.
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A:Inspiron 3250 Small Desktop Memory Module

Have you called Dell Spare Parts directly (totally separate from Dell tech support) and given them that part number?
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A:RAM Memory Module Upgrade

Pretty sure you'll be good with 240 pin DDR2 modules. Best to install in pairs, so keep that in mind. While newegg isn't guaranteed to give you the best price, they've always been reliable wherever I am in the world when it comes to shipping. - Computer Hardware,Memory,Desktop Memory,240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

Those are the modules for your board sorted by rating. I personally have Mushkin brand in my tower, but I'm not partial to any brand. Check out the reviews. Maybe someone else here has the same mobo as you and can offer some first hand experience on what you should get. Good luck.

Also for future reference

You can go there and find the proper ram size/timings and then use that info to do a search on newegg or your favorite shopping site.

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A:Inspiron 5521 R Audio Issues

Hello. I don't think you mentioned your operating system. If it is Win 7 or 8 and you are using the Realtek audio driver, that driver is buggy and doesn't recognize the headphone jack. The previous version works okay, you are using one of the Win10 or Win 8.1 audio drivers for the Inspiron 15R 5521, I don't know if they are buggy or not. What I would do is to switch from the Realtek driver to the Windows native driver. If even the native driver does not recognize the headphone jack, then probably hardware failure.
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Sorry but I had not previously heard of that problem.
Zubidxwhich is caused due to power being fed to Device through usb
If it is a common usb issue, I'm surprised that the usb DAC wasn't designed to filter out the noise
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A:How to increase video memory in a shared memory system (Dell Inspiron n5010)

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You can get an E8400 CPU on eBay for a modest sum. You can get four GB of lifetime warranty memory for $50, including shipping.
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The question is, was the AMD GPU working after the recovery but BEFORE you attempted to install the driver you installed?
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A:Add memory to Dell Inspiron 1501

I always run the Crucial scanner to see what slots I have, what the maximum is, and what size chips can be added. Having low confidence in my ability to buy the correct product elsewhere I also buy from them, but I understand that they are far from the least expensive.
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A:Dell Inspiron 518 Upgrade

This is your machine?
Dell Inspiron 518 Desktop Details

More detailed specs:
Dell Inspiron 518 Desktop Computer (Intel Core 2 Quad 320GB HDD, 2GB) specs and Desktop specifications - CNET Reviews

You need SATA connectors.

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A:Inspiron n5040 memory upgrade

Below are the system specs for the Memory in your Dell Inspiron N5040. Unfortunately, I have no information to purchase Memory in Russia except for contacting Dell Sales in your area. 
Memory Specs:
Memory module connectors Two user-accessible SODIMM connectors Memory module capacities 2 GB, 4 GB and 8GB Possible Memory Configurations 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB and 8 GB Memory type DDR3 1333 MHz SODIMM (Operates at 1066 MHz) Minimum memory 2 GB Maximum memory 8 GB
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A:INSPIRON N7110 - memory upgrade

Hi Angel0427
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please replace the 2GB modules with a 4GB module.
Below are the configurations which can be used. 

Dell Inspiron™ N7110 / 17R DIMM Configuration
Slot ASlot BTotal Memory

2048 MB
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A:Dell Inspiron 1100 memory problem

The Dell Inspiron 1100 is infamous for this problem, and sometimes motherboards have to be replaced. The Kingston memory, even though ValueRam, is usually pretty good in that model. It does not like to have mixed memory sizes or speeds.
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A:Dell Inspiron 7559 high Memory

There is no need to wait until the battery runs down to turn off a frozen laptop nowadays. Simply hold down the power button until it shuts off. It will take 30-40 seconds.
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A:Dell Inspiron 530 upgrade options

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There are a number of pitfalls:
The Dell system includes a proprietary wiring scheme and power supply connector - while you can use an adapter to overcome the latter, the former is not as easy to work with.
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A:Dell Inspiron Upgrade Failing

It is a little strange you get such a message, because you really did not alter your hard drive, the files were just put in memory.

Do you think it is trying to continue the Windows 7 install, or some Dell Recovery utility activated and might be involved?

Do you have any recovery F key options that might help, maybe an F8 or whatever Dell uses?

What model is your system, and be exact please.
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The Registry recently became corrupted on my Dell Inspiron and after several unsuccessful attempts at fixing it I am giving up and installing OS Dell Inspiron on 7/8 upgrade Win 9400 a new Crucial GB SSD and Win 7/8 OS upgrade on Dell Inspiron 9400 hopefully upgrading the OS to either Win or But this brings up several questions that I m hoping someone can answer for me A Will this old a laptop run either of these operating systems properly B If so will it run any version of them - Home Premium Pro Ultimate etc C Will it run bit or just bit D Can I do a clean install on a new Solid State Drive And if so do I need to buy an OS upgrade version or a full version I m assuming there is a difference I think I still have the original Win XP installation discs If this project is feasible and I get through all of the above are there any other problems that I am liable to run into Thanks for your time and advice nbsp

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I'm planning to upgrade my Dell Inspiron N5010 RAM from current 3GB(2+1) to 6 GB(2+4).
I heard that some Dell Inspiron Laptops require same RAM to be present in both slots so that the O.S can detect the installed RAM, else only one slot will be detected( ex: 4GB RAM (Usable 3GB)).
So, can I go ahead with having a 2GB RAM in one slot and 4GB RAM in another?
So, can you suggest me any best brand(verified by Dell) to purchase the RAM and also the recommended frequency it should be supporting?

