Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version


  1. Posts : 538
    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.167
       07 Apr 2018 #2201

    asturias7 said: View Post
    Good luck waiting for Realtek to provide weekly updates... they only provide major updates every 6 months+ to a year or so.

    Well maybe I'll have to give them a call and complain about that.
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       07 Apr 2018 #2202

    tomseys said: View Post
    Well maybe I'll have to give them a call and complain about that.
    The best of luck with that venture :)
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  3. Posts : 538
    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.167
       07 Apr 2018 #2203

    DooGie said: View Post
    The best of luck with that venture :)

    Thanks DooGie.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       08 Apr 2018 #2204

    I'm on the 8403 from a few weeks back. So I can't upgrade to this more recent one because my ID for it is dev_0900?
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    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.167
       09 Apr 2018 #2205

    Okay so I believe i have identified my HP audio control app, I guess a/k/a the Realtek HD Audio Manager, as this 9 MB file here in the Realtek folder (at that time sitting in a flash drive):

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    If I delete that from the folder, the Realtek driver still seems to work, its just the HP audio control is gone, and I only have the basic driver properties thing to play with, which offers no enhancements or equalizing (which I don't mind).

    If I were to update to a new driver (after having deleted the file from old driver) that will be automatically found If I let the computer search online for it, the new driver will have the HP audio control again. It's like it finds a driver that is just like this one that has this app but a little more newer.

    When I tried to update to the absolute newest driver using cab file, this also worked with the HP audio control panel. But I hadn't deleted it from the older driver yet.... did it simply grab that from the older driver? How did this new driver find the HP audio control panel?

    If i did the same but deleted the HP audio control file first before updating, do you think it might offer a different audio manager or none at all?

    Also, could I delete this file and replace it with another that is a different or a more generic Realtec audio manager and would it work?
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  6.    10 Apr 2018 #2206

    Which one are you guys using? 24-bit, 48KHz or 192KHz or?
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  7.    10 Apr 2018 #2207

    24-bit, 48KHz. 192khz is waste of cpu cycles.
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  8.    10 Apr 2018 #2208

    khanmein said: View Post
    Which one are you guys using? 24-bit, 48KHz or 192KHz or?
    24-bit, as never saw any reason whatsoever to use 16-bit; and 48KHz, since it's slightly better than 44.1, and as khanmein said 192 is quite a waste, but in the distant past when I once tried it a game or two did not like it and caused crashes.
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  9.    10 Apr 2018 #2209

    16 bit, 44100. Any more is a pointless waste of resources unless you're doing recording/mixing/mastering of music or something...and even then once it's mastered, I save it as 16/44100.

    You can not hear the difference in 16/44.1 and 24/48....at all. Period. I don't care if you're Superman. You can't. Also, almost everything you play back is only 16/44.1 audio to begin with, and setting your sound card higher will not result in any improvement to it. So unless you're playing a 24 bit, 48000 file to begin with, it is 100% pointless setting your sound card higher, and even if it is 24 bit, 48000 audio with the sound card set the same, I will bet my left one you can not tell the difference from 16/44.1.
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  10.    10 Apr 2018 #2210

    @boombastik , @IntelliMoo, & @Quexos Thanks for the feedback.
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