Audio Driver

By classicacer
Nov 1, 2009
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  1. my soundcard is SoundMax HD Audio 0

    i don't know if my drivers are up to date or not, playing this game titan quest and my computer keeps crashing, looked on some other forums and they said it might have something to do with my sound drivers but i have no clue how to find an updated driver
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    Is this the sound card that came with your computer? Please indicate the specifc make/model of your computer.
  3. classicacer

    classicacer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no it wasn't the one that came with my computer. it's an old card i believe

    i have an asus motherboard amd athlon 64 3500 2.2ghz and run windows xp proffessional

    edit: built my own computer
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    1) Is there also an onboard sound device? If yes, is it disabled in your BIOS?

    2) Click Start->Run,enter: dxdiag. Click the Save all Information button. Look at the file to find what it says about Sound Devices. It should look something like what follows. Copy/paste the sound info into your next post
    Code:
    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
                Description: SoundMAX HD Audio
     Default Sound Playback: Yes
     Default Voice Playback: Yes
                Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_194A&SUBSYS_10280294&REV_1004
            Manufacturer ID: 65535
                 Product ID: 65535
                       Type: WDM
                Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
             Driver Version: 5.10.0001.7255 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
                WHQL Logo'd: Yes
              Date and Size: 5/18/2009 07:26:54, 339456 bytes
                Other Files: 
            Driver Provider: AnalogDevices
             HW Accel Level: Full
                  Cap Flags: 0xB5B
        Min/Max Sample Rate: 44100, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
     Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
                  HW Memory: 0
           Voice Management: No
     EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
       I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
                   Registry: OK
          Sound Test Result: Not run
    
  5. classicacer

    classicacer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it is my onboard soundcard


    heres the code:

    Description: SoundMAX HD Audio O
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_1986&SUBSYS_104381B3&REV_1005
    Manufacturer ID: 65535
    Product ID: 65535
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
    Driver Version: 5.10.0001.4151 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 10/5/2005 16:21:10, 141312 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: AnalogDevices
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: Yes
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): Yes
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    Ah-Ha! It IS the onboard soundcard

    I did find what appears to be a newer driver for that device BUT before going there we should really see exactly what drivers are being offered by ASUS for your specific motherboard. These will be found on the ASUS website under Support.

    If you don't know the motherboard model number use a tool like SIW. Run it and look at Hardware->Motherboard for the model number. You should then be able to find the latest drivers on the ASUS site. Or if you'd like me to take a look there myself please tell me the motherboard model reported by SIW
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

  8. classicacer

    classicacer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    the motherboard model is M2NPV-M cause i still have the box :D

    i can still do that siw thing if you want
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    typo? ASUS only lists M2NPV-MX or a M2NPV-VM

    Actually if you go to this link, you should be able to let them scan your board and they'll take you directly to the drivers for your m/b
  10. classicacer

    classicacer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yeah oops haha, its M2NPV-VM
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    Interesting.. it actually looks like the ASUS drivers are a slightly older version of what you have installed. But i'd say is worth trying to run with the drivers on the ASUS site (see if it makes any difference) even if they're down revisions.
    > Make sure you double check if you;re running 32 or 64 bit XP to download the right one from the site
     
  12. classicacer

    classicacer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    how do i check if i'm running a 32 or 64?

    and which one do i download?

    there seems to be two different ones in the audio section with 4 links on the top one and 2 on the bottom one

    i see the 32/64 selections but some are different
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

  14. classicacer

    classicacer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    alright well thanks for all the help, greatly appreciated :D
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    you bet... one more point.. you should uninstall the old driver before installing the new one... You run dxdiag again to check on the driver version number installed. G'luck!
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