Nov 13, 2014

How to Get The Latest Realtek Audio Drivers




Realtek is the most popular Audio devices for both laptop and desktop, the audio drivers pre-installed or provided by your computers manufacturer could be outdated. Installing the latest audio driver could increase your audio experience, here is how to download and install it.

First here is the direct link to the download page, (Version R2.75)
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
 if the URL changes refer to the instruction below

1. Go to Realtek Download Site : http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/
2. Now click on the Computer Peripheral ICs - PC Audio Codecs - High Definition Audio Codecs - Software.

3. Now you  will see "High Definition Audio Codec Term and Agreement", Click accept to and Next continue to continue to the download page.

4. Then on the download page you will see the latest drivers available, There are 2 type of driver packages you can choose which are:
  • executable file : Easy installation package, just download and double click to install.
  • ZIP File : Compressed driver package, require extraction before installation.
5. Select the driver base on your operating system.  To start download select one of the available download server from the left panel (US3, CN, US2 etc).
You might see a pop-up windows after clicking the download server link.

6. Other packages provided:
  • ATI HDMI Audio devices normally require by computers which uses ATI graphics.
  • 3D SorroundBack Beta : (Realtek 3D SoundBack restores audio effects, including surround sound, reverberation, and spatial effects, for legacy game titles when running on Windows Vista.).
You might see AC 97 audio codecs above the High definition audio codec, hoose Ac 97 if you know your computer uses AC 97. If not just use High definition Audio Codecs which from my experience always work with all laptops which uses Realtek Audio.

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