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Download American Megatrends Sound & Audio Drivers


NOTICE: American Megatrends's current Sound & Audio driver release resolves driver conflicts, improves your computer's stability and restores communication with all Sound & Audios. The newly released Sound & Audio drivers are a high priority update recommended for all American Megatrends users.


Description Version Estimated Download Time  
Download DriverTool - American Megatrends Driver Installer
(Includes, WHQL certified drivers)
Current as of
(Nov 24 2014)
56K: ~9m
512K: < 1m
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Installation Instructions:

  1. Click above Download link or Click here to begin installer download.
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  4. Follow on-screen prompts to complete installation.

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Sound Card Troubleshooting Guide

A Sound Card Trouble may result to one or more of the following:

  • No sound
  • Distorted sound
  • Sound card is not recognized by the computer
  • Problems with audio devices

 

Here are the following troubleshooting steps to perform in order to resolve an issue with a sound card.

  1. Check If Your Sound Card and Speakers are Properly Installed

    Check the Device Manager and see if your sound device is present.

    • If the driver is not present, you may need to install the latest driver.
    • If the device is present, but there is a yellow question mark (?) or exclamation point (!) before its icon, the device driver may need to be reinstalled.

    To access the device manager, simply click on Start, right-click on the My Computer icon, and then select Manage. On the computer management window, select Device Manager to see the list of the devices installed on the computer.

    Sound Drivers

    To go directly to the Device Manager, just click on Start->Run and then on the text field, type in devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.

    Test the sound on the control panel. To go there, simply click on Start->Control Panel->Sound. Under the sounds tab, you will have an opportunity to test the functionality of your computer’s sound system. Check your sound devices and see if they are properly selected. Also check the volume and make sure that the controls are not muted.

    Sound Card Software

    Don’t forget to check the speakers. Make sure it receives power and that its volume is not set to minimum.

  2. Check for Possible Software Problems
  3. Media Player – See if the player is working correctly. If possible, use another media player and see if the result is the same. If you did not encounter the same issue with another media or music player, it is very likely that the problem lies with software. 

    Operating System – A lot of factors in the operating system can affect the performance of your sound card. Try to check if there are important or critical updates for your operating system and install them.

    If you feel that your computer system needs a quick repair, consider running System File Checker. To access it, simply click on Start->Run and then type sfc/ scannow. Make sure you have the Windows CD inserted in your CDROM drive. The system would need it during the process.  

    Sound Not Working

    Also, in the course of your troubleshooting, before proceeding to hardware replacement, consider reinstalling the entire computer system first. Sometimes, it is the operating itself and not the hardware that is causing the problem. If that is so, replacing the  sound card or the motherboard will never resolve the issue. You would only lose your precious savings while the sound trouble still persists.

  4. Reinstall the Sound Card Driver
  5. If you have already reached this step in troubleshooting, we are then somewhat certain that the issue is more likely a hardware problem rather than a software trouble.

    Driver issue is the most common cause of sound card problems. Make sure you have the latest version of the driver. It’s usually available at the manufacturer’s website. To reinstall the sound driver, you will need to uninstall the current driver first. Go to the device manager as described in the first step of this troubleshooting guide. Find the device that represents your sound card driver. Right-click on it and click Uninstall. The uninstallation setup will then show up. Follow the instructions and restart the computer afterward.

    To install the latest driver, extract the installation files (they are often available in compressed format), and find the executable file. Run the setup process and restart the computer afterward.

    If this is your first time to reinstall a device driver, or you are unsure of the steps involved in this procedure, consider downloading our driver updater to automatically scan your pc and update your sound card drivers..

  6. Reseat the Sound Card
  7. To reseat the sound card means to remove it from the system and put it back in. Before touching any internal device installed on the computer, make sure to avoid wearing static-inducing clothing and touch a grounded conductor (metals, etc.) to dissipate static electricity. Also, always turn off your computer, unplug the cord, and remove the battery (for portables).

    Consult your manufacturer’s documentation for steps in unseating and reseating the sound card. If the sound controller is integrated to your computer’s motherboard, skip this step and proceed to the next one.

    After reseating the sound card, restart the computer and see if the problem is still there. If it persists, proceed to the next step.

  8. Test with Another Sound Card in Good Condition
  9. Remove the sound card and install a known-good working sound card. If the problem persists, it is highly possible that the issue is a hardware problem. Either there is a problem with the sound card, or in the sound card slot in the motherboard.

