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Windows 7: Empty Audio Enhancements tab

25 Oct 2011   #1
Soulwynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Empty Audio Enhancements tab



I think this image resumes it pretty well.


I've updated my mobo's BIOS today and the new version adds support for PCEEv4, so I get the Dolby tab working, but the enhancements all disappeared. I know for a fact they work, since I had them before changing the BIOS. I can't really rollback the bios as I pretty much need the SSD updates on the BIOS.

I've reinstalled the drivers about 3 times already. I've tried from both the motherboard's page:
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 (rev. 1.0)

And from Realtek's page. Neither worked as far as giving me the enhancements back. I get this shiny new Dolby thing that is quite frankly, useless. It uses only 3 speakers out of the 5.1 system and I'd much rather have the enhancements back so I can use the audio fill to get all my speakers going when there's a stereo stream.


Any suggestions on how I can fix this? Except for rolling back the BIOS, that is. All the DTS dlls appear as installed and part of the driver. The mic enhancements still work just fine. I have RAVBg64.exe starting with /forpcee4 toggle. I was wondering if there was perhaps a toggle that ignored the PCEE(Dolby tab) thing and went for windows enhancements instead. The enhancements also disappeared from the Realtek HD audio manager, so no luck there either. It doesn't even show an enhancement tab there, so I'm assuming it's loading wrong to favor the PCEE thing.


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26 Oct 2011   #2
Soulwynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've sent an email to Realtek today. Lets see if they will have a solution.
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27 Oct 2011   #3
Soulwynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Welp, this was a short lived thread.

Quote:
Dear Sir,
GA-Z68X-UD3-B3(Rev 1.0) supports Dolby PCEE4.

Dolby requests us bypass all Realtek sound effects (enhancement page). We must follow Dolby's spec.

Best regards,
PC-Tech
I hate Dolby now.
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27 Oct 2011   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the info. I can see Dolby's point. If you are using Dolby "sound enhancement" they don't want some other sound "enhancement" to interfere and potentially cause a degredation of the Dolby sound.
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27 Oct 2011   #5
Soulwynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Thanks for the info. I can see Dolby's point. If you are using Dolby "sound enhancement" they don't want some other sound "enhancement" to interfere and potentially cause a degredation of the Dolby sound.
Except I'm not using it and I don't want it.

It sounds bad and it's pointless. Fake sound widening is so 60s.
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27 Oct 2011   #6
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

I don't use any with PC sound. As I have a recording studio, I don't use those types of enhancements in the studio either.
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27 Oct 2011   #7
Soulwynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I don't use any with PC sound. As I have a recording studio, I don't use those types of enhancements in the studio either.
It's more of a usefulness thing. I only use the audio fill enhancement. I have 5.1 audio, which means 6 speakers. Without audio fill, when playing anything on the computer that is set on stereo, only 2 speakers are active. With fill, you can well, fill up the other speakers and make use of them all.

As for MP3 and audio files, I can use players that properly use the 5.1 audio, but that doesn't work for youtube videos or browser streamed music like grooveshark.com for example.

They basically ruined that feature.
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