Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: 5.1 surround sound problems with SoundMAX

23 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
5.1 surround sound problems with SoundMAX

ive just installed windows 7 x64 and the windows update has installed the driver for my sound card but i cant get full surround sound.

everytime i restart and login i have to say whats connected into the 3 jacks but when the sound does start it only comes through the front 2 speakers, centre speaker and the sub.

when i try to open the SoundMAX program it says "SoundMAX required windows vista. This application is shutting down.

does anyone know where i can get a x64 version of SoundMAX for win7

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

On many systems, SigmaTel drivers from the motherboard vendor are required for the sound to work correctly. Windows installs a generic SoundMax driver (SoundMax is now called IDT) and in some cases the Windows drivers do not work or work correctly. I'd check the ASUS site to see what they have as a starter.

On some devices Vista drivers will work with Win 7, since Win 7 is basically "Vista improved". You may have to install the SoundMax drivers in the Vista compatibility mode to get them working if there are no Win 7 specific drivers available.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 5.1 surround sound problems with SoundMAX

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No 5.1 sound Soundmax/AC'97
Hi, I have just installed W7 and it have gone quite well apart from the sound. I have no surround sound, only the front speakers are working. It works fine with XP though. Ive installed the same Software as I did with XP too. The motherboard is an ECS GS7610 Ultra With 6-Channel Audio Onboard...
Sound & Audio
No sound after W7 install - Soundmax card
Hello I have a thinkcentre serial is 8171-CTO; I ran the Win7 upgrade advisor but after about 20 tries it told me over and over again I had no internet connection!1! Which I do as I had freshly downloaded the tool. Anyway, I decided to go for it anyway (doh) and although the OS etc installed...
SoundMAX AD1988B and SPDIF 5.1 surround
Okay, been workin at this for a day now. I have an ASUS CG5290 that I bought from Best Buy. It has a SoundMAX AD1988B audio card in it. I'm trying to get 5.1 into my Pioneer A/V reciever. I have a fiberoptic cable running from the SPDIF to my A/V reciever. I can get sound on all 5 speakers. Main...
Sound & Audio
Drivers for ASUS A7V600-x Soundmax onboard sound
Just posting up the driver I used for my onboard sound card. It's a 'soundmax' but I used the Realtek ALC650 driver: It works fine outputting PCM via the s/pdif port but I've had no success outputting DTS or Dolby Digital....
Hardware & Devices
Surround Sound Problems Windows 7 64bit
Hi this is my first post so if I have'nt done something correct sorry in advance. But my problem is that I cannot get my surround sound to work on windows 7:cry:, it worked fine when i had XP. It has the option but just will not play it. I have a Abit AB9 pro motherboard, Quad Core 6600, 8GB...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:40.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App