you can use the following commands to correctly identify your friend audio card:
lspci will return a list of device, including audio:
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
a further command:
lspci -v -n -s 00:1b.0
will provide extensive info about the device:
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:284b (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48
Memory at f8300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities:  Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities:  Virtual Channel
Capabilities:  Root Complex Link
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
the above should help to correctly identify the card.
About the option, in PCLinuxOS usually there is the following line added to /etc/modprobe.conf
options snd_hda_intel model=auto
whenever you identify a possible alternate option, (such as model=toshiba), simply edit that file and change the option.
A reboot is required to correctly reload the module with the new option. At any time you can revert back the change.