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Realtek Audio HD x64 drivers, to install or not?

  1. #1


    UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Realtek Audio HD x64 drivers, to install or not?


    I'm running win 8.1 update, from a fresh install and the drivers out of the box run my sound card perfectly well. It does all I need to do even muting speakers when headphones are plugged in. Should I install the downloaded realtek x64 drivers or not. Opinions?

    Edit: Answered my own question I can re-assing rear jacks with the default drivers so had to install the realtek ones.
    Last edited by banger; 25 Apr 2014 at 15:44.

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  2. #2


    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by banger View Post
    Edit: Answered my own question I can re-assing rear jacks with the default drivers so had to install the realtek ones.
    You're re-assing? lol

    Yep, usually better to have the most up to date drivers, if for nothing else but stability of the system.
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  3. #3


    UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    LOL meant to type re-assign hehe.
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