Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Antex Electronics
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 439.9 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.09.0 / 31 Mar 2000
The SX-5e is a legacy audio card which plugs into a vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard. It is designed primarily to allow the computer user to connect external speaker systems to its interface port for the purpose of sound reproduction. When the device driver for the audio card is properly installed the computer user gains the ability to control the behavior of the hardware component during runtime as well as configure some audio properties like the type of speaker system attached to the host machine. The quality of audio reproduction would depend in part on the capability of the attached speaker system. The device driver for the SX-5e also supports the interaction between audio editing software applications and the audio processing card. This allows the computer user to accurately playback audio files on the host computer system in real time and make the appropriate changes if necessary.
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
The audio card with its corresponding device driver makes it possible for the computer user to connect external devices that are capable of recording audio inputs. The device can be as simple as a microphone or as complex as a digital multimedia recorder. The role of the device driver is to translate the audio signals generated by these devices and play them back on the host computer system. Essentially newer operating system platforms provide some generic device drivers which are capable of activating the audio card. However by using the manufacturer provided device driver the computer user gains complete access to all the feature sets incorporated by the manufacturer. Depending on the design majority of audio cards like the SX-5e are bundled with software based equalizers that allow the computer user to manipulate the quality of the audio file or the manner how sound will be reproduced on the host machine. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and SX-5e errors before installing any driver updates.