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ForteMedia FM801 PCI Audio Free Driver Download

Also Supports:

FM801A, FM801 Legacy Joystick, FM801 PCI Joystick, FM801 Legacy Audio

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Audio Drivers, Sound Card Drivers, MEDIA
ForteMedia FM801 PCI Audio Free Driver Download for Windows 98SE

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ForteMedia, Inc.
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 98SE
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Uploader Notes
I noticed a few people looking for this driver (it's also why I joined this site in the first place).

This is a driver that will work with sound cards fitted with the ForteMedia FM801A chip. At first install and reboot I couldn't get any sound output, so I "removed" all recognized sound devices from device manager, shut down the computer and pulled the sound card. Then restarted the computer without the sound card fitted, shut down once again, fitted the sound card and rebooted the computer. Sound card was then finally detected by plug & pray and worked fine.

NOTE Just removing and refreshing in device manager installed the card/drivers, but gave no sound output. The run-around method above may be clumsy, but it worked!


Uploaded By
Allan (DG Member) on 2/12/2002

Most Helpful Reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Mario Salazar
Tested on Windows XP

28 Apr 2010
"Everest said my soundcard was fm 801, reading the card it says XWave qs3000A, maybe a lot of people is searching wrong, and of course this driver didn't work but the xwave , found here too, works."

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