Help needed with audio drivers.


SlackBabbath

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I have MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wifi motherboard. MSI has only A-Volute/Nahimic crapware which I'm going to avoid to the end so I was hoping there's some other way to get Realtek drivers. The mobo supports ALC1220 driver but such driver is not available on Realtek website. I tried to download 64bit driver for W10 but due to the extremely low dl speed (15 to 20kbps) I canceled downloading. Atm I'm using Windows' generic sound driver. All help and ideas are very welcome.

PS: Why Realtek offers 5 years old drivers?
 
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You'll probably get better help on Windows 10 Forums as it has a dedicated Sound & Audio section.

Are you using UAD/DCH drivers?

Have a read through the following threads, but in particular, the last few posts, as new MSI drivers have recently been posted.

 

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I'm with @MadScientist on this one, based on my own experiences with Asrock B550 Extreme4. I also started a TF Thread called

Realtek Audio Console REQUIRES a Realtek HD (UAD) Driver!!​

This remains a topic of ongoing activity and concern.

Let me ask the readers: do you want me to update and post that thread for Windows 11 here at ElevenForum under this forum (device drivers) because we don't (yet) have a Sound and Audio forum?

Thanks,
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Let me ask the readers: do you want me to update and post that thread for Windows 11 here at ElevenForum under this forum (device drivers) because we don't (yet) have a Sound and Audio forum?
I would be glad to have such a thread, I have a Z270 Taichi motherboard from Asrock and Windows 11,( though unsupported CPU) and I don't have any options in audio settings to control bass etc of my 2.1 speaker-system. I would appreciate such a thread or a tutorial to install/update Realtek drivers !
 

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I'm with @MadScientist on this one, based on my own experiences with Asrock B550 Extreme4. I also started a TF Thread called

Realtek Audio Console REQUIRES a Realtek HD (UAD) Driver!!​

This remains a topic of ongoing activity and concern.

Let me ask the readers: do you want me to update and post that thread for Windows 11 here at ElevenForum under this forum (device drivers) because we don't (yet) have a Sound and Audio forum?

Thanks,
--Ed--
Yes, I'd like to see that, Ed. I'd also like to see a Sound & Audio section on this forum.
I often refer to the Windows 10 Forum sound and audio threads.
 

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@Stigg: thanks for the feedback. I'll put one together as soon as I have some "free time" (probably, this weekend, is what that means -- depending on what "The Boss" puts on my honey-do list). Thanks again,
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I have the X570 Godlike. Do you want RealTek at all? I've been letting Windows install the RealTek drivers it needs for audio, and using DTS:X 2 (through my SteelSeries headphones) or Atmos for pretty much everything, and Nahimic is no longer on my system.

MSI hasn't posted anytyhing newer than 9057 for the RealTek, and I got tired of updating nearly every week - last clean install I just didn't install it, and Windows handled it (and still does) like a charm, for a chance.
 

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@johnlgalt: the French website Station Drivers does the best job of keeping up with leading-edge drivers of any site I know. They've got MSI drivers up through v9326.1. Cant see specific mention of Nahimic stuff, though...
HTH,
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Add me in for a dedicated Sound and Audio section here.

Anyway, Gigabyte did post Windows 11 drivers for my Gigabyte Z390 board, on Oct 5, 2021. Installed driver date is listed as 8/17/2021

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