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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1361
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2,049
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    Thanks, Doogie. 8279 remains in place. Sounds fine to me.

    Cheers and have a nice weekend,
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #1362
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 983
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    Kind of weird how drivers can sound different when the only purpose of the drivers is to allow the OS to talk to the hardware since the sound should be what the hardware is supposed to sound like naturally and not change the acoustic properties. Speaking of which, I never knew SoundBlaster was also a software suite that can be used with non-Soundblaster hardware as seen here:
    OEM - Software Solutions - Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 for the OEM version
    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 Software Suite - Creative Labs (Software Store) for the Retail version
    Last edited by Almighty1; 2 Weeks Ago at 09:03.
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #1363
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,465
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    Kind of weird how drivers can sound different when the only purpose of the drivers is to allow the OS to talk to the hardware since the sound should be what the hardware is supposed to sound like naturally and not change the acoustic properties. Speaking of which, I never knew SoundBlaster was also a software suite that can be used with non-Soundblaster hardware as seen here:
    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 Software Suite - Creative Labs (Software Store)
    What about this part : You must have a valid Activation Key in order to install it. ?
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #1364

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    What about this part : You must have a valid Activation Key in order to install it. ?
    You get one at purchase of the software.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #1365
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,465
    W10 Insider + Linux

    6.0.1.8264 seems to be very noticeably quieter than rest of drivers.
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #1366
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit FCU

    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    Kind of weird how drivers can sound different when the only purpose of the drivers is to allow the OS to talk to the hardware since the sound should be what the hardware is supposed to sound like naturally and not change the acoustic properties. Speaking of which, I never knew SoundBlaster was also a software suite that can be used with non-Soundblaster hardware as seen here:
    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 Software Suite - Creative Labs (Software Store)
    So how does this work on top of the Realtek Audio Manager SW? Would this enable DD and DTS?
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #1367
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 anniversary

    Xi-Fi mb5 better MB3.Yes-it works on top Realtek Manager.Xi-Fi have external effects -surround,bass,crystalizer and another.Fine equalizer and more.Sound more better on Creative Xi-Fi with same chips Realtek.DD and DTS not works on Creative.Only few motherboard officialy supported Xi-Fi - Gigabyte Aourus example.In another motherboard need change XMB3HD.INF in Realtek packages and install it
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #1368
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 63
    Windows

    I apologize for butting in here uninvited, but I wonder: Do any of the drivers discussed here solve the annoying latency issues that many of us are seeing with RealTek hardware? You know, the cases where it takes a second or so for system sounds to play if the system has been doing something else before. Repeating the same action immediately then produces the sound immediately. I see this on a very-high performance system (Dell Precision P7720, 6th-generation Intel Xeon, etc., etc.), and it's driving me nuts. My 10+ years old M4500 plays sounds just fine with no delays, but this beast here does not. For what it's worth, my current driver version is 6.0.1.8237.

    And, yes, I looked at all the various guides I have seen floating around, and none of the suggested fixes solve the issue I have. Perhaps this is just something to complain to Dell about?
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #1369
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 20
    WIN10 LTSB, Linux

    I always chocked that up to Windows shutting the sound down to save power or something. Or the first sound played, filling a buffer or whatever. I started ticking the box in sound settings to "Play Windows Startup Sound" just so it would do the delayed sound and get it over with right away. Works for me.

    One thing I do though is stop Realtek stuff from starting at boot (via registry setting) and have never noticed any bad effects from doing so. Paste the following into text file and rename it whateveryoulike.reg, then double click them to use. Check your registry to make sure you have the same default value, it has changed over the years so in the future this may need 'adjustment'.

    Realtek Run.reg - Default: Start at boot:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "RTHDVCPL"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Realtek\\Audio\\HDA\\RtkNGUI64.exe\" -s"

    Realtek No Run.reg - Don't start with boot:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "RTHDVCPL"=-
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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #1370
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 1,704
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64

    8287 seems to have finally fixed the issue that I was having with streaming video where the audio would quickly begin to lose sync from the video, eventually lagging behind by almost 2 seconds.
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