  10. Replace the Sound Card
  11. If sound card replacement did not resolve the issue, it means that the sound card slot is damaged or no longer functional. A motherboard replacement is necessary to fix the problem.

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In Windows if you are having any of the follwing errors you may need to update your sound card drivers:

  • You do not hear sound from the computer's speakers or headphones.
  • A sound seems to be played, but you do not hear anything.
  • A sound is played, but it stops suddenly.
  • The sound skips or misses in some areas.
  • The sound is distorted or scratchy.
  • The computer stops responding when a sound is played.
  • The computer restarts when a sound is played.
    • MIDI output error detected.
    • No wave device that can play files in the current format is installed.
    • The CD Audio device is in use by another application.
    • WAV sound playback error detected.
    • Your audio hardware cannot play files like the current file.

To fix this problem automatically on Windows , click here, then run the download and follow the steps in this wizard.

To update the sound card driver on Windows manually, follow the steps under the tab for your operating system or click here to let us fix it automatically:

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Windows XP Instructions

To update the sound card driver on Windows XP manually, follow the steps below, or click here to let us fix it automatically:

  1. Click the Start Button.
    Windows Start Button

  2. Right-Click on "My Computer" and select Properties.
    My Computer Properties

  3. Click the Hardware Tab.
    Windows XP Hardware Tab

  4. Click the Device Manager Button


  5. Click #Device Manager Name# to expand double-click and see installed devices.
  6. Under Sound, video, and game controllers, double-click the entry for your sound card, and then click the Driver tab.
    Click the Driver Tab

  7. Click Update Driver Software.
    Click Update Driver

  8. Follow the Update Driver Software Wizard to update the sound card driver.

If you find that these steps didn't resolve your sound issues, I suggest you try to run the automated scan to see if it can locate more current drivers. If after the automated scan you are still unable to resolve problems with your sound card you may have to contact the computer manufacturer for a resolution.

 

Windows Vista Instructions

To update the sound card driver on Windows Vista manually, follow the steps below or click here to let us fix it automatically:

  1. Click Start
    Click the Vista Start Button

  2. Click Control Panel
    Click Control Panel

  3. Double-click Device Manager.
    Double-click Device Manager

  4. Click Sound, video, and game controllers to expand.
    Select the appropriate group to expand

  5. Under Sound, video, and game controllers, double-click the entry for your sound card, and then click the Driver tab.
    Click the Driver Tab

  6. Click Update Driver Software.
    Click Update Driver

  7. Follow the Update Driver Software Wizard to update the sound card driver.

If you find that these steps didn't resolve your sound issues, I suggest you try to run the automated scan to see if it can locate more recient drivers. If after the automated scan you are still unable to resolve problems with your sound card you may have to contact the computer manufacturer for a resolution.

New Version Of Windows? No Problem!

 

Upgrade smoothly by finding the correct drivers for your sound & audio for any version of windows. For the first time, users can upgrade with confidence knowing that their computer will run smoothly thanks to the latest drivers and updates required for a perfect upgrade.

 

Why Updating Drivers Is Important


Usually the only reason we look to install or update sound & audio drivers is because something is malfunctioning. This is not the only reason you should keep your drivers up to date however. American Megatrends is constantly tuning and improving performance of their sound & audios and the only way to make use of this is by having the latest drivers. Going online and checking for new drivers all the time can be frustrating and is not an effective use of your time, and a simple tool like the driver installer above can keep all of your hardware running on the optimal drivers with top performance.

Sometimes when new hardware is installed, although it works correctly, other hardware which interacts with it may not be, because the other hardware actually needs its own drivers updated. This kind of co-dependency is another common problem and a reason why it's a great idea to have a tool that is constantly monitoring the state of all of your drivers and updating appropriately so you can upgrade and add or remove components in your computer while continuing to run without a hitch.

When your sound & audio is relatively new, it may be possible to download individual drivers directly from American Megatrends without incurring additional charges. If you are having problems locating the correct drivers for your sound & audio, or are unsure of the exact model, we suggest you run a system scan first. It's very important you know the exact model of your American Megatrends sound & audio you would like to update to ensure that it will function properly and to prevent possible damage to your system. Download an installer that will automatically scan and identify your American Megatrends sound & audio to make sure you are installing the correct update and will also locate and download any additional driver and bios updates your pc may need.

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