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Windows 7: Two HD drivers installed

04 Jan 2011   #1
Beemer2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Two HD drivers installed

I appear to have Realtek HD drivers and ATI HD drivers installed. Is this detrimental?

I note that the latest Realtek one is four times the size of the ATI driver?


I note that in software there are settings to "release driver in background mode" so can I run motherboard sound (Realtek HD) in stereo mode alongside my default soundcard Echo Mia Midi (ASIO)? I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

regards,

Beemer


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04 Jan 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No, it's not detrimental.

I have the same. See "My System Specs" ( Bottom left of this window).

Regards....Mike Connor
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04 Jan 2011   #3
Beemer2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
No, it's not detrimental.

I have the same. See "My System Specs" ( Bottom left of this window).

Regards....Mike Connor
Mike,

My Echo Mi Midi is a few year old but I was pleased to see that Echo did release a 64bit driver. It is possible that this is the ATI driver.

thanks,

Beemer
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04 Jan 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The second driver is the ATI HDMI driver ( for driving the sound on the graphic card HDMI interface).

Regards....Mike Connor

If you want a bit more info, use this;

http://www.belarc.com/de/free_download.html

You can also look at your device manager,



Click on "Sound, video, and game controllers" Expand by clicking on them to get all the info about the drivers.

You can also get info on third party drivers by running

an elevated command prompt and typing:
dism /online /get-drivers

( Dism is on your windows disk, if it is not on your computer)
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04 Jan 2011   #5
Beemer2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Mike,

All understood now.

thanks

Beemer
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04 Jan 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure. For a bit more info;



( I used Everest Ultimate to get that info).

Regards....Mike Connor

Edit: You can get Everest Home Edition free here;

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...-Edition.shtml

This gives you more info if you want to stick with freeware;

http://www.gtopala.com/

( The Everest/Aida stuff from Lavalys costs money! )
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04 Jan 2011   #7
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This is also free, ( but he accepts donations),and gives you lots of info;

SIV - System Information Viewer

Here the audio stuff on my machine;




Regards....Mike Connor
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04 Jan 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

To answer your other question;

QUOTE
I note that in software there are settings to "release driver in background mode" so can I run motherboard sound (Realtek HD) in stereo mode alongside my default soundcard Echo Mia Midi (ASIO)? I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
UNQUOTE

This will work on some boards, but you may have to play around with drivers and interrupts to get it to work. Some boards automatically disable the on-board sound when a sound card is installed. You may also get some odd effects due to different signal processing times and other anomalies. Not worth the bother really.

Regards....Mike Connor
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