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Windows 7: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

11 Oct 2010   #701

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
16kBs D/L speed is that right?
'Fraid so. There have been odd occasions where it has been in excess of 100KB/s, but more often than not it has been 50KB/s or less, sometimes even single figures.

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14 Oct 2010   #702

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I've just tried to install Vista_Win7_R253_x64.exe on my machine, and I don't think it's installing properly.

It says it's copying a lot of files to: C:/Program Files (x86)/Realtek/Audio/*

But all I end up with (once the installation is finished), is two files, RtlUpd64.exe and USetup.iss.

Is there a solution? I've tried to look for one, and I've seen a few others report this problem, but I haven't seen a solution. I've tried to install it over and over, with the same result. I'm not sure what to do now.

Edit: more info.

OK, so I've also thought of installing just the drivers through Device Manager. It's not ideal, because I won't have Realtek HD Audio Manager, but...

What's stopping me is I don't know what version of the HDX*.inf I should install. I have a pretty old motherboard, M2N-E SLI. What should I try, you think?
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15 Oct 2010   #703

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi tryguy and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

I've not tried the executable method, so I can't comment on that. However, what I do is download the zipped version of the driver and then extract the files (right-click on downloaded zipped folder, click Extract All..., save to default folder given). Next, follow the instructions here (it's for Vista, but works just the same in Windows 7) Device Manager - Install Driver - Vista Forums, remembering that in Step 10 you browse to the folder that the driver was extracted to.
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15 Oct 2010   #704

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the advice, Dwarf.

I pretty much did it like the guide said, and it was looking pretty good, because it updated the sound from the generic audio device windows thinks it is, to Realtek bluh bluh, and even the latest version of it. But when I restarted the computer afterwards, there was no sound, and the sound device showed a problem in the device manager. I had to roll back the update for the sound to come back.

I think what I'm going to do is invest in a cheap $20 sound card. I've seen one that features 5.1 sound for about that price, and it claims to be win 7 compatible. So, I might as well go for that. I've heard that currently 5.1 Realtek sound isn't supported properly in win 7 yet anyway. Right now I hear the odd pop and crackle for no reason. Apparently the new drivers clear this up to an extent, but I gather it's not really a fault in the Realtek drivers as it is that the chip isn't that suited for win 7. Or somethings. Well, apparently, if I managed to get the latest drivers installed, I'd have to figure out how to get that 5.1 happening. And, by the sounds of things, that's not so easy.

So... I might as well just stop at a shop and pick up something that will solve the problem for sure. I'm probably going to take more notice of what sound comes with motherboards in the future. But, that's something I won't be looking at until I need to.

Anyway, I probably shouldn't have much problem with the new PCI board, but I'll come back and report how things went. I'll most likely get it early next week. Till then, I'll be just on 2.0 ch poppy sound. But that's good enough.

Thanks again, Dwarf. Catch you around.
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15 Oct 2010   #705

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

What is the make and full model number of your motherboard? Although Realtek is one of the most common audio codecs installed on boards, there are others.
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15 Oct 2010   #706

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Dwarf,

Your post prompted me to have a look at the manual. Guess what? It's not Realtek. I was meant to be looking for C-Media 6501. I found some drivers, but they're not quite working properly because they only work with 2 channels and they cut the output quite a bit. And the custom config utility hangs Windows, I think. So, I'm just going to sit tight and replace things next week.

ASUS/C-Media aren't updating this driver for windows 7, so I don't think there's going to be a solution to this.

Oh, and to answer, my motherboard is an ASUS M2N-E SLI. See you, and thanks.
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25 Oct 2010   #707

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
Intel D925XCV audio drivers

The drivers work, got sound back on the old mb--thanks!!
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25 Oct 2010   #708

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

Question, when a new version is released it always seems to say "customizations" it never says it fixes anything anyone know where we can see whats new in the release?
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31 Oct 2010   #709

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Question, when a new version is released it always seems to say "customizations" it never says it fixes anything anyone know where we can see whats new in the release?
Hi Crispy,

I think you'll have to download aswell the "read me" .pdf provide next to the Version to grab...there's a part "history" of the driver....

Hope this help.
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05 Nov 2010   #710

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

November 5, 2010

R. 2.54 Released.
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