Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Antex Electronics
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3.49 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.00.0.187 / 23 Aug 2003
An audio card or more commonly referred to as a sound card is a type of expansion card that normally fits into a vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard. These types of devices like the SC-22 are designed to assist in the handling of input and output audio signals for the host computer system. This process is usually achieved with the help of a software application like a device driver which activates the feature sets built into the hardware component by its manufacturers. This device and its corresponding device driver makes it possible for multimedia software applications to handle audio data and reproduce them by directing the information to the attached speaker system. In the same manner this hardware component allows the computer user to record incoming audio signal with the help of other devices like a microphone or via a software interface with another program.
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
These types of expansion cards can be compared with graphics processing cards in the sense that while the other is dedicated to video data the SC-22 is dedicated to audio data. The use of these expansion cards provide distinct benefits for the host computer system because they help to ease the pressure from the main processor allowing for faster overall operation. When compared to the built-in speaker system of a host computer system, these types of hardware components far out weight its counterpart because they are commonly deployed with added functionality. Normally the installation of the device driver for a sound card also extracts and activates a software based equalizer program which can be used by the computer user to improve the quality of sound reproduction of the host computer system. Majority of these expansion cards also are capable of implementing predefined audio environments by allowing its device driver to mimic preset conditions. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and SC-22 errors before installing any driver updates.