Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit)

Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit)

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.53
  • Total Downloads:
    945,721
  • Date Added:
    October 12, 2010
  • File Size:
    119.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,289
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 7 64-bit/Vista 64-bit
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5 stars

"REALTEK HD AUDIO WIN7 X64 v2.75"

May 28, 2014  |  By johnniedoo

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 64-bit) R2.75

Pros

I go directly to the Realtek site when I see these updates. I have Gigabyte boards which employ the Realtek set up and are still back on 2.71r or 2.73r. I try to keep the drivers, at least , updated. One board is 890fxa ud5 and the other is 990fxa ud3, both have the same alc889 but the 990 has a far more extensive dobly pc ht interface. i download the exact same thing from realtek but the 2 boards have 2 separate and different dolby set ups and functions. peecee4 drivers get installed in the 990 but not the 890.
I have not had any real issues with any of the drivers or updates going back to 2.60 in these boards. So,the updates are just for routine updating. i can always roll back easy enough. they installs are 2 part and totally automatic.
only troubles i had is then the installer uninstalled in part 1, and blue screened or failed to successfully reboot after the uninstall part. not with this latest (2.75 version) on either machine. so far , so good. but no changes, good or bad.

Cons

Not any in version 2.75 from realtek link. I see some reports of added software and junk being installed. I never have the issue. i just get the installer package from the realtek site and it takes care of the uninstall-reboot, install-reboot and the change is done. nothing else but drivers and software updates .the process has been very smooth and easy since v2.71. i am not sure bout the download.com and /or what they tack on and whether an opt out dialogue box is added. I do not use that method anymore. only a direct realtek site download. easy enough to find and accomplish, and have been safe and clean for years

Summary

All my comments are contained in the above pro and con boxes. Not much more to add. I stopped using any download . com downloads due to the junk additions , whether an opt out choice is made available or not. i do not like the safe download thing, small download.com downloader that then takes care of the download and security and virus scanning as well as adding additional software to the download and install process.

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4 stars

"Does the trick"

May 04, 2014  |  By jswanitz

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 64-bit) R2.73

Pros

Needed audio driver with EQ for Windows 8.1
Does what I needed it to do, and audio is great

Cons

None that I can see

Summary

Simple, effective, small driver download for HD audio

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4 stars

"It works ok for me"

June 29, 2013  |  By kingbed42

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 64-bit) 2.71

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

none that I know of

Summary

It made my speakers a little louder

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1 stars

"Total Waste of Time"

February 08, 2013  |  By 58-Hippie

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit) 2.68

Pros

None that I can see.

Cons

Installs junk software and alters browser home pages... and DOES NOT update the Codec or the Audio Software.

Summary

I'm currently using the Realtek HD Audio Manager... 6.0.1.5864 ... Audio Codec: ALC889A ... Direct X 11.0 .... It seems to be buggy now, after some recent system changes, so I thought I'd update it (the original install is from Nov-2009). I'm running MSW Vista Biz 64, so this looked like the answer. Despite the bad reviews I thought I knew better. I'm no PC Genius, but I'm smarter than the average bear (I've built or rebuilt at least 8 PC's since 1992). I'm convinced that this really is a total waste of time, and that this is just junk software.

Updated on Feb 8, 2013

Update... a few hours later.

The Realtek Semiconductor Corp. web got me an update to v6.0.1.6662.... I have yet to see if this will help (one display bug still exists for the MSW Volume Control window).

If this site allows links... for the Realtek ALC889A codec... try starting with:
http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=28&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=173

My MB is a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H ... running an AMD Phenom X4 9750 Quad-Core Processor ... 4GB RAM

Have Fun! ... Happy Computing!

:-)

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1 stars

"Waste of time"

January 24, 2013  |  By ven73

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit) 2.68

Pros

Gives you the driver

Cons

Does not give you the codec.

Summary

Downloaded this for the actual Utility tool except all it gives is a bloody driver. Waste of time.

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3 stars

"Not much difference...."

September 25, 2012  |  By radion001

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit) 2.68

Pros

Cant really see any change to mention

Cons

I downloaded it to update drivers and get rid of this stupid buzzing which crashes my computer, it didn't do anything to help really

Summary

Was it really worth updating these drivers????

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3 stars

"never changed anything I could notice"

August 09, 2012  |  By lilmoya47

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit) 2.68

Pros

everything still the same

Cons

Still can't play music in chat rooms

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4 stars

"I was looking for it"

December 13, 2011  |  By Dario_Landi

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit) 2.65

Pros

fixed a conflict with Empire Total War

Cons

I found none

Summary

Just what I needed to fix my problem with total war

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5 stars

"Nice upgrade."

November 12, 2011  |  By ronrwr26

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit) 2.65

Pros

Download from CNET was easy and went well. Installation of the upgrade worked fine. At start of install a dialog tells you there will be 2 reboots. I had to reboot 3 times... no problem. The improvement in sound quality is noticeable. Be sure to take the time to check all the SETTINGS incorporated into this new package. Quite a few nice additions there.

Cons

None. Nice improvement all around.

Summary

It's worth taking the time to download and install this new package. Thanks CNET and Realtek!

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4 stars

"This seems to work very well-HD audio sounds better."

October 17, 2011  |  By Boscoleary

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 64-bit) 2.65

Pros

easy download and good results.

Cons

no cons that I'm aware of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.53
Version R2.53 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher Realtek Semiconductor
Publisher web site http://www.realtek.com.tw
Release Date October 11, 2010
Date Added October 12, 2010
Version 2.53
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Audio Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 119.86MB
File Name 64bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_R275.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 945,721
Downloads Last Week 6,289
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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