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  1.    15 Sep 2016 #1101
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    Win10 1607

    Quote Originally Posted by Kol12 View Post
    I've got Realtek Digital outputs listed under Inputs and Outputs but apparently with Microsoft drivers. Doesn't make any sense, I would think that the Realtek should be driving everything.

    I don't think MS have been able to find anything for the M-Audio card, even M-Audio doesn't have a Win 10 driver for this card, it's probably getting too old and unsupported.

    Many win7 Drivers work in 10 too , for me anyway , maybe win 8 ones too? but I never had Win8 so not sure...

    I don't understand it either but everyone's Audio inputs and outputs is like yours so don't lose sleep over it....

    KB
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  2.    15 Sep 2016 #1102
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    I installed as old as Vista_Win7_R249 drivers and they worked.
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  3.    15 Sep 2016 #1103
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    Windows 10 64 bit, 1703

    Quote Originally Posted by Kbird View Post
    Many win7 Drivers work in 10 too , for me anyway , maybe win 8 ones too? but I never had Win8 so not sure...

    I don't understand it either but everyone's Audio inputs and outputs is like yours so don't lose sleep over it....

    KB
    Oh well that's good to know.

    Driver's for the M-Audio 2496 (my card) only go back to Win 7 SP1. It seems kinda silly but I recall reading about someone finding something malicious in the legacy drivers so I became paranoid.

    I'm considering looking for a new Audio Interface.

    I think the Realtek ALC892 is a quite a quality chip...
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  4.    15 Sep 2016 #1104
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    Windows 10 64 bit, 1703

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I installed as old as Vista_Win7_R249 drivers and they worked.
    Realtek drivers? Is there any security risk in older drivers?
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  5.    15 Sep 2016 #1105
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    Win10 1607

    Quote Originally Posted by Kol12 View Post
    Oh well that's good to know.

    Driver's for the M-Audio 2496 (my card) only go back to Win 7 SP1. It seems kinda silly but I recall reading about someone finding something malicious in the legacy drivers so I became paranoid.

    I'm considering looking for a new Audio Interface.

    I think the Realtek ALC892 is a quite a quality chip...
    Quote Originally Posted by Kol12 View Post
    Realtek drivers? Is there any security risk in older drivers?


    Not that I ever heard about , but why would you buy a new soundcard if you have the onboard Realtek ? they are very good on modern boards.....either it or the M-Audio should be disabled ( or remove the M-Audio)

    >
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  6.    15 Sep 2016 #1106
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    Windows 10 64 bit, 1703

    Quote Originally Posted by Kbird View Post
    Not that I ever heard about , but why would you buy a new soundcard if you have the onboard Realtek ? they are very good on modern boards.....either it or the M-Audio should be disabled ( or remove the M-Audio)

    >
    If I decide to get into audio recording I'll probably want a dedicated Audio Interface which would bypass the onboard chip.

    Yes onboard Realtek is very good now, my mobo has an onboard amplifier as well but I can't find any specs on it. I was thinking about using a headphone amplifier but I don't how much better one would be than the onboard one.
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  7.    17 Sep 2016 #1107
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    Stockport UK
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1703

    Drivers version 6.0.1.7930 and 6.0.1.7933 are now available from the Microsoft Update catalog.

    6.0.1.7930

    Microsoft Update Catalog


    6.0.1.7933

    Microsoft Update Catalog
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  8.    17 Sep 2016 #1108
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
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    Thank you DooGie. First post updated.
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  9.    17 Sep 2016 #1109
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Stockport UK
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1703

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Just installed 7933 and works good, seems like sound is louder at same settings. One anomaly though, if I set listening to Line In in both, Sound in control panel and in Realtek HD panel I get that sound twice with slight delay on one of them.
    It took me a while of listening before I could decide on this version Mike. After a while I decided I like the sound. It's definitely not as smooth sounding as previous releases but has a lot of detail.
    Not made my mind up yet.


    UPDATE

    Yes Mike they are good

    However I use them differently to you. For listening to MP3s I use the Realtek drivers and foobar, for gaming I use a Corsair Void Headset with inbuilt soundchip and when using Skype I use the Realtek drivers for the output sond and the inbuilt webcam mic for the speech.
    Last edited by DooGie; 17 Sep 2016 at 17:03.
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  10.    17 Sep 2016 #1110
    Join Date : Sep 2016
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    Windows 10 64-bit

    I installed 7933 the other day and I love it.
    On my system it sounds great.
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