C-Media CMI8738 5.1 Channel
Sound Card
User Manual
Ver. 2.00
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Features
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Full-duplex playback and recording. Built-in 16-bit CODEC
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Support Microsoft® DirectSound™. Also support earphones,
2/4/6 channel speaker mode
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Downloadable Wave Table Synthesizer, supporting Direct
Music®
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PCI Rev. 2.2 compliant with bus mastering modes

ACPI compliant power down management
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Support Windows® 2000, XP/2003 and Vista
Package Contents
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1 x C-Media CMI8738 5.1 Channel Sound Card
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1 x Driver CD
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1 x User Manual
Note: Contents may vary depending on the market/country.
System Requirements
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Pentium-class computer with one available PCI slot
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Windows® 2000, XP/2003, Vista
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DirectX 8.1 above is required
MNXXXXXXXXXX Page 2 Hardware & Software Installation
It is recommended that you remove any previously installed sound card
and drivers prior to installing this 5.1 Channel Sound Card to avoid any
conflicts. If previously installed drivers are not removed, this 5.1
Channel Sound Card perhaps not function properly. (Note: If your
computer has on-board sound you will need to disable it on the
motherboard. For more information please see your computer’s
documentation or contact your computer’s manufacturer.)
Installing driver on Windows® 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista
1.
Locate an available PCI slot on your computer, and insert the 5.1
Channel Sound Card into the slot. Fasten the card to the case
using a screw.
2.
Start your PC. Windows® will detect the Sound Card find a
“Multimedia Audio Controller” device. Click the “Cancel”
button to cancel the driver installation for the device at this
moment. The driver for this device will be installed in the next
step.
3.
Place the Driver CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click the Start
button on the taskbar and click Run. Type “D:\SOUND\
MNXXXXXXXXXX Page 3 CMedia8738\setup.exe”. (Assuming you have placed the CD in
CD-ROM drive labeled as D).
4.
Follow any on-screen instructions to complete the software
installation.
5.
Restart your system.
6.
Once you have rebooted the computer, this 5.1 Channel Sound
card is ready to be used.
Physical Connections
The rear panel of this 5.1 Channel Sound Card has the following jacks:
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Line In (blue) – Line-In Connect to the audio output port of
stereo
2.
Mic In (pink) – Connect to the Microphone (Mono)
3.
Front-Speaker (green) – Output to speakers with the amplifier
or earphones or Audio-in of home stereo
4.
Rear-Speaker (black) – Connect to the rear speakers while
four/six channel speakers mode is enabled
5.
Center/Sub-woofer (orange) – Connect to the center speaker
and sub-woofer while six channel speakers mode is enabled
This 5.1 Channel Sound Card also has the following internal
connection and jumpers:
The Function
J1
Analog CD/IN Port(Signals: L-G-G-R)
J2
Analog CD/IN Port(Signals: G-R-G-L)
J3
Aux-in
JP1&JP2
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Center/Bass channel in normal mode
2-3 close
Center/Bass channel in inverse mode
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