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I need driver experts help please

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    I need driver experts help please


    So it seams dell has not released new drivers for my alienware x51 motherboard for audio as they think the windows 8 drivers are good for win 8.1 and they have been solid so far, until i tried to play a game a new one metro redux 2033, and got a error screen freeze, so i sent the metro redux crash log to deep silver who makes it. They informed me i need to update my audio driver so i go look and i'm up to date according to dell. And to top it all off i got some special waves maxxaudio on here that the standard realtek drivers don't have, so thats not a option. Now i'm wondering as my last drivers both were release for the alienware aurora R4 with ALC 892 audio and the alienware x51 with ALC892 audio which i have, i see they updated the aurora with newer drivers for this chips set on dell support. So will those drivers work since its the same chipset ? or will it screw my computer up.

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    I'd be sure to make a system restore point prior to installing, but otherwise give it a try. I also think that Maxxaudio is just some additional post-processing software, it has absolutely nothing to do with the silicon chips, so you should be fine nabbing drivers direct from realtek.
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    i dont no this is what my realtek audio looks like now what will i loos if i go to realtek and get it??

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    I would give the Aurora drivers you mentioned a try. Create a restore point first as asvent said.
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    tried they would not install so going with realtek i guess hope i dont loose much
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    OMG i did the upgrade from realtek and it worked it even kept my alienware audio interface but the name changed on the waves maxxaudio stuff to maxxaudio 4 anything to worry about here is what it looks like now these are direct from realtek. i did the update like realtek says to do click on installer and it removes old drivers, then on reboot installs new ones.

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    Great!
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yes i did not freeze up tonight in my game so i think that was it
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