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Windows 7: Desperately seeking Win7 x64 driver for a YMF724 soundcard

27 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Desperately seeking Win7 x64 driver for a YMF724 soundcard


I'm looking for Win7 x64 drivers for an Xwave-192 soundcard that has a Yamaha YMF724 chipset. I need these drivers because I want to use the MIDI ports from it.

I followed the moderator's steps with both WDM and non-WDM drivers offered by Yamaha for WinXP, but neither of them worked.
Yamaha YMF724/740/744/754 Win7 drivers

Someone has posted some Win7 drivers on rapidshare, but I'm paranoid when it comes to untrusted software and it doesn't specify anything about it being x64 compatible.

What can I do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

You may wish to look at this thread. Its not looking too good for your card. Perhaps its time to replace it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2010   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Microsoft Update Catalog

I know you tried XP drivers. There are 6 XP drivers in the MS archive at the link above.

Some may be ones you already tried.
Maybe one of them will work in compatability mode. All I can find.
Worth a shot.

Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thank you for your support.
Unfortunately, updating driver from device manager and selecting the root folder containing those 5 drivers, did not work. It reported that it didn't find anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Think I can safely say that 64 bit drivers for that sound card do not exist. Just had a look at the INF for the XP driver from that Yamaha link you posted and it is dated from 2001, which says that card is no longer (and hasn't for a very long time) received any support.

At best that XP driver might install in 32 bit Windows 7, but it will not install in 64 bit.

This is one of those that if you want to continue using the card you're either going to have to install XP or try it in 32 bit Windows 7. A better option might be to get a card that actually has Windows 7 support.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I found it!!!!
Yamaha Sound Card Driver
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ipe18 View Post
Please let us know if it works.
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08 May 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Ipe18, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You didn't find anything. What you found is the same 32 bit driver from 2001 that I mentioned above. All that is is the same driver that someone has gone and labeled as being for Windows 7. And yes I downloaded it and had a lok at the INF,

 Copyright (C) 1998-2001  YAMAHA Corporation  All rights reserved.         ;
;                                                                           ;

; Feature   : YAMAHA DS-XG WDM Audio Miniport driver for Windows 98/ME/2000/Xp.
; Version   : for Generic Docking/4-ch Audio Support
; Copyright : Copyright 1998-2001, YAMAHA Corporation.

; This INF file is set the "generic" DS-XG audio docking station operation.
; Please "do" the "special" settings with DS-XG Audio Dirver customization 
; document. It is used Microsoft WHQL HCT Test for YMF724F(DS-1),YMF740C
; (DS-1L), YMF744B(DS-1S) and YMF754(DS-1E). 

;<This needs to change for each WHQL submission.>
DriverVer = 08/20/2001,
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