Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 8.6 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.40a / 05 Aug 2008
The TARGA - 960ATU on a 3115 is a type of computer expansion card which is responsible for the processing of input and output signals associated with audio data. In a normal configuration it can send and receive commands to and from software applications that are capable of manipulating audio files. This type of hardware component basically falls under the classification of a multimedia device because it can support media files that are purely audio or those mixed with video streams. The device driver for this particular hardware component allows the host computer system to playback media files to the computer user via the attached speaker system to its output ports. The speaker system serves the same purpose as that of a computer monitor for the graphics processing card. Like majority of audio cards it features a Digital to Analog Converter which is responsible for transforming the recorded digital data to its analog counterpart.
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
As part of the multimedia subsystem of the host computer system the device driver allows for the data exchange between the supported hardware component and other associated devices. For example a computer user can playback an audio disk from the optical drive with the sound being reproduced on the attached speaker system to the audio card. The process of transmitting the audio signals from the optical drive to the speaker system is handled by the audio card. The TARGA - 960ATU on a 3115 like most sound cards is also closely related to the computer motherboard which serves as its host in majority of computer systems. On older machines the audio card was hosted in the ISA slot while newer computer systems utilize the PCI slot. These types of expansion cards also require ample system resources as well as a number of Interrupt Requests to complete their associated actions. The use of Input and Output addresses along with Direct Memory Access Channels is likewise partly the responsibility of the device driver. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and TARGA - 960ATU on a 3115 errors before installing any driver updates.