ASUS website...more like, ASUCK
I'm having a hell of a time just downloading the audio drivers for my AV78X-X motherboard. I had to hit the China server just to be able to select the correct model from their goofy drop-down menu system, but then, when I choose my model, it sends me to the wrong page. I've let the US support page sit and loading for an hour, and I've even logged directly into "ftp.asus.com". After browsing that convolution for an hour, the only thing I could find was an out of date BIOS.
Anyone else want to give it a try for me or know of any mirrors?
Can't link to it directly, but go here
Then in the top left, type in "A7V8X-X" for your model search and choose "Drivers" as the category.
Click on the one result
A couple of entries down is the SoundMAX driver for XP. Get that.
Asus website used to be bad, and now it is worse. I don't know what their problem is. Besides living in the shadow of the Red Chinese Army, anyway.
I've yet to see a well-designed Taiwanese manufactorer's website. Gigabyte's and Leadtek's are both pretty damn bad.
If you're using an NForce based motherboard, I suggest going to NVidia.com
for the whole shebang. I think they include Soundstorm and whatnot,
if that's supported by yours.
I agree! ASUS is horrible! My motherboard (K8V Deluxe) doesn't even have a working 3rd DIMM slot (yes, I've replaced it several times) and the Gigabit ethernet port keeps dying from time to time......
W00t, that's the last time I buy from ASUS.
Nobody said ASUS is bad, dude. Just that their website is confusing and inconsistent.
Originally Posted by Igor
(not that it's relevant, but I have had exclusively ASUS motherboards for the last 6-8 years and haven't ever had a problem)
Well, I finally got it through the "backdoor" search feature (though only on the Chinese server, not the Taiwan one). Once I finally got to the damn page that took forever to load, it gave me the option of downloading the actual files from the USA server, which worked fine.
So, the Adventure game genre is alive and well and resides on tech support sites, worldwide. At least I didn't have to pay for it (well...with money).
Thanks for the assist,
Gigabyte's American file server always cuts off my downloads at exactly 62%. I have to remember this and download my files from Europe, but of course I never do.