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ADI SoundMax AC97 Audio Driver for Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP

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  • How to install
  • System requirements


This SoftPaq contains the audio driver (NVIDIA chipsets) for the ADI SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio Controller.

  • For support of Intel ICH1 chipsets, download SoftPaq SP21180.
  • For support of Intel ICH2 or ICH4 chipsets, download SoftPaq SP24482.
  • For support of Via686 chipsets, download SoftPaq SP19397.
  • For Windows NT 4.0 support, download SoftPaq SP24497.
  • For OS2 support, download SoftPaq SP24498
  • For support of Linux, visit Alsa for the latest supported drivers
  • Release details

    File name:
    sp24496.exe [1/1, 18.44M]
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Microsoft Windows 98SE
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Microsoft Windows 2000
    Microsoft Windows ME
    Microsoft Windows 98


  • Corrects product name in the CVA file.
  • Windows XP Chinese: Fixes Sentence truncation in "About" screen for SoundMax.
  • All languages: Fixes "show SoundMax on taskbar" in SoundMax Control Panel.
  • Japanese: Fixes Popup bubble help for DLS Loader by translating the term "Default Demo Folder." correctly.

  • Corrects product name in the CVA file.

    Microsoft Windows 98 SE
    Microsoft Windows 2000
    Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME)
    Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • 1. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the SoftPaq Number listed on at the top of this document.
    2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
    3. After the files have been unpacked, you may delete the self-extracting file downloaded in step 1.
    4. To install: Execute the setup.exe file unpacked in step 2; The default location is C:\swsetup\SP24496, unless otherwise modified during step 2.
    5. After the installation is completed, you may delete the directory created in step 2 if you wish.

    Details and specifications

  • DirectX 6 or higher should be installed prior to Softpaq installation.
  • If you use Compaq System Software Manager (SSM), you must be using version 1.50 or later. For more information on Compaq SSM and to obtain the latest version of Compaq SSM please use the following URL: http://www.compaq.com/im/ssmwp.html
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