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I need to know what drivers i need to download for my sound. I tried to download the Realtek AC'97 ones, but my computer keeps restarting when it reaches a certain file, orrr, the installers just won't work 'say i don't have the right drivers' or something. Before i reformated my computer, i remember having something called 'SoundMAX', but none of them drivers work...<br>
My sound is Onboard, and i have an Intel computer, Asus motherboard..<br>
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SiS chipset.. yeah<br><br>
PLEASE help.<br><br>
Edit : By the way, down in my sig thing, it says i have an Onboard Realtek, i put that, because i assumed i have one... hmm.<br>
Last time i installed a realtek driver i got sound, but it was VERY minimal sound. all the sound controlls were turned up etc. Then i reformatted again, now i can't find ANY working drivers.
 

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what's your OS ?
 

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I have a Windows XP Home Edition<br>
Here is a screenshot i just took from a program.<br><br><a href="http://img120.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hmtb2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/6581/hmtb2.th.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
In the 'Windows Audio' bit, it didn't have anything.<br><br>
CPU Properties<br>
CPU TypeIntel Celeron 4E, 2666 MHz (5 x 533)<br><br>
Motherboard Properties<br>
Motherboard ID04/30/2004-SiS661FX/SiS963L/W697-P4S800MX<br>
Motherboard NameAsus P4S800-MX<br><br>
Motherboard ChipsetSiS661FX<br>
Motherboard Manufacturer<br>
Company NameASUSTeK Computer Inc.<br><br><br>
Theres some info about my comp
 

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I believe you have C-Media 18783 onboard sound. The latest driver for it can be downloaded here...<a href="http://www.download.com/CMI8738-WDM-Driver/3000-2120-10495782.html?part=dl-CMI8738WD&subj=dl&tag=button" target="_blank">http://www.download.com/CMI8738-WDM-...=dl&tag=button</a><br><br>
Just to be sure....I would download Belarc advisor to analyze your system. It should let you know exactly what you have for a sound device.You can get that here..............<a href="http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1385" target="_blank">http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1385</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I believe you have C-Media 18783 onboard sound. The latest driver for it can be downloaded here...<a href="http://www.download.com/CMI8738-WDM-Driver/3000-2120-10495782.html?part=dl-CMI8738WD&subj=dl&tag=button" target="_blank">http://www.download.com/CMI8738-WDM-...=dl&tag=button</a><br><br>
Just to be sure....I would download Belarc advisor to analyze your system. It should let you know exactly what you have for a sound device.You can get that here..............<a href="http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1385" target="_blank">http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1385</a></div>
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Thank you tones. I'll try the driver out now.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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OK..GRRR.<br>
I installed the thing, and it said 'Waiting for drivers' or something, then a little bubble came up saying 'Found new Multimedia Controller' then, 'Realtec AC97'<br><br>
Then my computer restarted, and it kept restarting each time the computer made the little bubble come up saying 'Realtec AC97' down near the time etc.<br>
So i had to uninstall the driver, to make it stop restarting..<br><br>
I'm sooooo annoyed
 

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looks like you have Realtec AC 97. I have it on my mobo as well. I had real trouble finding the current drivers for that...... here it is....<a href="http://www.majorgeeks.com/Realtek_AC97_Drivers_d4400.html" target="_blank">http://www.majorgeeks.com/Realtek_AC...ers_d4400.html</a>
 

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I'm pretty sure i've allready downloaded this one...<br><br>
I'll give it a try again i guess
 

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When ever i goto install one of these drivers, it comes up with this..<br><a href="http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=grrrrhy9.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/859/grrrrhy9.th.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br>
Then when i press Continue, it asks me to point it to some files, then in the end it just restarts my comp and doesn't install them properly.. :/<br><br>
I remember i used SoundMAX a while ago, but none of there drivers work properly either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br><br><br>
Edit : Oh yeah, i remember having an ASUS CD, that had like SoundMAX etc on it...but that's ages ago, and i've lost the disc
 

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*bump*<br>
I looked on my old computer which also had built in sound, and his chipset is Intel, and his sound says 'Intel Intergrated Audio'<br><br>
Maybe because my chipset is SiS, my Audio is also something like that?<br><br>
Any ideas?<br><br>
I tried downloading the Audio driver for my chipset from the SiS website, but when it was installing, it just quit half way through
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Was there anything wrong with the previous version of your drivers. If not i would keep them.<br><br>
Also perhaps try reinstalling your Audio using the drivers from your motherboard cd.</div>
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My other Drivers made my sound reaallllyyyy quiet.<br>
So i reformatted my computer, now none of my drivers i install work.<br><br>
And i don't have my motherboard CD, i lost the one i need<br><br>
Edit again. I went into my BIOS Settings, and it said Onboard AC97 Controller [Auto].. So i'm pretty sure now i need AC97 Drivers. But when i try installing them...my computer just restarts, and when it starts up again and says 'Found Audio Controller' then 'Realtek AC97' my computer restarts again, and keeps doing this. I looked in my Device manager, and it had the Realtek thing, but with a yellow question mark
 

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Go here;<br />
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<a href="http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us" target="_blank">http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us</a><br />
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Select MOTHERBOARD from the top drop down menu on the left. Then select SOCKET 478 from the second drop down window right under the first. Then select P4S800-MX from the third drop down window under the first two.<br />
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Then once it loads, expand the AUDIO selection down, then download the SoundMax drivers for Windows XP. These drivers will only work if you have SP2 installed already, so make sure your disc has SP2 and if not, download and install SP2, can get it from Microsoft direct or softwarepatch.com.<br />
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That should get you set up.....
 

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<a href="http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us" target="_blank">http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us</a><br />
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Select MOTHERBOARD from the top drop down menu on the left. Then select SOCKET 478 from the second drop down window right under the first. Then select P4S800-MX from the third drop down window under the first two.<br />
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Then once it loads, expand the AUDIO selection down, then download the SoundMax drivers for Windows XP. These drivers will only work if you have SP2 installed already, so make sure your disc has SP2 and if not, download and install SP2, can get it from Microsoft direct or softwarepatch.com.<br />
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That should get you set up.....</div>

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</div>I've got SP2, but when i try to install it, it says it can't find the driver, and that i should restart and try again. But when i restart my comp and try again, just says the same thing.
 
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