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Where are the drivers for this sound card?


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#1 stebbinsd

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:45 AM

I recently purchased purchased this sound card right here ...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262373498505?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

... because my motherboard sound card was only partially working. Specifically, my speakers could work just fine, but my microphone didn't.

 

Anyway, I installed the card today, but I can't seem to find the drivers. I tried looking it up on google, but the drivers I downloaded didn't work.


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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#2 Agouti

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:34 PM

I dug around a bit and it looks like that is a pretty old card because the latest drivers are for Windows XP.  Even so, it was only by luck that I found the drivers at Softpedia.  If that is not what you are looking for, you may want to ask around in Creative Sound Blaster's forum.



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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:34 PM

What OS are you using? If you are using Windows 7 or above, shouldn't the OS just find the right driver when you connect the sound card? I have used a lot of different USB DACs and other computer equipment, and Windows just finds the right drivers and installs them.


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#4 K6567

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:36 PM

I don't know your OS but, Creative no longer supports this card with the last drivers being for Win XP. You can obtain a reworked driver from the KX Project site: http://www.kxproject.com/. If so I would try the 5,10.0.3550 before trying  

 

5,10.0.3552. Since the beginnings of Win 8 and now 10 I have used the 3550 driver for the CT4870 card. Should note there is no driver support for the game port but sound works fine. Fairly recently when I updated to a SSD drive I installed

 

the 3552 driver and it did have issues.     

 

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:40 PM

Yeah, I just Googled that sound card and it is an antique. Good luck with finding a driver for that for a modern computer.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:45 PM

Ok, what about this one. Does it have a Windows 7 driver?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Audio-Digital-6-Channel-CH-C-Media-CMI8738-PCI-Chipset-Sound-Card/331475533624?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150817211623%26meid%3Df3f72fc7eab14a2e8f9bc2c11e47f48d%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:14 PM

http://www.cmedia.com.tw/EN/DownloadCenter_Detail2.html.  How about doing some googling yourself?


Edited by Agouti, 16 April 2016 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:31 PM

How about doing some googling yourself?


I tried looking it up on google, but the drivers I downloaded didn't work.



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:57 AM

Hi,
I faced sound card issue, when i installed update Sound card driver, it does may help to you.


Edited by sammy022, 21 April 2016 - 02:58 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 09:12 AM

I faced sound card issue, when i installed update Sound card driver, it does may help to you.

I would not recommend this.  You should only download drivers from either your computer manufacturer or the maker of the part.  Neither should you install any program which claims to help you find drivers or update your drivers.  Such programs useless at best and harmful at worst.  You shouldn't have to pay anybody for drivers either.






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