Sorry to read it took you 10 hours. Next time, post sooner. I make it an effort to help users fairly quick. I’ve been telling openSUSE users with HP DV5’s and DV7s to use that setting “enable_msi=1 model=hp-m4” for months now. If you search on “dv7 sound” you should see some posts with that recommendation.
But I most definitely appreciate your sharing. If you find any other useful tidbits, please post/share.