Going to the Asus drivers page for my Mobo it provides the old Realtek driver and not VIA.
however, just to be sure, I followed the instructions on Via HD Audio stopped working after Win10 Anniversary Update (VDeck.exe)
and forced the VIA HD driver as explained there. Windows wouldnt accept this driver and stopped showing the HDMI connection in the playback devices and showed it was not working in device manager
so at this point neither work to be honest...
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As CountMike stated it seems your PC has a VIA soundchip and not a Realtek one.
Your System Specs says your OS Win 10 64 bit, if so the Realtek driver should create a Realtek directory in the Program Files directory and Program Files (x86).
To me it looks like the Realtek installer isn't installing correctly as there is no Realtek device on your PC but it should have warned you that there was No Compatible Device Found.
Last edited by DooGie; 13 Oct 2016 at 14:43.
I went over to the Asus support page to double check and indeed they offer the VIA driver (up to Win8.1) and not Realtek like I remembered (must have add my Mobos mixed up).
So not sure where this leaves me. I guess Im in the wrong thread after all
Unfortunately, the newest VIA driver isnt proving much salvation either so im starting to feel a bit stuck...
Thanks for all the help so far.
poeticGeek have you tried installing the Win 8.1 version? It may work.
Also have a read of these Windows 10 - VIA HD Audio driver fix : windows
Last edited by DooGie; 13 Oct 2016 at 15:30.
when installed with the setup program it doesnt change from the generic MS driver and trying manually shows the device isnt working (after restart) in the device manager.
the issue is that most people online complain about no sound at all with the anniversary update. That hasnt been my problem, it works fine with the generic MS driver. Im just not getting surround sound through the HDMI cable connected to my receiver. For me thats a blocker coz thats why I built this PC for in the first place, to enjoy with my HT system
i saw that some of the ppl on reddit complained about the same issue as mine but havent seen anyone who solved it.
Sound thru HDMI is not coming from CODEC chip that's apparently VIA in your case. It's digital sound transmitted from your graphic card.
CODEC chip (COderDECoder) on MB which transcodes analog to digital to analog sound (in your case VIA corporation made it, not Realtek).
HDMI is purely digital and is decoded only at the end where speakers are like in monitor, TV or decoder/amplifier or connected thru fiber optic cable or SP/Dif on MB or sound card.