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Realtek audio manager completely missing

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    The ASUS downloads for the motherboard you have listed is VIA. I don't know how you got RealTek to install if you have VIA.

    Version 6.0.1.10100 Copy Link
    Description VIA Audio Driver V6.0.1.10100 for Windows XP 32bit & Vista 32bit & Win7 32bit---(WHQL).
    VIA Audio Driver V6.0.1.10100 for Windows XP 64bit & Vista 64bit & Win7 64bit---(WHQL).
    File Size
    123,98 (MBytes) 2011.12.27 update
    Download from
    Global (DLM) Global P2P
    yea, I don't know too... there are 2 motherboards with that name aparently...
    this one: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61MX/#support
    and this one: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61MX_USB3/#support
    one with USB 3 and one without it (Also one of those have win 8.1 compativilty, wich is the OS that I have) I do not own the USB MB, but I just tested BOTH drivers for the one without USB 3 and they showed up and error, VIA is not compatible with that OS, but the VIA drivers for the USB 3 MB make my mic have a buzzing sound... What sould I do?
    Thanks for all the support by the way guys.

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  2. #12


    Ok, just looked at the specs for both MBs, they both have same codec chip, only Realtec on them is for network, so that's ruled out. Drivers for MB with USB3 (probably newer one) is for Win8 and for the USB3 one is for XP/Vista/win7. So, if you installed drivers for the USB3 one, they should be appropriate ones as they are for Win8, (they work for you I assume ) but microphone is making buzzing sound which I think is not directly result of drivers. I might not be of much help further because I didn't have or worked with VIA sound for some time but there are some things you can check. First thing would be to ascertain that microphone is not damaged and works fine somewhere else, (first things, first, I always say). Loose or damaged ground on mic cable or connector can do that. Don't know what's control panel for that driver and if there's any but maybe you can try to adjust mic gain and or try another microphone. I know that one of mine is noisy when gain is adjusted too high but the other one is not at same settings. There are at least 3 types of microphones, Dynamic (magnetic), Chrystal and capacitive, the last one being most common for computers and such devices. Chrystal ones give strongest signal and magnetic are the noisiest and least sensitive, Also it's not unheard of that some MBs are "noisier" and more sensitive to electrical noise than some other ones.
    I'm afraid that just changing drivers would not help if they don't have proper adjustments.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Ok, just looked at the specs for both MBs, they both have same codec chip, only Realtec on them is for network, so that's ruled out. Drivers for MB with USB3 (probably newer one) is for Win8 and for the USB3 one is for XP/Vista/win7. So, if you installed drivers for the USB3 one, they should be appropriate ones as they are for Win8, (they work for you I assume ) but microphone is making buzzing sound which I think is not directly result of drivers. I might not be of much help further because I didn't have or worked with VIA sound for some time but there are some things you can check. First thing would be to ascertain that microphone is not damaged and works fine somewhere else, (first things, first, I always say). Loose or damaged ground on mic cable or connector can do that. Don't know what's control panel for that driver and if there's any but maybe you can try to adjust mic gain and or try another microphone. I know that one of mine is noisy when gain is adjusted too high but the other one is not at same settings. There are at least 3 types of microphones, Dynamic (magnetic), Chrystal and capacitive, the last one being most common for computers and such devices. Chrystal ones give strongest signal and magnetic are the noisiest and least sensitive, Also it's not unheard of that some MBs are "noisier" and more sensitive to electrical noise than some other ones.
    I'm afraid that just changing drivers would not help if they don't have proper adjustments.
    Ok just found this: Click
    there are 3 MB but mine is R2.0, I instaled VIA drivers again from the USB 3 MB and they worked fine now, I deleted previously all the content of VIA and Realtek from my HDD and seems to work now.
    Thanks for all the support guys!
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  4. #14


    Love happy endings !!!
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