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re no sound on the 12/27/00

By whiteox1959 ·
i asked for some help to find out if i could find out where to find drivers for a sound card that i have ,But dont have a brand name to work with.I have since found out to look for anything on the chips ,which i have done and found the numbersand a name.
fortemedia
sp-801
fm801-as
9907133
There is a smaller chip on this card but i can only make out part of what it says which is
sigmatel
stac972lt and what looks like a series of
9999s does this help with any clues as to what i might belooking for thanking you.

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by Bill_H In reply to re no sound on the 12/27/ ...

The numbers you supplied refer to the digital controller and the codec...

The digital controller chip appears to have been produced by ForteMedia; the codec chip apparently was manufactured by Sigmatel. Although there is a web site for a ForteMedia FM801 PCI sound card, there are no links to drivers. Both manufacturers' sites state that they produce only the chips, not the cards - any requests for drivers should be made to the manufacturer of the card. Big help, huh?

The following two sites have drivers for cards with the FM801 chip; you may wish to download a driver or two and see if that will get you running.

http://www.apacmm.com/download/soundcard.htm

http://www.ultra.co.nz/drivers/driverpage.htm#sound

This next site contains information for the Sigmatel codec:

http://www.sigmatel.com/audioprod.htm

This site is for the ForteMedia FM801 card:

http://www.fortemedia.com/products/features.htm

Note that the docs for both the FM801 chip and the STAC9721 codec indicate compatibility with SoundBlaster hardware and the AC97 codec. You might be able to get by with generic drivers available through the operating system, if you cannot find a specific driver.

In addition, you wish to refer to the MSDN article "Troubleshooting Audio and Video Codecs in Windows 95/98", which is located at:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q141/8/01.asp

(If any of the URLs above do not work, locate and remove any spaces inserted by the TechRepublicsystem.)

If all else fails, you could always buy a new card...you can find a decent brand-name card starting at around $25.

Hope this helps...

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by tbradley In reply to re no sound on the 12/27/ ...

Upon a little research, it looks like you have a Amax SP 801 PCI sound card.

the homepage is www.amaxhk.com

the driver is at

www.amaxhk.com/downl/801_eng.zip

You can go to the site and compare the picture there to the card, it's kind of a chopped off looking deal right?

All the chipset information matches, and amax is the only company that references SP-801

good luck

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