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Windows 7: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

03 Aug 2010   #671

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you TheCorp. First post updated. :)

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06 Aug 2010   #672

Windows 7

Will this fix the problem I'm having? I can listen to audio playing on the computer until I try to run a game, then it mutes. Is that a bug? I used to be able to listen to audio and play that game on Windows XP. (Yes, do nothing is checked). Please tell me this will help, because the driver I have is from Feb.
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13 Aug 2010   #673


I decided to come back to 2.50 after trying this 2.51, because suddenly I started to have cracks and pops as described in many posts.
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19 Aug 2010   #674

Windows 7

It's not a driver issue. I've tried many drivers and swapped ALL components out of my system and I see the same issue.
Installed the Codec lite pack .
Disabled speaker effects (enhancements).
Twiddled with every imaginable setting in the Sound panel in Windows 7
Turned off Aero to use a basic theme
Uninstalled any energy saving software by the mobo manufacturer (asus)
Reset the BIOS to the factory default settings.
Flashed the system BIOS to several different versions.
Reinstalled the operating system from ground up.

swapped several different sound cards, internal and external.
swapped several different nics.
Swapped the Video Card.
I even swapped the MoBo with a similar model.
The only think I haven't swapped is the CPU and Power supply. Neither seem likely culprits for a sound problem.
The only thing that affects the popping is a reboot, which resolves it for a few hours, or disabling the network adapter, which resolves the issue 100%, but I sort of need network access.
It sure seems inherent to Windows 7.
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21 Aug 2010   #675

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3

I read this three times trying to get it. My onboard IC is the ALC880, mboard by Aopen.

so... the previous Realtek wad I had seems to have uninstalled, but all I did was go to the programs list and clicked 'uninstall'. The driver that Win7 loaded, a generic HD driver, does nothing apparently but create a false 'device'. I doubt it has any effect on the IC itself but I could be wrong. At any rate, no matter what, the Control Panel shows NO Audio Device whatsoever.

So my question is whether you're saying you hacked the registry to get rid of all instances of Realtek-anything? And, as I understand it, the only way to get Win 7 to auto discover the device is to remove the device using the Device Manager settings. Is that what you did? Then what? Did you load another version of the Realtek hairball, THEN reboot? Or are you saying Win7 Enterprise somehow magically found and installed?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spekko View Post
Hi all, im new here. I have been looking for like 10 hours non stop for a solution to my problem.

I have 5.1 logitech speaker set and realtek onboard sound card, with only the 2 front, center and sub playing, My 2 rear speakers play but EXTREMELY soft even with speaker fill on and 5.1 music/video file. I have tried so many sets of drivers with nothing working.


i uninstalled ALL realtek drivers and software and rebooted. when i got back into windows i let windows automatically install the drivers and i didnt install any other drivers manually. then i just enabled 5.1 channel sound in the realtek settings and it somehow worked perfectly (WITH NO STUPID SPEAKER FILL) :)


BTW: im using windows 7 enterprise x64.
Hope this helps
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21 Aug 2010   #676

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
Brink ??

Right after I typed the below, I simply opened up my Realtek folder again and re-ran the install without messing with the Properties of the Windows High Def driver. Just left it as-is.
Install ran, asked permission to install a non-approved driver, did it, asked for a restart, and BAM! we're in business.
No pops or funny noises - all the features of the REaltek panel etc are there and functioning.

I'm leaving the below so others can see the steps that didn't work, then this update.

p.s. for the record the mboard is Aopen UX915G-M

Brink or other.
Going back to your OP, very first pane - the ALC880 is not listed there. Is that an oversight, or is it left out for a reason? Is there a diff package altogether?

And do I understand correctly that there still is, to this date, no Windows 7 driver per se, only Vista drivers?

I just completed my fifth try at this, Version Vista_Win7_R236, again with a big fat fail. Have no idea why.
I uninstalled Realtek using the program list in control panel, then extracted the zip file, then went to Device manager and UNINSTALLED the Windows-supplied "High Definition" device. Then ran the Setup.exe from the extracted zip file. The routine seemed to complete without a glich, and asked to Restart the system, did that, but when it rebooted, Windows 7 auto-installed its High Def Audio driver again [which does nothing but get in the way]. I've not had such a tough time with any device using Windows 7 Ultimate 64b.

thank you much.
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28 Aug 2010   #677

windows 7 ultimate 32bit

I just bought a Gigabyte motherboard and had the horrible cracking and popping issues in Windows 7.
My fix for the problem was to disable throttling in the bios (the feature that makes the cpu underclock to save energy). In my case I had to disable the C1E and EIST options. Now the sound is perfect no issues whatsoever with either ms's default driver or realteks latest one (2.51). This solution has probably been given before but I still had the urge to report my solution in case it helps somebody (so please no flaming, this thread is huge).
What is interesting, with my previous asus board (p5n-d) which had a similar feature (its called EPU) there was no problem with its intergrated realtek sound and this feature enabled. So I guess asus's implimentation is just better than gigabytes. My 2 cents.
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29 Aug 2010   #678
Arfer Daley

Win 7 Pro 64Bit

thanks for the tip crushtest i will give that a shot
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03 Sep 2010   #679
anas malas


i have the following program (in the attachments)
it came with my acer verifying dvd that is from acer
it is Realtek High Definition Audio program
so can that be successful ??
should it work??

Attached Thumbnails
Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version-wwww.png  
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03 Sep 2010   #680

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Anas,

Yes, you will be able to download and use the driver at the link on the first page to update your Realtek HD Audio driver to the latest version. :)
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