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ASUS P4PE motherboard - SoundMAX drivers


Happy37

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Hi all

As the title says above, I was having trouble with the generic Windows 7 drivers for the above with my Windows 7 Pro installation.

I have now gone back to Windows XP Pro, and all is well.

My question is:-

Has anyone found Vista or Windows 7 drivers for the above, please?

Any links?

Would a BIOS update do the trick or not?

Thanks in advance.

Happy37

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Happy37

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Any thoughts, please?

What about this soundcard for Windows 7?

click here

All comments appreciated.

Thanks

Happy37

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Happy37

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Correct link as per the above:-

click here

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Happy37

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bobbybowls

Thanks for your reponse - that's interesting...can you please kindly look insiade Device Manager for me when you have a chance and let me know what driver version you have got installed?

Do you have any trouble with these native drivers from the CD - any blue screens etc?

Please let me know - look forward to your response.

Happy37

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bobbybowls

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i have that board. i just used the drivers on the motherboard disk. they have worked on the beta, rc and release versions of 7.

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Happy37

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typos - tio should read to, and fotr should read for...

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Happy37

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To leet you know that I am now using the driver version Version 5.12.1.5290, dated 01/02/2005 in Windows 7 Pro, and all is working well.

I haven't had any blue screens complaining about any drivers in Windows 7 since installing that version.

However, to contrast this, I have installed a later version of the driver as suggested by Device Doctor in Windows XP - this is vesion 5.12.1.5410, dated 28/03/2005, and this works very well?

Funny how the later driver works well in the older OS, but the newer driver version 5410 throws a wobbly in the newer OS?!

Will continue to monitor in the meantime tio see how this goes...thanks again fotr the links and help.

Any more thoughts?
Happy37

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ambra4

Thanks for this link...I have now downloaded the driver as suggested by Device Doctor, and will see if I can install that instead of the driver already being used by Windows 7 Pro.

I am still getting BSODs complaining about the driver smwdm.sys.

Will post back to let you know how it goes...thanks again.

Happy37

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ambra4

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Download Device Doctor 1.0

Device Doctor scans your Computer Hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates

available for your devices.

It also locates drivers for Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager.

click here

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Happy37

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Siouxah1 and others

The drivers were picked up by Windows 7 Update, but after installing these. my PC started going into an endless cycle of reboots with several BSODs...

The message states:-

PAGE FAULT IN NON-PAGED AREA

The driver as shown on this page is:-

smwdm.sys.

So, what do you think that I should do? - shall I uninstall the Win7 driver and try the certified/WHQL signed Windows XP one from the ASUS website instead?

The description and link for that driver:-

SoundMAX Audio Driver version 5.12.01.3665 WHQL for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP

Version 5.12.01.3665

click here

Any thoughts regarding this, please?

And should I also install this driver on Win XP even though all is working well?

Or should I leave it as "if it ain't broke, then don't fix it"?

The driver version for SoundMAX as I'm using at the moment in Win XP is Version 5.12.1.5290, dated 01/02/2005.

All responses welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Happy37

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siouxah1

Thanks for your advice.

I will be installing Windows 7 Pro again on a test HDD tonight and will see what drivers are picked up...will post back and let everyone know how it all goes...

Thanks again...

Regards

Happy37

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