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Problems with Realtek audiocard on Vista 5381 and below?

May 12th, 2006 by Dennis Fraederich [MCP]

Today I tried to install my audiocard (Chipset: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS/PM Express Chipset family) of my Asus A6000Va laptop on Vista 5831 with the latest Windows XP drivers. Vista accepted them but could not finish the installation. So no sound…
Then I tried Windows Update if there are audio drivers available, still no sound…

First I thought that the integrated codec is an Intel audiochip. So I moved to to find some newer drivers but I couldn’t find any. After an hour of searching I found a little hidden page which described that the integrated audio codec of the Intel chipset is a Realtek audio codec chip (High Definition Audio Codec).

I moved to to get the latest Windows XP drivers, but again setup couldn’t install my Realtek HD Audio Codec chip… but hey I want to listen to my music 🙁

Now my last chance was to find beta drivers from Realtek for Vista. Sometimes manufacturers release them for testing purposes like ATI and NVidia did it. I entered “Vista” into the search box and guess what it found? High Definition Audio Codec betadrivers for Windows Vista.

And yeah, they work pretty good! 🙂 So don’t hesitate and grab them!

Download: Mirror 1 | Mirror 2 | Mirror 3

Original: German
High Definition Audio on Vista

Dennis ~ Contact me on WLM: mcgiga[at]

Posted in Windows Vista | 8 Comments »

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8 Responses

  1. huk Says:

    huk 5831.. i want 5831 please ^^&

  2. Guga Says:

    Hello, thanks for information
    i have same motherboard, and so i had same problems
    the problem is that my sound card was installed but worked not properly.
    so i will try this drivers.
    but in 5381 the drivers that nvidia published is worse than the drivers that vista is installing automatically

  3. Patrick S Says:

    I agree, at the moment. thet must be holding off untill RTM. I always stick with Vista’s default WDM drivers since i am always doing windows installs i find that its easier…so i dont have to preform many installs when i set up windows.

  4. raymundka Says:

    Hi, I’m from Budapest, Hungary, newbie here.
    I’d love to install Realtek HD driver on my PC but it just won’t. I’ve got build 5384.4 installed on my computer which is an ASPIRE 5024 x86 based PC w/ AMD Turion 64-ML34, bios:Phoenix V1.13 SM Bios Version 2.3 chipset ATI RS480 Host Bridge.

    Is there anyone who has an idea what’s wrong w/ the above or what should be updated to make my PC capable of installing Raeltek HD audio driver for Vista?


    Is there any

  5. Patrick S Says:

    What happens? Does it show an error message or does it install and just not work?


  6. raymundka Says:

    Setup starts normally and then a warning pops up sayin’ \

  7. raymundka Says:

    Setup starts nomally then a warning pops up sayin’ “Microsoft Bus driver should be loaded in your system before installing Realtek HD Audio driver!”
    Meantime I’ve updated Bios to 1.18 but no change.

  8. hmmm Says:

    I have an Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe motherboard with integrated Realtek 850 HDAC. I’ve tried the Realtek 1.38 Vista beta drivers, tried to use my Asus install CD which won’t work because it won’t even run the CD; wrong operating system, I’ve tried Windows XP and XP x64 drivers and nothing. It either crashes (BSOD) or installs but still the x on the audio in the tray although it shows it’s installed but no sound. I’ve tried removing and installing, manually installing. Changing .inf files…Nothing works. Sound is a selling point, but I’m running a dual OS system now because I want to have sound. I’ve submitted to Vista and reported but nothing has come back. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Other than that it looks really neat and sure boots up fast. Oh, on a side note…maybe this has something to do with it. When I was installing Vista I got the blue screen of death for my ATI card, rebooted into safe mode and it installed fine and ran fine after that, installed the new ATI driver and runs great. And the free CA EZ Antivirus won’t run in real time for virus protection, for e-mail yes but not for anti-virus. I click to turn it on and nothing, reboot and no change. Maybe it’s just Vista glitches. I tried the Micro Trend antivirus and it was even worse, totally bugged out the system. This is my 5th install of Vista in 2 days…..sooooo…yeah….