Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003)

Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003)

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 74 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    R2.74
  • Total Downloads:
    4,207,862
  • Date Added:
    May 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    30.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,415
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Finally! The right one!"

April 04, 2013  |  By TreknologyNet

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.70

Pros

The download was simple enough, and the installation proceeded without issue It installed the driver and the tray icon so that it can be configured properly. Unfortunately the MoBo in question has turned out to be dodgy, so I may not be re-using this driver.

Cons

Realtek Drivers only list themselves in Windows as AC'97 Media Controller, and there are so many of these with different numbers that it takes a huge amount of research to find the correct numbered driver. Fortunately, I hit it first time.

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3 stars

"Hmmm...It's usablem, but it's NOT the best."

December 12, 2012  |  By OxydeG27

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.70

Pros

It's necessary for sound output if you don't have a sound driver already, plus it's free.

Cons

The developpers emoved features that were in the 97' Audio Codec.
Which is sad because the HD codec for Vista/7/8 HAVE THE FEATURES...

While the 2000/XP/2003 versions...

do not have?

I am not very happy.

Summary

They've cut out many of the features that the AC'97 Audio Codecs has, which is a shame... And as for the reason why I'm not using the AC'97 but this one, it's mainly because they've stopped providing firmware updates... So much for stability and security maintenance. That last update was like...*checks website* 2008/10/1... ...oh my god. The HQ Audio Codec has its last update this year (2012/6/22)...why, just why!?!

I really enjoyed the equalizers, the virtualizer and the pitch changer though...I wish that they didn't removed them in this version.

BTW I didn't compared the frequency output between the 97' and the HQ, because it is a hassle to install inbetween the drivers(unlike programs, you have to REBOOT and UNINSTALL)...If there is any noticeable degradation in sound quality, please tell. What I got from Wikipedia was that the HQ one had more channels thus making the sound quality better than the 97'... in theory. But is there any physical noticeable difference in the sound quality?

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4 stars

"Very good!"

November 29, 2012  |  By twinreg1

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.68

Pros

Performed very well

Cons

no problems with this d/l.

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5 stars

"My sound didn't work until I downloaded Realtek."

August 18, 2012  |  By tzinn2

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.68

Pros

Works great. Installs easily.

Cons

None I can think of at this time.

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5 stars

"it works really good"

June 13, 2012  |  By galax12

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.68

Pros

required for the sound

Cons

none,, in my experience

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5 stars

".........."

June 12, 2012  |  By ivansandev

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.68

Pros

..........

Cons

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4 stars

"Works really good."

May 29, 2012  |  By mightyh

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.68

Pros

Required for my PC.

Cons

None that I have encountered.

Summary

Much needed for sound.

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4 stars

"this has been a good service"

April 23, 2012  |  By robboharcourt

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.68

Pros

never had a problem

Cons

cant think of any

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5 stars

"Best Sound Management System I have had, So far."

March 10, 2012  |  By Quester55

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.58

Pros

This program has All of the Bells & whistles With Easy to understand Settings. Have been using for over a week & just love the easy Settings. Even the Sound effects work better than most programs I've tried in the past.

Cons

None, So Far.

Summary

Would be willing to Purchase this Program, if the Price Fits my Budget.
In fact, I'll be trying this program out on my 2 New builds this week. And will be telling my friends about it as well.
Thank-You C/NET.

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1 stars

"This file is corrupt"

September 05, 2011  |  By kiwiclive

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows 2000/XP/2003) 2.58

Pros

File corrupt

Cons

file corrupt

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version R2.74
Version R2.74 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Realtek Semiconductor
Publisher web site http://www.realtek.com.tw
Release Date May 14, 2014
Date Added May 15, 2014
Version R2.74
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Audio Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 2003 32-bit, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 2003 64-bit, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30.5MB
File Name WDM_R274.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,207,862
Downloads Last Week 5,415
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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