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ADI SoundMax AC97 Integrated Digital Audio Driver

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Type:Driver - Audio
Version: A (16 Oct 2003)
Operating System(s):Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
File name:sp24871.exe (15 MB)
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This SoftPaq contains the Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, and Windows XP audio driver for the desktop models listed below that have the ADI AC97 Integrated Digital Audio Controller.

    - Customers using SoundMax II (Drivers or earlier) will lose Sensuara 3D algorithm Support.
    - If you use Compaq System Software Manager (SSM) you must be using version 1.50 or later.
      - For more information on Compaq SSM and to obtain the latest version of Compaq SSM please use the following URL:
    - Adds support for new products.
    - Allows System tray volume applet to turn off sound (corrects issue found with ADI driver SoftPaq SP19397).
    - Fixes problem where there was a Chinese character typo in a DLS Loader error message box caption.
    - Respective Intel, VIa or Nvidia Chipset supported INF must be installed prior to installing this audio driver --
      - For Intel chipsets (ICH2, 4 or 5) use SoftPaq SP24297 or greater
      - For Nvidia chipsets (MCP1, 2 or CK8) use SoftPaq SP24324 or greater
    - DirectX 6 or higher should be installed prior to installation of audio drivers from this Softpaq.
    1. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the SoftPaq Number listed on at the top of this document.
    2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
    3. After the files have been unpacked, you may delete the self-extracting file downloaded in step 1.
    4. To install: Execute the setup.exe file unpacked in step 2; The default location is C:\swsetup\SP24871, unless otherwise modified during step 2.
    5. After the installation is completed, you may delete the directory created in step 2 if you wish.

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