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Windows 7: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

01 Jan 2010   #471

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njnitehawk View Post
ok i uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them with no

sound coming out of any speaker

i tried to test the speakers

when i do that nothing happens, and when i click on each speaker nothing happens

any thoughts

unplug the cable to your speakers then plug it back in , then select the output ( then you can set the sound scheme up )

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01 Jan 2010   #472

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Just installed R2.40 on my Acer 6920 laptop...the subwoofer is working again on this version and as of yet no clicking...could this be the one they finally fixed
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01 Jan 2010   #473

Windows 7 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kersey View Post
Just installed R2.40 on my Acer 6920 laptop...the subwoofer is working again on this version and as of yet no clicking...could this be the one they finally fixed
I'm still gettting cracking and popping sounds (R2.40) (Using onboard Gigabyte EP35-DS3). *Sigh* How many driver versions do they need to bring out until this issue gets resolved.
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02 Jan 2010   #474

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

Hello im new and i just got my Win 7 and im having trubble with my adio it shows me a red ''X'' on my adio icon me and my friend have tryd to fix it i even tryd going to my device manager and still nothing and i aslot tryd realtek and still nothing if u can plz help me out with this please do so u can contact me on MSN [EMAIL REMOVED] please do help and truth is im not really good with computers
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02 Jan 2010   #475

Windows 7 RC

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heyimsu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kersey View Post
Just installed R2.40 on my Acer 6920 laptop...the subwoofer is working again on this version and as of yet no clicking...could this be the one they finally fixed
I'm still gettting cracking and popping sounds (R2.40) (Using onboard Gigabyte EP35-DS3). *Sigh* How many driver versions do they need to bring out until this issue gets resolved.
is your hardware still supported? the read me shows which audio codecs are
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02 Jan 2010   #476


i'm having some pretty serious problems with this driver, and i've registered here hoping to find a solution.

i have a system built around an asus a8v vm motherboard (yeh so it's 4 years old now). it has the realtek alc 660 codec onboard. it's got an athlon 3000 (or thereabouts) in it, a gig of RAM, and a geforce 6200 se vga card installed.

i recently upgraded it to windows 7, and aside from the realtek hd audio problems i'm about to describe, it's a vast improvement over XP (it's my HTPC and xp has it's own problems and shortcomings for this sort of thing), and i really don't want to downgrade back to XP if i can avoid it.

i only performed this upgrade about two weeks ago, and so downloaded all latest drivers, including the then-latest realtek hd audio driver v2.39. this was a clean install on a freshly formatted drive, not an upgrade over XP.

and i've had nothing but problems with the realtek hd audio codec - the main problem i was having with v2.39, is that the driver itself gets disabled on bootup, resulting in no sound. i can still see the device in the device manager, but there's a red X on the speaker icon, and going to "playback devices" gives a message along the lines of "there are no output devices installed". the audio inputs remain intact, but the outputs (and the speakers) are gone.

reinstalling the driver from the executable installer fixes this - although it prompts to reboot, the sound comes back immediately, the red X disappears from the speaker icon, and i can choose stereo speaker outputs again. however, one reboot later and it's all gone again.

various troubleshootings have led me to disable driver signing (with mixed results - it would survive several reboots, but eventually would be gone again), and has also led me here, today, where i find there's been a new driver released. hoping this will be the end of these problems, i eagerly download it.

well i've spent the last hour battling with it. it simply will not install. it first prompted me to remove the old driver, then reboot and run the installer again. so i did that, and that appears to have worked. but now when i try and run the installer, it tells me "no device supported" or something along those lines. if i attempt to run it again i also sometimes get an error "failure error -0101". i also got a message from windows saying "hd audio device successfully installed" some time after uninstalling the old one (after at least one reboot, i think perhaps two reboots) - so it looks like it found an old driver file and reinstalled it for me. i've uninstalled it again from the device manager, and tried the 2.40 installer again, and still no dice. no matter what i do, i cannot get this installer to run.

also, at several occasions during the v2.39 episode, attempting to run the installer to fix the sound also prompted the same error "no device supported", however a reboot and subsequent re-attempt worked whenever that happened. this time now, i've tried about 8 times, with as many reboots, and still it will not run.

i'm certain there's no hardware problems - i've been running this system, under heavy load without any problems whatsoever, ever since i bought that motherboard new back in 2006. and right up until the moment i installed windows 7, the sound (and everything else) has worked fine. also, the fact that the 2.39 driver did work, consistently so, at least until a reboot, would suggest that the hardware is fine. i'm 100% certain that if i format and reinstall XP, the sound will be back to normal again.

i also notice that my model, the ALC 660, is listed in the WHQL list at the start of this thread - yet when i first installed 2.39 windows complained about it being unsigned (at some point trying to fix the problems i had with 2.39 i've probably disabled whatever brings up this warning, it certainly hasn't been appearing the last few times i reinstalled 2.39). and now the 2.40 installer doesn't even recognize my chip, despite it being in the official list of support models.

what can i do? i'm fairly sure i've exhausted all my options. i fix windows systems and servers for a living, so i'm pretty confident poking around in places where others might not, however with 7 being a new OS i'm still learning things about it.

any help/suggestions gratefully received...
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03 Jan 2010   #477

Windows 7 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcfly88 View Post
is your hardware still supported? the read me shows which audio codecs are
It should. I've got ALC889A on my board and the readme says:

Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ... ALC889, ....
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03 Jan 2010   #478

Windows 7 Home Premium

Here's what ended the skips and pops on my system.
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.
Using the latest Realtek driver, (R2 40).
Gigabyte P35-S3G Quad-core
Second audio card
M-Audio AudioPhile 24/96
Both audio devices working, no pops, clicks or skips.

(note: I do not use any system sounds)
Right click on the Microsoft speaker icon in the taskbar,
select playback devices.
Select the "Recording" tab, select Microphone, then select the "properties" button.
Select the "Listen" tab.
Select the "Do not prompt when this device is plugged in" checkbox.

Next, select the "Levels" tab. If you're not using a mic, move all volume sliders
to zero and select the mic "mute" button.

(still under recording)
Select the "Enhancements" tab, select, "Disable all sound effects".
Back to playback devices window, select the communications tab,
select "Do Nothing".

Go to "Speaker Properties" by double clicking on the speaker icon in the MS volume control. Select the "Levels" tab. Mute and set levels to zero for all devices not being used.

Next, open the Realtek control panel.
On the right side are simulated input/output jacks.
Right click on any of the active input jacks.
Select "Connector Retasking". Deselect the "Enable auto pop up dialog..." checkbox. On my system pops and skips were being caused by the OS trying to monitor active I/O.

FWIW, I also remark out the Realtek control panel/taskbar device that loads from the Registry's RUN Key.

Perhaps this can help someone.

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04 Jan 2010   #479

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
still no sound from speakers

i d/l the new drivers

i get the windows start sound when i reboot

but i get no sound from the speaker configuration test

i get no sound from i tunes and or from xm on line

or from the cd

i am looking for answers but cannot find any

any direction for me to look would be great

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04 Jan 2010   #480

windows 7:)

Got good sound through my speakers. But my motherboard just won't detect my headphones. So sometimes the sound is just too soft. Tried all drivers recommended here even downloaded a realtek driver from a different Asrock motherboard. But no avail. Went to the store to buy a pci soundcard but they were all for vista and others. I'm going to wait for soundcards with a windows 7 driver boxed in. Just going to be patient. Love the OS! best Microsoft ever made!
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