Category: Sound Card
Manufacturer: ESS Technologies
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2184046 bytes
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.12.01.1068 / 28 May 2003
ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM) is a PCI driver from ESS Technologies. It is an audio chipset that enhances the sound of ones system. One should ensure that they use the latest versions of the chipset in order to get high quality sound, the latest being the 5.12.01.1068 version. Older versions of the chipset tend to create conflict of devices as well as errors in the media work. One should update their drivers for ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM) as often as they can. For instance, one can do so on a monthly basis. When one wishes to update the ESS driver, they should ensure that they choose the correct driver. In addition, they should ensure that they back up Windows every time they need to update the driver. One can get free downloads for this chipset drivers from the authorized service providers.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
To download the ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM) sound chipset driver, one needs to define their other PCI device model as well as their operating system in order to install the device. This is done to ensure that the driver is compatible with their system. One should then browse the PCI drivers and select the ESS driver. They can then download the driver and save it in their computer system while unzipped. The ESS Allegro driver should then be connected to the computer. On the desktop, one should select my computer and click on properties. Then go to hardware tab and click on hardware manager. One should then double click on the downloaded driver and press the reinstall driver button. One should then click on install in a specific location then on the browser to select the driver. Select the Next button to continue then finish for complete installation. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM) errors before installing any driver updates.