Many thanks in advance!!!

A:RAM upgrade on Dell Inspiron N5010

Hi venkat_bollineni,
This system model supports a maximum of 8GB memory. Memory modules must be installed as a perfectly matched pair to take advantage of the dual-channel memory bus. If not a matched pair, the system's memory bus operates in a single-channel configuration. Basically, when both DIMM connectors are populated, the system has optimum dual-channel performance unless channels A and B have different amounts of memory.

Revert for further queries.
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I have the i5 model with 8GB in ram and a 1 TB hard drive. 
This video gave me the idea:

A:Can I upgrade the CPU within my Dell Inspiron 2330?

Hi junior796,
You may upgrade to Intel Core i7-3770S Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz) which comes with Intel HD Graphics 4000 on Inspiron 2330.
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But another site said I can't upgrade my model (Inspiron 3800 C500ST) to the maximum of 512k because the unit had to factory loaded with 256 mg which mine was NOT.

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A:dell inspiron n5030 cpu upgrade

Yes, to a faster Pentium Dual Core or a Core 2 Duo.
No, to any Core i CPU.
Upgrading the CPU will void the warranty, if you have one remaining on the system.
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A:PSU Upgrade for Dell inspiron 3847

There are specific models that I have tried and they work fine.
lower power versions like the CS550M and CS650M do not have enough 3.3v/5v combined power.

EVGA NEX 750B works fine.
Power supplies that do not have 150W combined on the 3.3V/5V rails may not EVER work or may fail. Note the power ratings on each railThis label is from the NEX 750B1

This is a label from a Dell 525w unit.  Note the ratings on EACH rail not just the total watts.

On many other vendors as the power goes up the 3.3V/5V rails max power GOES DOWN to 100W max.  However in the case of dell 875w unit the power goes UP to 225w on the 3.3V/5V rails.

This is what the NEX 750B1 looks like installed in an XPS 8500
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A:Dell Inspiron 7559 ram upgrade

There's only one memory socket on this model, so an 8G isn't going to get you an upgrade.  You need a 16G module to upgrade.
These are available, but brace yourself of the price - they're expensive:
(as you can see, going from 8G to 16 causes the price of a module to rise by a factor about five).
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I think I'll need:
2.5" mounting bracket
SATA cable
Will I need a SATA III card or will the existing interface work (I couldn't find clear specs on what the existing interface actually was)?
Anything else I'm missing?

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 - What to buy for SSD upgrade?

You cannot install an SSD as the boot Drive while the original drive is hooked up.
There will be issues.
You can install an ssd after upgrading DBAR to and then making a 16 gig or larger usb flash recovery.
Then install the SSD
and then optimize it.
Then put the old drive back as a secondary.
I Usually recommend INTEL Retail drives for this so that you get Tools for optimization.
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So, i just bought this great machine, and everything is working just fine, but i was wondering,
Which Intel cpus does my dell computer supports?
I was specially thinking of upgrading to an Intel Core i5 4590 (right now i have an intel core i3 4150)
can i upgrade without problems?
i am still using the original PSU from dell 

A:Dell inspiron 3847 cpu upgrade?

believe it or not, my dell came with the i3-4150
I have checked since last year, and just recently they started using the new released processors. My local store ordered this dell in october-november 2014

But returnig to my question, those processors that you have listed, do they work with my dell desktop computer?
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A:Help with Dell Inspiron 1545, RAM upgrade?

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A:Upgrade Wifi Module to a new Dual band module

Hi, Your machine was built long way before mid 2014. The chance to change wireless card is from slim to none. Do you know the whitelist story don't you ? Regards.
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1. ATI Radeon HD 4890 -
2. Nvidia GeForce GTX275 -
3. ATI Radeon HD 4870 -
Which I can I install on my Inspiron 1525? Are they compatible with my laptop?
What about my RAM? I need to upgrade it to 3 GB. Is it possible? What RAM do I buy?

A:Inspiron 1525 memory (RAM) & Graphics Upgrade

You can upgrade the RAM to 4G as 2X2G modules - 3G isn't advisable as it will disable the dual channel configuration.
You cannot upgrade to any video card at all - there is no socket in the system for any card.  Integrated video was and will forever remain the only option for this model.
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A:Inspiron 15R 5520 Memory Upgrade Problem

The problem is solved after the latest BIOS update A11
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Installed Windows 7 x86 and have all the correct drivers. Everything is working fine.

It is slow but not too bad with hard page faults high and CPU usage hitting 100% depending on activity.

Currently has 768GB memory @266MHz (it actually uses 333MHz but has a one 512GB stick @266 that reduces the overall speed).

I can upgrade the RAM to 2GB @333MHz for $46. (It also needs a nes battery but that is a secondary consideration.)

