|26 Jan 2013||#948|
| || |
Looks like Realtek has dramatically slicked-up the new skin when installing 2.70 driver package on a mobo/chip that is very recent.
Have tried uninstalling completely, installing an older Gigabyte download, installing from the newer Gigabyte drivers, etc., etc.
No matter what i do, i just keep getting the attached image.
I have a thread here, Realtek Audio on Intel DZ77GA-70K - no controls where fireberd has tried to help.
But, whatever i do i keep getting the attached screen and not the Audio manger options.
|My System Specs|
|26 Jan 2013||#949|
| || |
Instead, I have an ASUS P8Z77-V Pro board, which has a Realtek ALC892 chip. And I have a second machine which has an ASUS P5Q3 board which has a Realtek ALC1200 chip.
The HD Audio driver package for my P8Z77 machine came directly from the ASUS site, from the downloads available for the P8Z77-V Pro for "audio". In particular this shows up as 184.108.40.20699 (shown dated 9/26/2012 on the ASUS site) once installed. This download didn't come from the Realtek site but is the one which has the surprising black "skin" you see in my post above for that machine.
The official Realtek site was the source for the 2.70 driver installed on my second P5Q3 machine, and it shows up 220.127.116.1162 (dated 6/22/2012 on the Realtek site) and has the standard "skin" you see in my second set of screenshots in my post above, for that machine.
Interestingly, the latest audio download available from the ASUS downloads for my P5Q3 is only 18.104.22.16859 (dated 7/27/2009 on the ASUS site), which is obviously not close to the latest 2.70 22.214.171.12462 available from the Realtek site. Obviously ASUS has stopped updated the downloads for the old P5Q3 board.
But then the Realtek site does not have the 126.96.36.19999 version dated 9/26 available for this board from ASUS itself. Perhaps ASUS has a pre-release of might be coming out eventually from Realtek itself. Don't know. Nevertheless, there's no question the ASUS driver (which might well work on your Intel Z77 board, but who know) is newer (9/26) than Realtek's (6/22), and a later build version (6699) than the Realtek build (6662).
Otherwise, I find it very odd that you don't show a "sound effects" tab on your SPEAKERS group items.
It is the "sound effects" which supports the graphic 10-band EQ is where you set tone control, which I assumed was available through ALL Realtek chips, so it's a real surprise to me that for some reason you don't have "sound effects" tab and thus also don't have EQ/tone control.
Anyway, that's all I know. I wasn't prepared for the black "skin" in that 6699 driver package from the ASUS download, but there it is.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version|
|ASUS/Realtek, Latest Realtek versus default W7 Audio driver||Sound & Audio|
|Latest realtek driver made my audio system sound terrible||Sound & Audio|
|Realtek High Definition audio no sound after latest update r2.65||Sound & Audio|
|i've no 5.1 sound and using latest Realtek audio driver||Sound & Audio|
|WMP Won't Play after installing latest Realtek driver||Drivers|
|Horrible sound with latest Realtek driver||Sound & Audio|
|Difficulties in downloading latest Realtek Audio Driver||Drivers|