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Windows 7: No 5.1 on CMI8738

25 Mar 2011   #31


Have just installed one of these cards in an old Athlon powered PC running Windows 7.

I downloaded the latest drivers as above and the device is showing OK in Device Manager.

However Windows does not appear to think that there is a sound device present, and I cannot see the C-Media control panel anywhere.

Where can I 'find' this please, as I am hoping it will help!


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17 Jun 2012   #32

windows 7 32 bit Pro

I just want to read it. Is that ok?
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13 Sep 2012   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I need Help.
My Motherboard audio blew up , a week ago and today i went to a Engineer to put another Audio/Sound card in.
It's C-Media CMI8738 and since it's installed my PC crashes constantly by itself. I reset it afterwards but it "crashes" on the windows 7 Loading Screen (you know the 4 circles connecting) and i have to restart it again , after several times it fixes itself.Any ideas what might cause this issue?
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13 Dec 2012   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit
Cmedia 8738

I have the same card (PCI version) with logitech z506 speakers and had trouble getting sound out of the surround speakers. I eventually solved it by plugging the black cable into the blue plug and the orange cable into the black plug. Now I have 5.1 sound. Work that one out!
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