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Your audio driver controls your sound card in your device. That is to say, without the normal working of audio driver, your sound card and the whole device cannot perform any sound. Worse more, as technology updates so quickly that errors with audio can occur if your driver did not update immediately. Therefore, you need to know how to update realtek ac97 audio driver manually.

Steps to Update Realtek Ac97 Audio Driver.

Step 1

Log onto the Computer Peripheral ICs page on the Realtek website. Click "PC Audio Codecs", then "AC'97 Audio Codecs".

Step 2

Click "Software" and agree to the terms and conditions. Click "Next". Scroll down until you find your operating system from the list of "Drivers".

Step 3

Right-click the download and click "Extract". Click "Start". Then type "Device Manager" and press "Enter".

Step 4

Click the "+" next to "Audio Adapter", or "AC'97 Adapter", or similar (wording will vary depending on motherboard). Right-click the audio device and click "Properties". Click "Driver", then "Update Driver".

Step 5

Click "Browse my computer for driver software", then "Let me pick from a list...", and then "Have Disk". Click "Browse" and then find and click the extracted AC'97 drivers. Click "OK", then "Next". Click "Finish" once setup is complete.

Feeling too complicated?

If you feel the above method is too complicated for you to follow, there is a proper driver downloads tool for you that is called Drivertuner.

Drivertuner is an outstanding utility that capable of downloading and updating drivers quickly. It will automatically scan, detect and recommend the latest and the most suitable drivers through its 200, 000 driver database. Its powerful ability will help you get rid of any driver issues.

How to Update Realtek Ac97 Audio Driver via using Drivertuner?
Step 1, Download and Install Drivertuner.
Step 2, Scan for drivers.
Step 3, download and install drivers.


  • Find information about your current drivers in the Device Manager. Simply right-click the device you want, select "Properties", and then click the driver tab up top. The information will be listed, including the driver name, date and version. If you cannot find them, please type dxdiag in the Open box - click OK, then you may the whole information of your device.
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