Realtek HD Sound Crackles

#1
My sound in Windows 7 crackles once in a while when listening to something, anything.

I tried two Realtek drivers, one Vista, one XP, with the XP being installed twice, second install was in compatibility mode.

This is the only thing keeping me away from Windows 7

Any solutions?


 


#2
What about just using the ones found by Windows Update?
That worked for my Asus A8N Deluxe onboard Realtek sound.
 


#3
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My sound in Windows 7 crackles once in a while when listening to something, anything.

I tried two Realtek drivers, one Vista, one XP, with the XP being installed twice, second install was in compatibility mode.

This is the only thing keeping me away from Windows 7

Any solutions?



Unistall all drivers for sound card and install drivers only for vista ... Vista_R214.zip find in google. I have AC97 on motherboard .
 


#4
Same problem and aside from spending about 2 hours uninstalling and reinstalling until it works. I haven't found a real solution. By the way, even when I do get it working a BSOD usally messes it up again.
 


BigFeet

Senior Member
#5
I had a similar problem. Try going in to the device manager, open up sound, video and game controllers, right click on realtek AC97, and click update driver software. That worked for me.
 


#6
Doesnt have sound, video and game controllers, just sound, where is the compatibility mode and where is the windows update for the driver.

Without sound is no fun microsoft
 


#7
I had a similar problem. Try going in to the device manager, open up sound, video and game controllers, right click on realtek AC97, and click update driver software. That worked for me.
I don't believe I have AC97, how would you tell? My default XP installation has Realtek's High Definition Audio Codecs. So I've been trying those and I have them upgraded to the latest which was just released a few days ago. Still crackles.

Edit: I found my problem (stupid me). It was the program "Launch Manager" that I was using to make my hotkeys work on my laptop. I did a Windows 7 reinstall to see if that would fix the problem and kept checking the sound every time I added a new piece of software, that's how I found out what was causing it. When I have time I'll try out other versions of Launch Manager cause the one I'm using now doesn't control the volume, which is my main reason for getting it.
 


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