CMedia CMI8738 Driver Download

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CMedia CMI8738 Driver Download
52 Ratings (see all reviews)
8,902 Downloads

Supported Models

CMI8738 Driver

AV511 Driver

AV512 Driver

CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device Driver

Manufacturers

CMedia

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME

File Name

Xp2KMe.EXE (2.8 MB)

Versions

5.12.01.0630 (2001-11-01) via .inf

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Uploader Notes

Downloaded from Chaintech Web Site. Known to work with AudioExcel AV511 and AV512 sound cards. Should work with other CMI8738 based cards. Drivers for other versions of Windows are available from Chaintech web site. Select AV512 sound card. AV511 and AV512 are nearly identical but AV511 is not listed.

Uploaded By

Dalton Williams (DG Member) on 4-Mar-2004

Most Helpful Reviews

 
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
Hector Olvera Amezcua
Tested on Windows 2000 Professional
8 Jan 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"This driver was the closer match I found, but the one I need is for a cmi8738/pci-6ch-lx sound card. It didnt work in my equipment."
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Joshua Currie
Tested on Windows ME
1 Feb 2006
 

Installation: 2 out of 5
Stability: 2 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"I installed it and the driver itself won't install because it is missing important files to make it run or install correctly"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Rungnapha
Tested on Windows ME
12 Mar 2009
(1 hour after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"First it said error then I restart and it's work, Yehhhh!

I think I'm done helping my friend install new OS on very old PC."

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
toy
Tested on Windows ME
29 Jun 2008
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"this drv. work great for a old e-machine I was working on."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
GERRY
Tested on Windows ME
16 May 2008
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"All went very well. Device works perfectly."
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
setup.ini 428 bytes 11 Aug 2001
W2KSetup.dat 913.4 KB 14 Nov 2001
cmaudio.sys 280.8 KB 30 Oct 2001
Mixer.exe 1.2 MB 22 Oct 2001
CMNprop.dll 28.7 KB 16 Oct 2001
CRLDS3D.DLL 766.0 KB 20 Oct 2000
CMUninst.exe 122.9 KB 22 Oct 2001
MESetup.dat 925.7 KB 14 Nov 2001
Setup.exe 491.5 KB 14 Nov 2001
CMprop.dll 28.7 KB 17 Jan 2001
CMAUDIO.INF 60.7 KB 1 Nov 2001
cmaudio.cat 39.4 KB 2 Nov 2001
audio3d.dll 794.6 KB 11 Jan 2001
CMUninst.dat 122.9 KB 22 Oct 2001

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Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

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