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ElDorito 7,478 1,374 August 5, 2015 at 01:16 PM
since upgrading the sound is barely audible... even at max volume... any ideas how to fix? Tried updating drivers and changing audio quality...

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since upgrading the sound is barely audible... even at max volume... any ideas how to fix? Tried updating drivers and changing audio quality...

I would confirm that you have installed the latest AMD drivers from AMD.
I would also confirm that after the above you also install the latest drivers directly from realtek http://12244.wpc.azureedge.net/80...0_R279.exe

Win X does a pretty good job of installing a very recent set of realtek and catalyst drivers but the drivers on both sites are still newer.

I'd then check your actual speakers and cabling. Never heard of a new OS making your speakers less audible. I'm inclined to think you have another problem.
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I would confirm that you have installed the latest AMD drivers from AMD.
I would also confirm that after the above you also install the latest drivers directly from realtek http://12244.wpc.azureedge.net/80...0_R279.exe [azureedge.net]

Win X does a pretty good job of installing a very recent set of realtek and catalyst drivers but the drivers on both sites are still newer.

I'd then check your actual speakers and cabling. Never heard of a new OS making your speakers less audible. I'm inclined to think you have another problem.
ran the exe you linked... uninstalled drivers... rebooted.. sound was back... then installed the drivers from that exe and sound went to almost mute again... so i uninstalled again using the exe... sound worked... checked device manager... had like hi def sound instead of realtek and worked... then it changed itself to realtek and barely any sound again
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clicked roll back on the driver... now says high definition audio device... worked like a charm! loud sound again!
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clicked roll back on the driver... now says high definition audio device... worked like a charm! loud sound again!
Weird. Glad that it's working for you. I also have realtek drivers and while I didn't notice anything like this I've had my volume low so I'll probably check a couple of things.
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It's happening again with super low sound and I cannot roll back the driver this time...
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The problem is most likely that Windows 10 insists on installing "new" drivers even if those break existing ones - I have the same issue with a touchpad driver on an Asus laptop that works fine with older Windows 8 drivers but gets broken every few months when Windows 10 automatically updates to the "correct" new driver.

There are multiple solutions out there, but in my case what I've done is simply downloaded a copy of the working drivers and, when I see an update that coincides with my touchpad not working, I uninstall the Asus drivers from programs and features and then reinstall with the exe I've got saved. Although it's annoying it's just easier for me to do that than track down the settings to force Windows 10 to stop updating drivers, especially as those seem to change with different builds.

I would suggest you do the same - track down the working drivers, save them, then be prepared to uninstall and reinstall when your sound goes south. If you prefer to try to tweak the Windows 10 update settings you can start here: http://winsupersite.com/windows-1...windows-10
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I had similar issues - what I did was after uninstalling the realtek driver, I created the driver folder manually and then set it such that the system does not have access to the folder - now windows can't update that particular driver and complains about it each update cycle, but my audio works
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downloaded from realtek and still same issue... can someone tell me what the best driver would be?
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downloaded from realtek and still same issue... can someone tell me what the best driver would be?
For me, it was the basic/generic sound driver that came with the windows install, before any updates - but it's very system dependent, so unfortunately the answer is whatever works best for you
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For me, it was the basic/generic sound driver that came with the windows install, before any updates - but it's very system dependent, so unfortunately the answer is whatever works best for you
Found it on a dell forum.. what a pain. Thanks!
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