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[SOLVED] Is this the correct audio driver for me?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LauraMJ, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Could someone look at this and let me know if this is a driver update for my system?

    http://download.com.com/3000-2120-10281274.html

    Right now, in the DirectX dialog box, it says that the device name is Realtek AC'97 audio version number 5.10.0000.5490

    Here is the Audio information about my computer from Aida32:

    Thank you so much. I always have trouble with determining the audio drivers! :(
     

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    Is the sound working correctly right now?
     
  4. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Yes, it is, I'm just checking for updates. We need to keep the drivers updated, yes? Or is the audio drivers not as important?

    Just checking, to make sure I keep up with these things! :)
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    I have this really cool theory when it comes to computers, if it isn't broken, stop trying to break it until it is ;)

    Sometimes the newest drivers aren't the best.
     
  6. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Uh oh, now I'm confused (again). I thought it was important to keep the audio and video drivers updated?

    Do I not need to check for updates periodically?

    I can find my video drivers easily, the website for that is pretty user friendly, but I've always had a hard time determining the correct audio drivers for my system, it just seems as though it's more muddled don't seem to go in sequence and I get confused as to whether I need a VIA or Realtek.

    So, do I not need to keep up with this stuff, after all?

    Thanks for your replies! :)
     
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    My prescription for driver issues is usually this:

    If you install a new program or add a different piece of hardware that requires a driver update, create a system restore point first. If nothing has changed on your system, and your system is running as you expect it should, LEAVE well enough alone.

    OR DO YOU WANT ME TO SHOUT LOUDER :D :D

    Experience, here, I've actually broken Windows XP with some driver updates ;) But then again, my XP is on a non-essential trial/test/etc. system and I don't really care if I break it. Your mileage may vary ;)
     
  8. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Eh? (cups hand to ear)

    Kidding, lol.

    Okay, then, I guess I won't worry about these driver thingys anymore. Thanks!
     
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    Canadian transplanted to Virginia eh :)

    Have a good day.

    Will go ahead and mark this issue solved.
     
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