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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

    Latest Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs
    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version-logo.jpg

    Note   Note
    RELEASE DATE: September 2nd 2014
    DRIVER VERSION: ??
    Driver Version in Device Manager: 6.0.1.7334

    Download at: Microsoft Update Catalog

    Update Details: Microsoft Update Catalog




    Note   Note
    RELEASE DATE: May 21st 2014
    DRIVER VERSION: R 2.75
    Driver Version in Device Manager: 6.0.1.7246


    High Definition Audio Codecs: Driver Download Site

    OR

    High Definition Audio Codecs: Driver Download Site


    Update Add/Fix History:


    Driver Updates:
    • Customizations.
    Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 WHQL Supported Models:
    (WHQL = Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing)
    ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VD, ALC867, ALC900, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC668, ALC670, ALC671, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC221, ALC231, ALC233, ALC235, ALC255, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276, ALC280, ALC282, ALC283, ALC284, ALC286, ALC290, ALC292, ALC383





    Tip   Tip

    • You will need to have cookies enabled, check the accept box, click Next, and click on the High Definition Audio Codecs (Software) link before it will take you to the actual Realtek HD audio driver download page.
    • You can download a ZIP version or the EXE version of the driver.
    • When the driver installation is complete, you will need to set your audio settings again in the Realtek HD Audio Manager in the Control Panel (Classic View).
    • Some OEM computers will have a custom version of the Realtek HD Audio Manager with the OEM manufacturer's name included instead. For example it may be named "Acer [Realtek] HD Audio Manager" instead for the OEM Acer.

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    About Those realtek drivers

    When your downloading these, are you downloading the zipped versions or the .exe versions? or does it make much of a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBurchnall View Post
    When your downloading these, are you downloading the zipped versions or the .exe versions? or does it make much of a difference?
    Hi WBurchnall,

    It doesn't make much difference. They're the same driver. It's just easier to download and save the .EXE then run it, than to download and save the .ZIP then unzip the .ZIP then run the Setup.EXE or do a manual install. (For me anyway) The .ZIP is mostly for people that want a smaller download and have trouble with the .EXE installing. Pretty much whatever your preference.

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    Re: New Realtek HD audio driver update

    I currently have the latest driver 1.71 for your codec in my system. I have a BFG 680i motherboard with your hardware built in.

    There is NO way the system detects the headphones when they get plugged in. It only detects the system as 7.1 speakers.So the system only works as a 7.1 and not as a 5.1+2. There are occasions where i need to shut my speakers off and listen solely via the headphones to not disturb the people but there is no way i can make vista output stereo 2.0 via the side speaker plugs like in XP.

    In windows xp (which I dual boot on the smae machine) i can successfully select the headphones and hear stereo via the +2 channels.On recent changes I was unable to select them both at the same time, but that is not a big deal.

    Supposedly this system is 7.1+2 and i need the +2 in order to set up the headphones for play with the headset.

    I hope I am clear about the situation.

    Thank you

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    Re: New Realtek HD audio driver update

    Hi Highlander,

    The speaker configuration should not affect the headphones.

    Try this out:
    1. Open Control Panel. (Classic View)
    2. Click on Realtek HD Audio Manager icon.
    3. Click Device advanced settings in upper right corner.
    4. Check (dot) Mute the rear output device, when a front headphone is plugged in.
    5. Click Ok.

    You should now get a pop-up when you plug in your headphone. Just select headphone and click ok. You should now hear sound only through your headphone when you plug it in.

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    Re: New Realtek HD audio driver update

    The headphones are NOT connected to the front panel.. but the back panel.

    my back pannel has 6 slots
    1 MIC
    1 Front
    1 REAR
    1 Center/Sub
    1 Side/headphone
    1 Line In

    On xp.. i connect my headphones to the side speakers and they get detected as headphones when i plug them in and then i get the choice on control panel. On vista.. there is no detection perse... it just says... something has been plugged.

    Ideas?

    One more thing.. on my advanced settings.. I do not have that option.

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    Re: New Realtek HD audio driver update

    Highlander,

    You might try plugging them into your front panel for a test.

    When it says "something has been plugged..", do you have a list where you can select headphones? (See screenshot below)

    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version-connected.jpg

    On your speakers:

    Do the speakers require any drivers for themselves, or do they just plug into the jacks?

    Do you have a relay cable connected from your computer's back panel microphone input to the speaker connection for the speaker's side microphone input?

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    Re: New Realtek HD audio driver update

    sadly i dont have that list.. I wish i had...

    And.. i do not have a front panel audio jack.

    Thanks for the responses...

    I think if there is a way to get that list to pop up i will solve my issue.

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    Re: New Realtek HD audio driver update

    Well Highlander,

    That would explain why you do not have the "mute rear when front is plugged in" option.

    Have you tried plugging the headphone directly into the back of the computer instead of the speaker? Did you have a connection for the back panel headphone input to the speaker for it's headphone connection?

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    Re: New Realtek HD audio driver update

    So I just recently got Home Premium x64 and I am considering partitioning my HD so I can have XP32 bit home on most of it. Main reason is right now Vista is pissing me off. One main problem with audio is that my drivers are working fine but I can't open up the Sound effect manager or any manager besides Vista's audio which sucks. So if anyone else has had the problem that when they double click the application in the installshield folder inside of Realtek then please let me know. Also, is there any patch to allow for multiple streams of audio at once, if not then Microsoft are idiots. I say this because they are promoting vista for gamers yet being a gamer I know that having only one audio stream is just not going to work. My problem is, say I am gaming and using my 2.1 speakers, well my roommate comes in and says turn that down I need to study or what not. To turn it down I have to go alt-tab out of my game, go into Vistas stupid audio setup and change from speakers to headphones as default device. Does anyone else find this incredibly annoying? Anyways, I was wondering if anyone else is having trouble opening up their Realtek Sound Manager in Vista x64. I double click the .exe and nothing happens. If your wondering I do have the latest R1.71 driver and the Asus M2n32-SLi Premium Vista Edition mobo. Also I forgot to mention, my Headset which is a Sennheiser from maybe about 3 or 4 years ago works fine in XP and even in CS Source on Vista x64. Only problem is the Mic volume is really low and I can't use it in Ventrilo or even Microsoft Sound Recorder. In order to get any sound from my mic I have to yell when setting up the microphone through vista. As I said though it works perfectly fine in CS Source on x64 and works fine in every sense on XP 32. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

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