Realtek Releases New HD Audio Driver Available For Download
Realtek has announced the availability of a new version of its High Definition Audio package, namely 126.96.36.19918, which might include small improvements regarding stability, performance, as well as sound quality.
Similar to earlier audio packages, the present release is provided by Microsoft on its Windows Update Catalog, and the available .cab file formats are compatible with the 32- and 64-bit architectures of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Anniversary Edition platforms.
If you intend to upgrade to this release make sure your system OS is supported, and save and extract the downloadable cabinet (.cab) package on an accessible location such as your desktop.
Afterward, close all programs and processes that might interfere with the upgrade, go to Device Manager, select the hardware device you want to update, and choose “Update Driver Software.”
Then manually select the location of the new driver, and follow all instructions displayed on the screen. Also, don’t forget to give the wizard permission to perform a system reboot so that changes can take effect properly.
Besides the files mentioned above, users can also download and install the same 8018 Audio build using an archive provided by Realtek. This package is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 operating systems, both 32- and 64-bit variants.
You can then download Realtek HD Audio Driver 188.8.131.5218, carefully install the new version, perform a restart upon completion, and check the Realtek website as often as possible to stay up to speed with the latest releases and be sure to read through all Realtek tips and documentation before trying to do anything.
For additional Realtek product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.
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