CMedia CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device Driver Download

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The CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device is an audio device manufactured by C-Media. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This driver - "8738xp.zip" - has been downloaded 4,214 times and is rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 28 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 2.7 MB.

28 Ratings (see all reviews)
4,214 Downloads

Supported Models

CM 8738

CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device

Manufacturers

CMedia

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions

5.12.01.0630 (2001-11-30) via .inf

Additional Notes

You will still need to run windows XP update after you install this driver

Uploaded By

Asim Salam (DG Member) on 21-May-2002

Most Helpful Reviews

 
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Rui Hall

11 Mar 2003
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Funciona, muito bem pena que eu no tenha conseguido o driver da HP 1125c XP tambem."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Hewey

29 Aug 2002
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"you are better than the owner of the drivers.... Estan mejor que los propios dueos del driver.... GRacias"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Marcos Romero

28 Aug 2002
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Excellent. It works for me."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
H8tank

3 Jul 2002
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Awesome, thanks, the Pcchips website sucks many balls."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Marlin Phillips

28 Jun 2002
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Thanks for the driver!!"
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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 925.7 KB 19 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 933.9 KB 19 Nov 2001
Setup.exe 491.5 KB 16 Nov 2001
CMprop.dll 28.7 KB 17 Jan 2001
CMAUDIO.INF 63.2 KB 30 Nov 2001
cmaudio.cat 36.5 KB 4 Dec 2001
audio3d.dll 794.6 KB 11 Jan 2001
CMUninst.dat 122.9 KB 22 Oct 2001

How to Update CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter CMedia CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the CMedia Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the CMedia website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

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

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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