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Old 09-22-05, 07:18
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hey there

i have a gigabyte Ga-8IK1100 rev2.0 motherboard.

It uses onboard Realtek AC97 audio.

I am looking for the audio drivers, and i found that i can either download them from Realtek or from Gigabyte - im not sure which one to download as the driver file packages differ in size by about ten megs - so im assuming they are different altogether. Which one should i go with?


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Default Re: which Realtek Ac97 audio drivers???

Personally I'd go with the Mobo makers driver versions, the difference in the driver sizes are generally the non-motherboard ( chipset manufacturer eg. Realtek ) makers drivers are just the driver with non of the added software advanced features.
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yeah i thought i should go with the MB drivers. thanks
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Default Re: which Realtek Ac97 audio drivers???

USE THE REALTEK DRIVERS!!!! It improves sound SOO much. well that was my case anyways, because they are updated WAY more frequently than mobo drivers are.
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Default Re: which Realtek Ac97 audio drivers???

are the realtek drivers just the ones they send out in a bundle?

The most recent version i can find is the Realtek AC'97 audio driver package a3.76? Is that correct?

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are the realtek drivers just the ones they send out in a bundle?

The most recent version i can find is the Realtek AC'97 audio driver package a3.76? Is that correct?

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yes and you can quickly download them from here http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4400.html
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Default Re: which Realtek Ac97 audio drivers???

and i can always roll back the driver if i get probs too - thanks god for windows XP - not :-)
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