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Windows 7: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

16 Jul 2015   #1081
Tho1528

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have a question:
I wonder if it is actually recommended to update such audio drivers. I mean, this is not like NVIDIA GPU drivers where they mostly tell you when a driver update is available and recommend you to install it. In my mind, GPU's also mostly need such updates, but Audio devices, not really.
I wonder if your computer can handle later Realtek audio driver version than the one that was installed on your device from the beginning. I did have an issue with my sound before and it occured after I updated the Realtek audio drivers before.
The issue was that files like .mp3 or .avi , etc could not play the sounds in any media player. Windows media player gave an error and other media players (VLC) just didn't do anything when I pressed the play button. Video files on the other hand did play, but completely silent. However videos from the internet (YouTube) did play sound. (games or anything on the computer itself did not, except the "ticking" sound when browsing through folders in the explorer)
The only way I could fix it was to disable the sound effects in the Speakers settings (Playback devices), something which I never had to do until 1 sudden day. I blame the audio driver update for it, but it could be something else...


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17 Jul 2015   #1082
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Well, for me, upgrading for the latest Realtek drivers did the trick, I had very high CPU usage in audiodg.exe when playing anything, with the update the problem is gone, and normally it goes from 0% to 4% of CPU usage, even when playing HD videos on Youtube or any HD content in Flash.

Most of the times, disabling the sound effects fix some extra issues you may face, players like media player or Winamp normally don't use this, and even for some web content, you can get actually, better audio quality if you disable it...

Just my 2 cents :P
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24 Jul 2015   #1083
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Versions 7560 & 7564 have recently shown up on MS Update Catalog

and Intel has a copy of 7553 on their web site.
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24 Jul 2015   #1084
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Erpster. First post updated.
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27 Jul 2015   #1085
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Version 7565 posted today July 27.
WHQL for Windows from Vista to Ten.
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30 Jul 2015   #1086
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Version 7566 recently posted (for 32bit & 64bit).

Edit: Aw DAMN! - v7566 is WHQL for Win10 only; non-signed for older Windows versions.
Win7 users should obtain 7565 instead of 7566.
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30 Jul 2015   #1087
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Erpster. First post updated.
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31 Jul 2015   #1088
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Version 7571 just posted for 32bit & 64bit Windows on MS Update Catalog.
Unlike the 7566 version, v7571 is WHQL for Windows from Vista to 10.
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31 Jul 2015   #1089
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Erpster. First post updated.
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09 Aug 2015   #1090
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Version 7576 (8/4/2015) from Microsoft Update Catalog (32bit) (64bit)
WHQL for Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
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