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SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio Driver

  • Euko Kyone,

    Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

    Please edit your user profile within the forum to include your system service tag number. I can then take a look at the components on your system and point you to the correct download for your sound card.
  • Will do and thanks to both of you for taking the time to help me.
  • I put the service tag number in the my profile.

    Message Edited by Euko Kyone on 02-26-2007 07:25 PM
  • Euko Kyone,

    I looked up your service tag number for your system and it shows you have the AD1980 Integrated Audio. You can download this driver file by going to the link below.

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R94481&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_8400&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=2430&devlib=0&typecnt=1&vercnt=3&formatcnt=1&libid=3&fileid=122481
  • Thanks
  • Hi Jesse,
     
    I have a PowerEdge 400SC. Will the SoundMAX Audio Driver you linked in your post work with the chipset in my 400SC??
     
    Thanks, Peter
  • I Have a XPS 200 recently the computer was corrputed and I wipe out every file on the computer and have recovered every file except for the soundmax integrated digital audio driver and now Im having problems downloading a new drivers. How can I download a new driver.

    Message Edited by metfan21 on 05-13-2007 03:12 PM
  • metfan21,

    Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

    What kind of problems are you having downloading? Is it the file download page or is it your system?
    • Your sound device, such as a sound card or sound controller, requires an updated driver. To determine if an updated driver is available, see Windows Update at the Microsoft Web site, or see the sound device manufacturer's Web site.

    • Your sound device is not functioning properly. Try using Device Manager to check the status of your sound device.

       To check the status of your sound device
      1. Do one of the following:

        • If you are running Windows XP, click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.

        • If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.

      2. In the pane on the left, click Device Manager.

      3. In the pane on the right, expand Sound, video and game controllers, and then look for the name of your sound device.

      4. Do one of the following:

        • If your sound device is listed but the icon includes a red "X," the device has been disabled. To enable the device, right-click the icon, and then click Enable.

        • If your sound device is not listed, in the pane on the right, expand Other devices. If Multimedia Audio Controller appears in the list, right-click the icon, and then click Update Driver or Update Driver Software. Follow the on-screen instructions to find and install the driver software.

          If you are not able to find and install the correct driver software, see your computer manufacturer's or sound device manufacturer's Web site for further assistance.

    • You do not have a sound device installed on your computer. Install a sound device, and then try to play the file again. For details, see your computer manufacturer's or sound device manufacturer's Web site.

    • You are trying to play a file on the Internet and the server might be temporarily unavailable or there might be a network issue. Try again later.

    • You are trying to play an MP3 file that contains compressed ID3 headers. The ID3 header is a portion of the file that stores the song's album information (for example, the song name, artist name, album name, and genre). This information is sometimes called a "tag."

      To fix the problem, make a copy of the file and then use a non-Microsoft ID3 tag editing program to remove or reset the file's ID3 headers. After you remove the ID3 headers, Windows Media Player should be able to play the MP3 file.

      Attempting to remove ID3 headers might damage the file and make it unplayable. Therefore, always make a copy of the file before you edit it.

      If this solution does not resolve the problem, the file might be corrupted.

    I follow these steps and nothing happen


  • hurrican1938 wrote:
    Hi Jesse,
     
    I have a PowerEdge 400SC. Will the SoundMAX Audio Driver you linked in your post work with the chipset in my 400SC??
     
    Thanks, Peter

    I think you'll find that a number of us with these older machines are beginning to be constantly reminded by any number of programmes that the SoundMAX Integrated Audio driver is outdated.

    I'd like to know what driver we're supposed to be using for the old PowerEdge 400SC.  With a 3.4 Extreme processor, 4 gigs of RAM and a very good ATi video card, there really is no need to upgrade, yet.

    But you know how addlepated computer owners get.  We just want an audio driver that does not tick off warnings (even if the current one seems to work fine), and we'd appreciate a pointer to where we're supposed to go for the best driver for this old (but still very decently performing) machine!  :-)

  • DELL-Jesse wrote:
    Euko Kyone,

    I looked up your service tag number for your system and it shows you have the AD1980 Integrated Audio. You can download this driver file by going to the link below.

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R94481&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_8400&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=2430&devlib=0&typecnt=1&vercnt=3&formatcnt=1&libid=3&fileid=122481
    Just as an FYI to anyone looking for an updated SoundMAX driver for a 400SC, this file worked just fine and removes the "outdated" [sic] nag.