Hi all! Really nice thread, it helps me a lot to keep my audio device updated.
That said, i have this a problem with Realtek audio and maybe you can help me. The thing is i can listen in stereo and 5.1, no problem, but with a little "sshhh" on the back. For example when i click on the volume icon, i hear de default "ding" sound but with that "sshhh".. like: "dingggg....sssssshhuuuu".
The only think i can do is, whenever i restart my computer, i desable the realtek on System/Device Administator and rightafter i enable it again. Problem solved, no "shhh" thing, but its not the real answer. So it has to be something involving drivers... I use the latest: 126.96.36.19928, any clue??
Thanks in advance!!
Probably related to the drivers power management which will exist in all driver versions as it's a feature, see this:
Fix for Realtek sound popping and/or high pitched tone/squeal | NotebookReview
I downloaded and extracted this one and the same thing happened as last time, Windows wouldn't install it because it says I have the best one which is the one on the Realtek site, R2.79. Why aren't these updates appearing on the Realtek site? Are they still sort of betas?
Build 7629 WHQL of the Realtek HD drivers released today.
username : spcust
password : hwwk758z
Right click Start -> Programs and Features, select Realtek HD Audio, Uninstall but do not reboot. then run the setup.exe for the one you want to install and it should work. Then the next time, just run the setup.exe program and it should do the install fine.
These updates are appearing on the Realtek site as it's on the ftp (file transfer protocol) site which is like copying a file and does not require html skills. Updating the website takes work and with the frequent updates, it's can be hard work which can be bad if they mess up the website resulting in giving the company a bad image as people might think it is hacked and maybe they have a extremely lazy webmaster for all we know. The WHQL are stabled released versions while there are beta non-WHQL versions. Release version is up to 188.8.131.5229 while Beta version is up to 184.108.40.20633 with the latest beta being in the ftp://ftp3.realtek.com.tw/RealtekHDA...ers/Vista-Beta using the same login/password combo above.
Version 220.127.116.1129 WHQL available from Microsoft Update Catalog so it's in sync with the ftp server:
Credits to @erpster4 and another one for @Brink to update in the main post.
Last edited by Almighty1; 13 Oct 2015 at 17:50.
I manually update to version 18.104.22.16829, few hours later MS want to update the driver (no idea which version it proposes) but fails with the error "Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Audio Device, Other hardware - Realtek High Definition Audio - Error 0x8007010". The strange thing is I setup my Windows 10 to ignore automatically update the drivers.
Somebody must clear out the process. It is full of contradictions.