Intended usage is web-surfing, email and Word. Can anyone who has this model comment on whether the $46 will be worth it in terms of performance boost? It seems to be a pretty solid, though older, machine. A bit more "snap" in web surfing would make it fine for the intended usage....

A:Is memory upgrade for Inspiron 600m worth it?

I'd say don't bother. What you should do is Install XP, or the original version of Windows that came on it using the License key on the COA sticker.

Win 7 take a lot of resources, much more then XP, and really isn't meant to be run on that model notebook.

XP will work just fine for your intended usage of that system.
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A:Question about memory upgrade for my Inspiron 17R (7720)

The memory is designed to run in matched pairs, but that's not required -- you CAN use mis-matched modules with a slight performance reduction.  That said, going beyond 8G isn't going to net you any performance boost unless you're running an unusually memory-intensive application.
.If the system is running a  conventional hard drive, replacing it with a solid state drive will net you far more of a performance boost.
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I ask because, if there is just the one, I'll go for 16, if it's two, I'll go for an 8 to make a total of 12. 

A:Memory upgrade for Inspiron 13 5000 series (2 in 1)

Check the service manual at dell support. Go Here for memory configuration. 
Adding memory to a laptop will work better if you match the ram. If it has 2 slots replace both or match the one it has. 
Here is the service manual for the Ins 13 5368 2 in 1-- manual_en-us.pdf
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A:Dell Inspiron 8000 New Memory Installed Won't Boot

Go to dell site forum. You could get help fast.
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 The factory default is 6 GB RAM with 2 slots. Slot 1 - 4 GB and slot 2 - 2 GB.  I would like to upgrade to maximum memory that it can accommodate.

Thanks, Kamal


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Good Morning everyone.
Intially,My RAM in my LAPTOP DELL INSIPRON 14R N4010 is 2GB DDR3 .
As my computer performance was very slow,I'm looking for upgrading my RAM now.
The original RAM with laptop is 2GB 1333MHZ SODIMM DDR3,256x64,8k,204 pin(If Im not Mistaken).
Enquires listed at below:
1.May I install a Kingston Brand RAM Memory ( KVR13S9S8/4) at the Second Slot ?And I'm still maintain for the First Slot 2GB RAM.
2.My First Slot RAM Memory is 1333MHz 2GB ,is it suitable to put another 1600MHz 4GB RAM at my second slot?
Any Experienced technicians and experts,pls leave your comment here.
Thx for your help.

A:Upgrade RAM for Laptop DELL INSPIRON 14R N4010.

Hi Ho Xu Zhe,
The Inspiron N4010 system supports dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM with memory speeds of 1333 MHz.

Yes Kingston Brand RAM Memory ( KVR13S9S8/4) is compatible with your system. You can install both 2GB DDR3 RAM on slot 1 and Kingston memory on slot 2.
1600MHz clock speed memory is not compatible your system.

Please let us know if you have any queries.
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Kind regards,

A:Dell inspiron 15 5548 touchscreen upgrade

To upgrade the resolution, you'll need the screen AND most likely a new wiring harness (very rarely does one harness work with both resolutions).
To upgrade to a touchscreen, you basically need the entire top half of the system - screen complete with wiring harness, bezel, back cover and hinges -- these parts are not interchangeable with non-touch systems.
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Will this 4Gb RAM work on my laptop ?

A:RAM Upgrade on my Laptop Dell Inspiron 15R (5520)

Below are the memory specs for your computer. You will need to verify which processor you have installed. Depending on the processor will determine the type of memory to install.
Memory Memory module connector Two internally-accessible DDR3 SODIMM sockets Memory module capacities 2 GB and 4 GB Memory type 1333 MHz DDR3 for Sandy Bridge Processors1600 SODIMM DDR3 for Ivy Bridge Processors Minimum memory 2 GB Maximum memory 8 GB
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A:Dell Inspiron 580: Which Video Card Upgrade

gregpod9 I want a entry level dedicated video card that has decent video processing
You get what you pay for, an "entry level" video card may not be any better than the on-board video, if that is the real problem with streaming video.
The 580 has a PCIeX16 slot for an add on video card.  The stock power supply is only a 300 watt which will somewhat limit you on choices of "HD Video" cards.  The manual does not detail it, that I can find, but on most the BIOS will autodetect a PCIeX16 slot video card and make that the default.  On models that do not autodetect, you can manually change that in the Setup (F2 at POST to access the Setup (BIOS)).
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Hiya Ladies and Gents, 

I got to hand a Dell Inspirion One 19T that has been upgraded from Win 8 to win 10.  The speakers have a nice big red cross through them and keep saying that there's no issue and to plug in speakers or headphones.
What I have done so far...
Updated Audio device drivers
Updated Reltek HD codec and general drivers
Checked in BIOS to make sure the on board audio device is enabled
Windows updates
Uninstalled the driver and restarted
Uninstalled the driver and installed from fresh download
Sacrificed a top end calculator to the God of electronics

The last two things I can think of being the issue are...
a) Audio card knackered
b) Restore to win 8 and then NOT doing the update

Any suggestions other than those????