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July 5, 2005 5:32:55 PM

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hello everybody
I encounter problems to install audio drivers (soundmax) on my spresso
(based onP4P800 865G)
none of the files qvqilqble on asus servers are working
could anybody help me to fix it?
in plus the graphic drivers are really unstable (even the last one from
asus or intel)?
has anybody already encountered the same problem?
thanks

jf
July 6, 2005 1:09:16 AM

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In article <42ca6ff8$0$31218$626a14ce@news.free.fr>,
strepto94@nospam_free.Fr wrote:

> hello everybody
> I encounter problems to install audio drivers (soundmax) on my spresso
> (based onP4P800 865G)
> none of the files qvqilqble on asus servers are working
> could anybody help me to fix it?
> in plus the graphic drivers are really unstable (even the last one from
> asus or intel)?
> has anybody already encountered the same problem?
> thanks
>
> jf

The download page for Spresso lists these two files (the download is
split into two files):

http://dlsvr02.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Barebone/terminator%20...
http://dlsvr02.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Barebone/terminator%20...

There is also an FTP directory, but the naming convention leaves a
lot to be desired. I'm not even sure this is for the AD1888, because
when you unzip the file, the created directory says "AD1980"...

ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/misc/audio/ad1888/AD1888... (23MB)

For a graphics driver, go to downloadfinder.intel.com .
There are two kinds of drivers - the INFINST kind is used to
install chipset drivers. That will give you proper enumeration
of peripherals inside the chipset. A separate graphics driver
is used for the Intel Extreme Graphics. Finally, install a
recent copy of Microsoft DirectX

Use this one to get INFINST chipset driver.
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Pro...

This link will give you a graphics driver for 865G (WIN2K_XP1413)
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Pro...

Use this to find DirectX 9.0c
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx

HTH,
Paul
Anonymous
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July 6, 2005 5:25:47 PM

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thanks I will try these files tonight
but in any case the ftp link you mentioned provides a compressed that is

extacted whereas the archive in two parts doesn'allow extraction of WDM
drivers
many thanks

jfm
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Anonymous
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July 7, 2005 5:58:15 PM

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even with the new audio package no way to install drivers (they can be
extracted) but unusable
I don't know what to do???

jf
July 8, 2005 11:47:53 AM

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In article <42CD18D7.7030005@nospam_free.Fr>, strepto94@nospam_free.Fr wrote:

> even with the new audio package no way to install drivers (they can be
> extracted) but unusable
> I don't know what to do???
>
> jf

By unusable, what response are you getting when you try to use the
installer ? Any error messages (please include the _exact_ text) ?

Is is possible this is a localization problem ? Asus doesn't do
that good a job of supporting OSes, when the language is not English.
Generally, that happens when Asus writes the software, and I hope
that this Analog Devices driver is not affected by localization issues.

If you look in the folder created by unzipping the package, there
is a directory called "SMAXWDM", and below it "W2K_XP". In there
is a file called "smwdmVI3.inf". It lists Device information, and
in order for the low level driver to install, the Ven/Dev/Subsys/Ver
must match.

For example, on my P4C800-E with AD1985, these values would be
8086/24D5/80F31043/02

The 8086 means Intel
The 24D5 refers to ICH5 Southbridge.
The 1043 is the subsystem ID belonging to Asus
The 80F3 could be a unique identifier for the motherboard P4C800-E
The 02 version, I haven't a clue.

Get a copy of Everest "Home Edition" from this site. It is a
utility similar to Sisoft Sandra. Install it, then use the
Everest program:

http://www.lavalys.com

If you look in the Devices section, in Windows Devices, you should
see an entry for the Sound chip. That is where you can look up
the Vendor/Device/Subsystem/Version of the chip. In Physical
Devices, there should be an entry for Bus 0, Device 31, Function 5,
and that is the AC97 part of the Southbridge. While knowing the
Southbridge type is important to the driver, you will not find
any info in the smwdmVI3.inf file that corresponds to those numbers.

The naming convention of the .inf file is important, as it gives
a clue as to which Southbridge family is supported. In the
example we are using here, smwdmVI3.inf, the "VI" part means the
driver handles VIA chipsets. There are other driver versions
that contain smwdmCH5.inf. Since the 5150 driver has a smwdmVI3.inf
file, but it has twice as many entries as before, it is possible
the naming convention is no longer accurate, and the 5150 driver
support both VIA and Intel Southbridges. So, in the past, finding
the "VI" part would mean we had the wrong driver, I don't think
that is the problem in this case.

I really don't understand too much about drivers and installation.
What I do know, is a driver won't install, if the Ven/Dev/Subsys/Ver
coming from the hardware, doesn't match a line in that .inf file.
So, using Everest, see if you can figure out the declaration of
your sound chip, and whether it matches any of the .inf files of
the drivers you current possess. The Subsys field is
"soft programmable", and the Asus BIOS writes 80F31043 into
two registers inside the sound chip. That is how the Sound Chip
can identify that it is living on a particular motherboard design,
and it also means that Analog Devices must add at least one
line of code to the .INF file for every new motherboard design
with their sound chip on it.

HTH,
Paul
July 8, 2005 2:25:14 PM

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In article <42CD18D7.7030005@nospam_free.Fr>, strepto94@nospam_free.Fr wrote:

> even with the new audio package no way to install drivers (they can be
> extracted) but unusable
> I don't know what to do???
>
> jf

Also, enter the BIOS and make sure

OnBoard AC'97 Audio [Auto]

is set. The setting should not be [Disabled]. Some
Asus BIOS will disable AC'97 if another Sound Device
is detected, so that is another possible reason as
for why the AD1888 cannot be detected. See if the
Device Manager lists any other sound devices.

The AD1888 chip could also be defective, but it is
too soon to jump to conclusions.

Here is another driver to try:
ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/asus/mb/sock478/P4P800S-X/AD1...

I had trouble with AD1888_part1.zip and AD1888_part2.zip.

I got AD1888.part1.rar (10000000 bytes)
AD1888.part2.rar ( 5846356 bytes)

I was able to unrar the results (Asus is supposed to make one
of the files a .exe, so the result will be self extracting).
But the directory that results (AD1888) causes my PC to freeze
if I explore it. So something is wrong with those files...

HTH,
Paul
Anonymous
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July 8, 2005 7:19:25 PM

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thank you so much
i will try this tonight
I knew everest but I didn't think to use it for that kind of purpose
great
in fact I tried to install with and without Asus auto installer
but I didn't think to check the pathway, now that you indicated me which
file to check.....
I think this time will be the good one

many thanks

jf
Anonymous
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July 11, 2005 1:11:47 PM

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bios was ok
finally the last file you indicated works
so many thanks

jf
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