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3D Sound -PCI Sound Card -supposedly PnP

graingerjjb
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Registered: 04-10-2007

3D Sound -PCI Sound Card -supposedly PnP

Just updated my PC system but bought a cheap sound card with a Game port -I think this was my mistake.

Its a 3D Sound Card - CMi8738 -6Channel card made by C-Media. I have the sound working fine but I can't for the life of me get the Game port working -its says that the Input/output range are not available -0201-0201. This is itself is strange as its supposed to be PnP. I've checked device manager and viewed it by resources and there's nothing else using that range. For info, I have downloaded the latest drivers but no joy.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated
Cry

Thanks
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graingerjjb
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Registered: 04-10-2007

3D Sound -PCI Sound Card -supposedly PnP

Sorry should point out that XP SP2 will not let me change the resource settings
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3D Sound -PCI Sound Card -supposedly PnP

Check the makers site for drivers, as windows will get most things working with default drivers but usually fail with game ports as its pecific to that Soundcards design

http://www.cmedia.com.tw/download/OS_e-cmi8738_index.htm

Other thing I forgot, most motherboards PCI slots the first PCI slot[nearest the AGP slot] shares an IRQ with the AGP slot, so its best not to have it there due to conflicts.

editmk2: also if you have a Onboard sound chip on the motherboard, make sure its disabled in the bios, for same reason.
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graingerjjb
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Posts: 77
Registered: 04-10-2007

3D Sound -PCI Sound Card -supposedly PnP

Thanks.

As I said I downloaded and installed the newest drivers -first port of call.
The motherboard sound is also disabled. I did try a different PCI slot ,although it wasn't in the top one anyway but the OS just assigned the same resources anyway.

Still not joy