SoundMAX Audio driver(s)

By TeeCee
Jan 13, 2005
  1. Apparnetly this new MSN virus uninstalled my audio drivers... so now I have no sound... and since I don't want to hear "beep beep" for the rest of this computer existance, could someone help me here. I do not have a driver disc.
    and at first glance, I'm pretty sure I do not have the soundmax mobo thing...

    Is there anyway kind of download out there that might fix this?
  2. ManyVoicesOfMe

    ManyVoicesOfMe TS Rookie Posts: 29

    "beep beep?....

    anywho...Is it onboard sound? You mentioning the motherboard gives me the feeling that it is... so what I want you to do is, post here the text written on the small chips on your motherboard.
  3. TeeCee

    TeeCee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Er.. there are a lot of chips on the mobo.. maybe a few screen shots of the problem I'm having... I've already tried installing the soundmax DRIVERS that are listed in the download section and I get this after install...
    "Driver not found! Reboot your system, and run this setup again."

    Even after I restart computer, still doesn't detect it, and it says the same message.
    since this forum doesn't let me post links, I can't give you a screenshot.
  4. ManyVoicesOfMe

    ManyVoicesOfMe TS Rookie Posts: 29

    What version of Windows are you running?

    And also, if you wont take the time to provide the numbers on the chips, then I cant really help you.
  5. TeeCee

    TeeCee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Neverymind, I'll install XP again, reading the 200+ chips on the thing is irrelevant.
  6. ManyVoicesOfMe

    ManyVoicesOfMe TS Rookie Posts: 29

    This is what I mean by chips.


    That picture is a example, in it I don't see 200+ chips like that. I'm sorry if I wasn't descriptive enough. Usually the integrated sound chip is the small square one that's like a half-inch wide.


    Do you know what your motherboard is, model number...etc...
    I might be able to help you out with that information as well.
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    Ahhh Micro Atx!!!! Run!!!
  8. siva

    siva TS Rookie

    hey i found the solution

    first check the IC for audio driver. Its on the left side bottom of the mother board above the LAN IC. If it is AD188x , then ur realtek supports the audio drivers. if not write down the chip no and search for the manufacturer. then u can download the drivers from their site.
    this shud help hopefully....
  9. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Or... You can just go to the Device Manager and go to Audio and see what it's called ( if it's still there ) like "XtremeSound" or something like that
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