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Windows 7: Need help enabling Realtek audio device.

08 Jun 2014   #1
igniz12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Need help enabling Realtek audio device.

Recently I had some computer issues and had to take apart my PC and refit it back. Everything is fine now but I just realised that my Nvidia GPU is being used as the HD audio device. Audio plugs are all in the motherboard jacks and not in the gpu, my gpu dosent have any audio jacks anyway.

I didnt even realise the issue until recently when I tried to record some gameplay footage and found my recording to have screwy audio. Everything else seems to be fine as far as sound is concerned. I need to know how I can go back removing my GPU as the audio device and re-enabling Realtek. Right now I have no realtek device manager in my control panel or my programs list.

I wasnt sure if it was as simple as re-installing the drivers and rebooting the PC and I've had some major issues with drivers in the past so Im wary of trying to fix the problem on my own.

My motherboard is: Biostar TP67xe
GPU is: Nvidia gtx 570
running on win 7 home 64bit

Thank you.


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08 Jun 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

What is listed in the Device Manager, Sound section?

Post a screen shot of the Device Manager, sound section. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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08 Jun 2014   #3
igniz12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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08 Jun 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Two things that I see. First, the NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device is probably what is taking over your sound. Disable it in the Device Manager and then restart the PC and see if the sound works again. You may have to manually set the "Speakers" (PC sound device) as the default Audio Playback device - in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel Playback section.

The second thing I see is "High Definition Audio Device". This indicates the generic, basic function, Windows installed sound driver. This will work, but the correct sound driver, Realtek in your case should be installed. Download from Biostar for your specific motherboard model and install that. TP67XE :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR
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08 Jun 2014   #5
igniz12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright but before I proceed, I have 2 devices in my sound control panel.



I am not using any speakers and have headphones plugged directly to my pc. Should I disable the "speakers" and use "headphones" as my default device instead in my situation?

Thank you.
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08 Jun 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Right click on head phones and select (set as default) if you don't like it you can always change it.

I believe that is the answer fireberd would give you if he was online.
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10 Jun 2014   #7
igniz12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Managed to get it running now. Made is seem like a bigger deal than I should have since it was fairly straightforward process. Thank you.
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10 Jun 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your very welcome.
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