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Windows 7: Realtek HD Audio Manager Download

02 Jan 2012   #1
M4dn3ss

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Realtek HD Audio Manager Download

Where do I download the HD audio manager? It doesn't come with the Realtek drivers and I can't find it anywhere on the Realtek web site


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02 Jan 2012   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Try over at the boards home page. Download section. Pick from a drop down list.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-EP45T-UD3LR (rev. 1.3)
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02 Jan 2012   #3
Qdos

 

There's barely any advantage, and are a handful of bugs which can sometimes rear their ugly heads, when you compare the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers to what the W7 installer will generically provide.

I suppose it depends on what hardware you have plugged in, but from point of view of stereo, and use of IM for audio/visual purposes, I'm worse off with the latest driver suite than the basic generic one.
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03 Jan 2012   #4
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
There's barely any advantage, and are a handful of bugs which can sometimes rear their ugly heads, when you compare the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers to what the W7 installer will generically provide.

I suppose it depends on what hardware you have plugged in, but from point of view of stereo, and use of IM for audio/visual purposes, I'm worse off with the latest driver suite than the basic generic one.
Qdos: Thanks for your post. I am using the onboard Realtek HD sound provided on my motherboard. I didn't know that MS was providing updated drivers for it. That is good news
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03 Jan 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M4dn3ss View Post
Where do I download the HD audio manager? It doesn't come with the Realtek drivers and I can't find it anywhere on the Realtek web site
Everything I have read says that you are better off trying drivers provided by the motherboard manufacturer rather than Realtek because the board maker might make some tweaks to the driver that are not found in the Realtek version. Obviously, if one doesn't work, try the other.

Realtek HD Audio has a control panel that leads you to the interface below:


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03 Jan 2012   #6
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
I am using the onboard Realtek HD sound provided on my motherboard. I didn't know that MS was providing updated drivers for it. That is good news
Audio drivers from Windows Update, indeed generic audio drivers from Windows Setup, is nothing new. As long as you get the right driver for your soundchip it is all that essentially matters.

What I'm getting at is avoiding the bloaty, unnecessary, user interface and it's annoying system tray icon, which is invariably present when you either fetch a driver update from Realtek (appalling download site) or use ones which have an element of customisation for your particular mainboard vendor.

I don't much see the point having environmental audio preset variables that you can choose from; like "underwater", "forest", or "parking lot"... I want to listen to my sound, not stare at a majorly pointless and bloated GUI...
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