Realtek HD Audio Drivers

Driver that allows HD sound on Realtek chipset computers


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  • Category Necessary Components
  • Program license Free
  • Version 2.82
  • Size 31.98 MB
  • Works under: Windows 2000
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Realtek

Realtek HD Audio Drivers XP has all of the Realtek audio drivers you need to have speakers, headphones and microphones operating optimally on a Windows XP system.

Realtek HD Audio Drivers XP are audio drivers by Realtek for all editions of Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. These drivers are what allow your computer to communicate with your sound component, and you may have onboard sound or a separate PCI or PCI-e sound card.

Realtek HD Audio Drivers XP are provided via an excellent installation package. When you run it, it identifies your hardware and any existing device drivers. If necessary, it uninstalls those old drivers and then, reboots your computer. When your computer has rebooted, it then installs the new drivers and configures those drivers based on your sound hardware and other aspects of your PC.

These drivers give you control over input devices, such as microphones. It also makes it easy for you to control output devices, such as speakers and microphones. You can set the default input device and the default output device. Realtek HD Audio Drivers XP also lets you configure these devices, and you can manipulate volume, balance and a wide range of other settings. You’ll have access to device-specific settings, such as boost on a microphone. The drivers also give you access to environmental effects and other sound effects that you can use to shape your listening experience.

Realtek HD Audio Drivers XP aren’t always easy to use. This is a complex set of features, filters, configuration options and so forth, and some of these items are buried or obscure. In addition, it's a generic implementation version upon which manufacturers base their brand-specific drivers, and it may lack some features your device should have access to.


  • Delivers HD audio
  • Control speakers, headphones and mics
  • Add environmental and other side effects


  • Not always easy to use
  • Lacks options device-specific drivers have
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