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  1. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,205
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       6 Days Ago #1661

    Hi,

    It's a good sounding driver
    That's all I need to know. DLing it now.

    Cheers,
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  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10
       6 Days Ago #1662

    Showbiz said: View Post
    I'm giving up on this. Sounds seems to be working fine so I'll just run with it. I'm having the same issue with my display drivers.
    @CountMike, @f14tomcat et al

    I might help explain some things
    1. Realtek HD Audio device vs a Realtek Audio Codec
    The High Def (HD) audio standard requires both HD controllers and HD devices. The HD audio controller connects to the PCI bus. One or more HD audio devices will connect to the HD controller
    PCI Bus <====> HD audio controller <=====> one more HD audio devices

    • Starting with Win 8, MS includes a generic driver for the HD audio bus controller
    • Realtek (and other vendors) provide drivers for their HD audio devices that connect to an HD audio controller
    • Vendors may also provide their own driver for the controller but have rarely seen this occur

    The Realtek HD Audio device drivers are for their devices that connect to controllers. If you have HD audio, you can see device relationships on your own PC using Device Manager. Click View->Devices by Connection
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    Showbiz has a Realtek Audio Codec (its name first appeared when first posted the driver details snapshot). The codec is not an HD audio device. It would appear the codec works with / augments the onboard Intel SST audio . (Given the architecture, Hardware names and IDs I see from showbiz, i also don't believe showbiz's PC is HD audio.) You can find the Realtek relationship defined in showbiz's Speccy
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    @Showbiz
    You had problems installing the EXE file from Dell. The Dell EXE includes more then just the files needed for the driver (see below) If all is working now, leave it as is. Don't bother with the EXE
    2. The word "driver" is an ambiguous term
    It's commonly used by everyone to refer to the "driver package" as well as the "driver installation app". The "driver package" is the set of files needed to implement the h/w interface. The driver package always includes an INF file. The INF tells Windows how to install the driver files. Only the driver package files are saved in the Windows DriverStore.
    An EXE file is a driver installation app. It will always include the package but can also include software apps, it might provide the user a GUI interface, and more that wouldn't be in the package. Catalyst Control Center is an example of a s/w app that gets installed by the EXE along with the driver package. When uninstalling a driver, one should always first check Programs and Features because if the driver was installed by an EXE file, the vendor may have also provided an uninstaller for you.
    Last edited by ComputerGeek; 6 Days Ago at 00:09.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 58
    Windows 7 64-bit
       6 Days Ago #1663

    DooGie said: View Post
    Yes I noticed a post that version 6.0.1.8000 was out on another site. I finally couldn't resist and downloaded from Softpedia. It's a good sounding driver, it should be up on the Microsoft Update Catalog within a few days.
    Downloaded it too... I like it.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2,271
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.447)
       6 Days Ago #1664

    ComputerGeek said: View Post
    @CountMike, @f14tomcat et al

    I might help explain some things
    1. Realtek HD Audio device vs a Realtek Audio Codec
    The High Def (HD) audio standard requires both HD controllers and HD devices. The HD audio controller connects to the PCI bus. One or more HD audio devices will connect to the HD controller
    PCI Bus <====> HD audio controller <=====> one more HD audio devices

    • Starting with Win 8, MS includes a generic driver for the HD audio bus controller
    • Realtek (and other vendors) provide drivers for their HD audio devices that connect to an HD audio controller
    • Vendors may also provide their own driver for the controller but have rarely seen this occur

    The Realtek HD Audio device drivers are for their devices that connect to controllers. If you have HD audio, you can see device relationships on your own PC using Device Manager. Click View->Devices by Connection
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DevbyConnection.jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	33.8 KB 
ID:	111899

    Showbiz has a Realtek Audio Codec (its name first appeared when first posted the driver details snapshot). The codec is not an HD audio device. It would appear the codec works with / augments the onboard Intel SST audio . (Given the architecture, Hardware names and IDs I see from showbiz, i also don't believe showbiz's PC is HD audio.) You can find the Realtek relationship defined in showbiz's Speccy
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Speccy.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	81.7 KB 
ID:	111902
    @Showbiz
    You had problems installing the EXE file from Dell. The Dell EXE includes more then just the files needed for the driver (see below) If all is working now, leave it as is. Don't bother with the EXE
    2. The word "driver" is an ambiguous term
    It's commonly used by everyone to refer to the "driver package" as well as the "driver installation app". The "driver package" is the set of files needed to implement the h/w interface. The driver package always includes an INF file. The INF tells Windows how to install the driver files. Only the driver package files are saved in the Windows DriverStore.
    An EXE file is a driver installation app. It will always include the package but can also include software apps, it might provide the user a GUI interface, and more that wouldn't be in the package. Catalyst Control Center is an example of a s/w app that gets installed by the EXE along with the driver package. When uninstalling a driver, one should always first check Programs and Features because if the driver was installed by an EXE file, the vendor may have also provided an uninstaller for you.
    In the report I see Intel audio device (Intel Smart Sound), not Realtek. That's why the Realtek drivers doesn't work as expected. When in doubt, use Aida64 or Speccy to identify your hardware before downloading drivers. Of course you should uninstall any irrelevant driver before installing the correct one.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home
       6 Days Ago #1665

    I have Realtek Audio on my Dell 7559 which is supposed to be HD. When I install these drivers the Device Manager and elsewhere just say Realtek Audio.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Stockport UK
    Posts : 1,120
    Wndows 10 x64 Home
       6 Days Ago #1666

    Just to confuse things Microsoft have uploaded version 6.0.1.7993 to the Microsoft Update Catalog. Windows 64-bit only.

    Sort by Last updated or Version.

    Microsoft Update Catalog
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  7. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10
       6 Days Ago #1667

    spapakons said: View Post
    In the report I see Intel audio device (Intel Smart Sound), not Realtek. That's why the Realtek drivers doesn't work as expected.<snip>
    Too broad a statement. It's not true "Realtek drivers" don't work as expected. You have to look for the right Realtek driver.
    > "Realtek HD Audio" drivers won't work as expected
    > "Realtek Audio Codec" driver is what should work in this case
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  8. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10
       6 Days Ago #1668

    Summer Breeze said: View Post
    I have Realtek Audio on my Dell 7559 which is supposed to be HD. When I install these drivers the Device Manager and elsewhere just say Realtek Audio.
    The driver file may not say HD, but look at the device name in Device Manager. Does the device name say "Realtek HD Audio"?

    If not, in Device Manager, click View->Devices by connection. Then drill down to expand the ACPI devices and then PCI bus. Now look till you see your Realtek Audio device. Post a screenshot showing the audio device in question and the parent/child devices it connects to

    /* EDIT */
    In addition, when you post, please be more specific in giving the full computer model number. Is "Dell 7559" in fact the "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series 7559" as the site most certainly provides an HD Audio driver and I'd expect device names to state HD as well
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,499
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       6 Days Ago #1669

    DooGie said: View Post
    Just to confuse things Microsoft have uploaded version 6.0.1.7993 to the Microsoft Update Catalog. Windows 64-bit only.

    Sort by Last updated or Version.

    Microsoft Update Catalog
    Thank you. First post updated.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       6 Days Ago #1670

    Where can I get drivers for the ALC1150 codec on my Maximus VII Formula, please?
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