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opl3 yamaha soundcard help

By tiptip
Jul 4, 2006
  1. hello ... i just add a old soundcard so i could use his midi port.
    however i cant seems to find a driver for it ...
    on the card there is a sticker says yamaha opl3 compatible
    and on the card there is model name : value vers 1.5
    can any1 please help me install that card
    thanks alot
     
  2. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 224

    you can get drivers from www.driverguide.com (registration required, its free)
    wath OS are u using? 98? 98SE?
     
  3. tiptip

    tiptip TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tryd driverguide

    o.k im sorry i should have wright more details ...
    i visted at driver guide and the problem is that acording to internet there is no yamaha opl3 model named value!
    and there r some other models of opl3 ...
    so i tryed a few opl3 from driverguide ...there was some say only opl3 no model....but they dont seems to work
    maybe im doing something wrong i dont know
    also when im trying to update the driver...when i need to choose witch driver to install it doesnt show me any yamaha its just show :ess technologiy game port1 and thrustmaster something ....i dont know what r they??
    maybe its other company this card and the sticker on card mistake?
    the divce manger show me multimedia hardwhere that is not installd
    and im using win xp with serever pack 2
    thanks alot
     
  4. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 224

    WinXP have drivers includet for this sound board
    are you sure that the SB works?
    if it is on ISA slot (no PnP) then u just try to Add hardware an add it manual
    wath is the model of MoBo and who is the manifacturer of the SB?
     
  5. tiptip

    tiptip TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i just editd my last message please read it
    i say there im not sure what sound card is it...
    but i wrightd all info there is on card
    and its a pci
     
  6. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 224

    probably it is ESS
    open the case an see wath is writen on the SB Chip (something like ES1887)
     
  7. tiptip

    tiptip TS Rookie Topic Starter

    damm
    i jsut lookd a bit i dont understand whats going on
    i do not find card named value like it say on the card
    and the sticker on the card says yamaha opl3
    but the add hardware shows me ess and thrustmaster witch r other companys ...and do not show me yamaha ...whats going on here
     
  8. tiptip

    tiptip TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no there r 2 chips
    1 say fm801-av
    and 1 say wm9701a
     
  9. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 224

    OK :)
    get Everest (free edition)
    it will show the exact model of the SB
     
  10. tiptip

    tiptip TS Rookie Topic Starter

    gr8

    o.k i downloadd the everst witch told me my card is fortemedia fm801
    i downloadd driver from driverguide and it all work fine
    thanks alot for the help men u saved me <;
     
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