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Windows 7: Microsoft High Definition Driver vs Realtek high definition audio driv

28 Jul 2010   #1
inmate

Window 7 Ultimate
 
 
Microsoft High Definition Driver vs Realtek high definition audio driv

Microsoft High Definition Driver vs Realtek high definition audio driver?


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28 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Care to explain what you actually want to know?
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28 Jul 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Depends on whether you want basically functionality (Microsoft HD driver), or take full advantage of whatever features the sound card has (the actual driver for the sound card, whether Realtek or any other).
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28 Jul 2010   #4
inmate

Window 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Depends on whether you want basically functionality (Microsoft HD driver), or take full advantage of whatever features the sound card has (the actual driver for the sound card, whether Realtek or any other).
This is helpful. So the Microsoft is just basic.
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28 Jul 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Correct. If you have a good look through the Audio forum there are lots of threads where people have had problems getting even just 5.1 sound when using the default Microsoft HD driver that was solved as soon as the actual driver for the card was installed.
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27 Mar 2014   #6
SinghPukh

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Is this thread still on? Or can we add a few more... because I find a situation in which I blv this thread should've solved the issue.
Please respond if anybody spoken here is onboard.
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20 Jan 2015   #7
IntelliMoo

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My vote goes to the ms driver! Comes with Windows, enough functionality, solid stable (no games ever complained for me, e.g.). Vs. Realtek's 300+ MB install, extra background processes, etc. - but more functionality if like or really want that stuff (equalizer, effects, etc.).
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