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    A7V880 Win7 SoundMax driver

    Many years ago when I got my A7V880, I came here to get help from others. Wanted to drop by and repay the help now to anyone trying to get their A7V880 up on Win7.

    The standard install of Win7 comes with almost all the drivers needed to get Win7 up and running on the A7V880. Except for the Soundmax sound chip. Windows tries to continuously install a Via audio driver and fails. I went searching for a Win7 Soundmax driver to try and came up empty. But I was able to find Vista Soundmax drivers. They didn't load on the A7V880 because they were intended for another motherboard. But with a little hacking on the install files, I got them to load and voila, audio coming out of my A7V880 running Win7.

    I don't know if there is a place to upload files on this forum. But I'm willing to make my files available to any A7V880 owner who is trying to get Win7 up and running, 32 bit mode only.
    Gigabyte EP35-DS3R, Intel E8400
    Asus A7V880, AthlonXP 2600+ Mobile
    ATI 9600XT AIW, Diamond Viper ATI 3870

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    sttubs is offline Always learning something
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    Re: A7V880 Win7 SoundMax driver

    I've moved on from my A7V880, but I wanted to tell you thanks for your work on this.

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    Re: A7V880 Win7 SoundMax driver

    Hi kwarner !
    Well, I'm an A7V880 owner and I can't get audio coming out of the board running Win7 (x86) although I tried many things...
    Could you help me on this ?
    Thanks !
    JC

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    Re: A7V880 Win7 SoundMax driver

    The driver should be in your inbox.

    To anyone else stumbling upon this thread, please contact me by email. I rarely visit this forum so email is the fastest way to get my attention.
    Gigabyte EP35-DS3R, Intel E8400
    Asus A7V880, AthlonXP 2600+ Mobile
    ATI 9600XT AIW, Diamond Viper ATI 3870

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    Re: A7V880 Win7 SoundMax driver

    Hi everybody,

    I've the same motherboard and i've no sound on my speakers with windows 7.
    I've tried many drivers but it doesnt work !

    Do you have a solution for me ?

    Thanks for the help !

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    Re: A7V880 Win7 SoundMax driver

    Hi kwarner !

    Well, I have a A7V880 and I can't get audio coming out of the board running Win7 (x86) although I tried many drivers and it's impossible. I'm looking for the link of your drivers and I haven't found it.

    Could you help me on this?
    Thanks in advance!
    FMunumel

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    Re: A7V880 Win7 SoundMax driver

    Might try this from soundmax's website. I didn't find a direct link to their drivers but this seems like it would to the trick.

    PS if this doesn't work try the audio forum

    http://www.pchelpsoft.com/hh-online/...x/audio%20card


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