Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    21 Dec 2016 #1841

    DooGie said: View Post
    And this Mike


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    I got the MSI mobo around five years ago and the equaliser has never gone missing with any driver update.
    Realtec probably has something against Gigabyte, it seems that only Gigabyte doesn't get one. I tried to fool it so it thinks it's MSI but can't find that setting in driver's .ini files. I should cry discrimination on motherboard basis !!
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  2.    21 Dec 2016 #1842

    Ugh... I've had that issue before (I think closer to W7's launch maybe). I wish I remembered how to get it back, but I think it just was... use the latest drivers from the Realtek website and hope they do something about it. But even then it gets branded MSI (my board obviously). (Or maybe I did find a mod at some point, but after a lot of searching and I'm not sure it was working ideally.)
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       21 Dec 2016 #1843

    I can confirm that it is present in Asus (see my specs). Have a look in traditional Control Panel (search for it to see the shortcut). It is Realtek HD Audio Manager. If it is not installed automatically, download the ZIP version of the driver from Realtek's site, extract to a folder and then browse to find the appropriate Setup file. Run it to install the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home Build 15063.332
       21 Dec 2016 #1844

    spapakons said: View Post
    I can confirm that it is present in Asus (see my specs). Have a look in traditional Control Panel (search for it to see the shortcut). It is Realtek HD Audio Manager. If it is not installed automatically, download the ZIP version of the driver from Realtek's site, extract to a folder and then browse to find the appropriate Setup file. Run it to install the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
    I'm pleased you posted that spapakons . The only time I've had that problem is with the latest build 8018. I installed it from the .cab file from MUC and had no Realtek HD Audio Manager in the System Tray or in the Control Panel. I had a look at Autoruns and there was no mention of it there either. Uninstalled using Programs and Features and downloaded the full Realtek package from Softpedia. Again no Audio Manager, uninstalled again and reinstalled build 8004 from the .cab file. Success the HD Audio manager was back, unpacked the .cab file for build 8018 and updated the driver through Device Manager, this time the Audio Manager was still there. A lot of messing about though
    @CountMike , Despite what you say about not hearing a differnce between the last 20 releases there are definitely quite major differences to my ears. Build 8018 is a totally different animal compared to the coarse sounding build 8010.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       21 Dec 2016 #1845

    To verify the quality between versions is improved (and not a placebo effect), you must setup two identical PCs and have an A-B comparison with high quality speakers. Again you should have trained ears (musician, singer or other audio professional) to hear any difference. Unless the sound of previous releases was less-than-perfect and in the newer version the bugs have been fixed.
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  6.    21 Dec 2016 #1846

    Hi,

    musician, singer or other audio professional
    I agree on the trained ears part but musicians don't listen to music in the same way an audiophile would.

    Cheers,
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home Build 15063.332
       21 Dec 2016 #1847

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    I agree on the trained ears part but musicians don't listen to music in the same way an audiophile would.

    Cheers,
    Totally agree with that Frank. Around 40 years ago I regularly played with two bands then gave that up and worked as a sound engineer for another two bands. However I'm also into Hi-Fi and the way you listen to music at home is a world apart from live music.
    I was at a Rodrigo and Gabriella gig and the sound was really good, then I got to thinking would I like listening to this at home and the answer was no
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  8.    21 Dec 2016 #1848

    Jgr9 said: View Post
    You still haven't stated what that is other than going back to an older Windows build (or "Go back where you came from - the mod thread."). I came here asking if anyone here might know of another solution or fix with this build. That is why I came here. Going back to an old build is the "I'm a banana snowflake" answer, and even worse if this isn't working by the time RS2 is released to the public in March.
    this is why i stopped answering you, all you want to do is argue, there is a fix, and it works very well, maybe you should be out researching it instead of picking fights here. I doubt it will have any trouble with RS2 because as of now it works with the current windows insider build
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  9.    21 Dec 2016 #1849

    Hi,

    DooGie said: View Post
    Totally agree with that Frank. Around 40 years ago I regularly played with two bands then gave that up and worked as a sound engineer for another two bands. However I'm also into Hi-Fi and the way you listen to music at home is a world apart from live music.
    I was at a Rodrigo and Gabriella gig and the sound was really good, then I got to thinking would I like listening to this at home and the answer was no
    Great ! We really should have a chat on that some day in the "Chill out room" perhaps.

    Enjoy the music,
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  10.    21 Dec 2016 #1850

    DooGie said: View Post
    I'm pleased you posted that spapakons . The only time I've had that problem is with the latest build 8018. I installed it from the .cab file from MUC and had no Realtek HD Audio Manager in the System Tray or in the Control Panel. I had a look at Autoruns and there was no mention of it there either. Uninstalled using Programs and Features and downloaded the full Realtek package from Softpedia. Again no Audio Manager, uninstalled again and reinstalled build 8004 from the .cab file. Success the HD Audio manager was back, unpacked the .cab file for build 8018 and updated the driver through Device Manager, this time the Audio Manager was still there. A lot of messing about though
    @CountMike , Despite what you say about not hearing a differnce between the last 20 releases there are definitely quite major differences to my ears. Build 8018 is a totally different animal compared to the coarse sounding build 8010.
    doogie thats because realtek releases updates and full releases, only they dont bother to differentiate which is which

    I found that out long ago after losing the realtek equalizer presets. I tried 13 different realtek drivers which were made for my system and nothing changed, finally I called dell corporate offices, they directed me to a driver from 2015 and suddenly they were back, I asked the technician why does dell release other drivers if they are flawed like that and he explained the difference between comprehensive installation drivers and periodic driver updates

    CountMike, this is most likely the solution to your issue as well. go back to the original stock driver that your system came with, that should restore your equalizer, then update the driver with the newest update with device manager
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