Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver Download

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Supported Models

AC97 Audio v 5.10.0000.4110 and v 5.10.0000.5280 Driver

Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver

Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver

Realtek AC97 Audio Driver

Realtek AC97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions (2003-07-24) via .inf

Uploader Notes

This is a beta version and the newer version than what I sought but works a charm.Just unzip - read the readme file and run setup

Uploaded By

Guy Gilbert (DG Member) on 4-Dec-2003

Most Helpful Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
3 May 2006

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
"Works with no problems"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
1 Aug 2006

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
"Very satisfied.

Thanks for all Drivers guide!"

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
10 Jun 2006

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
"tried a few drivers this is the only one that worked thank you"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
wdm_betaver3/full_package/layout.bin 422 bytes 21 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/ALCUPD.EXE 208.9 KB 3 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/Setup.ini 2.1 KB 3 Apr 2002
wdm_betaver3/full_package/README.TXT 12.1 KB 29 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/ALCXDEV.EXE 31.4 KB 2 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/alcxwdm.sys 461.3 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/crlds3d.dll 766.0 KB 21 Nov 2002
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm8.inf 23.5 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/ALSndMgr.cpl 8.9 MB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 5 Feb 2002
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm7.inf 22.3 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm1.inf 59.9 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm6.inf 29.0 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm5.inf 22.5 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm9.inf 23.8 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm0.inf 64.5 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm10.inf 36.6 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/ALCXSENS.sys 404.0 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm12.inf 23.0 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm.inf 25.5 KB 1 Aug 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm3.inf 25.2 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm2.inf 48.1 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/ 228.3 KB 25 Jun 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/SoundMan.exe 55.3 KB 16 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/ 11.0 KB 8 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm11.inf 23.2 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/Alcxwdm4.inf 35.5 KB 24 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/wdm/audio3d.dll 720.9 KB 27 Aug 2002
wdm_betaver3/full_package/ALCCHKID.EXE 110.6 KB 2 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/Setup.exe 139.3 KB 10 Jan 2000
wdm_betaver3/full_package/ikernel.ex_ 340.9 KB 11 Apr 2001
wdm_betaver3/full_package/ALCRMV9X.EXE 127.0 KB 2 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 3 Dec 2001
wdm_betaver3/full_package/ 857.2 KB 21 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/ALCRMV.EXE 139.3 KB 17 Jul 2003
wdm_betaver3/full_package/ 512 bytes 21 Jul 2003

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