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

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Supported Models

AC 97 codec drivers (all OS) 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

Manufacturers

RealTek

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

wdm_a349.exe (6.8 MB)

Versions

5.10.00.5320 (2003-08-21) via .inf

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Uploader Notes

These are the AC 97 sound codecs from Realtec. If you are looking for AC 97 drivers you should try these first as they are the most common. Win95-XP are supported, read installation notes before installing. In Windows XP if not detected then go to Add Hardware and manually select device and installation route

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Asseye 6 (DG Member) on 8-Oct-2003

Most Helpful Reviews

 
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
sybreGHOST

24 Apr 2004
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Can you people please update your site - this version is old. I'm looking for version 3.57 of this driver. My PC doesn't work on anything older."
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
J.C.
Tested on Windows XP
17 Feb 2009
(4 days after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"It worked in a troubled XP Pro PC i used this for reinstalling and it worked just fine!!!"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Stefan
Tested on Windows XP
24 Jan 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"it only works at 33kbps. no matter how much I twicked the modem it wouldn't go faster"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
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Tested on Windows XP
28 Dec 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Very, very good. Exactly what I was loking for."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
VERY GOOD DRIVE
Tested on Windows XP
6 Dec 2006
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"THANK FOR YOU HELP"
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Lloyd
Tested on Windows 10
1 Sep 2017
(7 years after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"driver worked out ok."
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
wdm/layout.bin 422 bytes 13 Aug 2003
wdm/GETDXVER.EXE 40.4 KB 8 Aug 2003
wdm/ALCUPD.EXE 208.9 KB 2 Sep 2003
wdm/Setup.ini 2.1 KB 3 Apr 2002
wdm/README.TXT 13.9 KB 2 Sep 2003
wdm/ALCXDEV.EXE 31.4 KB 2 Jul 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm13.inf 31.8 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/alcxwdm.sys 462.9 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/crlds3d.dll 766.0 KB 21 Nov 2002
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm8.inf 25.5 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/ALSndMgr.cpl 10.4 MB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 5 Feb 2002
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm7.inf 22.3 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm1.inf 60.0 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm6.inf 29.3 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm5.inf 22.6 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm9.inf 24.3 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm0.inf 62.9 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm10.inf 36.7 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/ALCXSENS.sys 404.7 KB 14 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm12.inf 24.8 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm.inf 25.5 KB 2 Sep 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm3.inf 25.3 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm2.inf 49.5 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm.cat 292.4 KB 29 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/SoundMan.exe 57.3 KB 15 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/ALCXCK8.cat 12.2 KB 1 Sep 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm11.inf 23.4 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm4.inf 37.0 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/wdm/audio3d.dll 720.9 KB 27 Aug 2002
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm14.inf 23.1 KB 21 Aug 2003
wdm/patch/win98/SoundMan.exe 55.3 KB 26 Jun 2003
wdm/ALCCHKID.EXE 110.6 KB 2 Jul 2003
wdm/Setup.exe 139.3 KB 10 Jan 2000
wdm/ikernel.ex_ 340.9 KB 11 Apr 2001
wdm/ALCRMV9X.EXE 127.0 KB 2 Jul 2003
wdm/SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 3 Dec 2001
wdm/data1.cab 858.6 KB 13 Aug 2003
wdm/ALCRMV.EXE 139.3 KB 17 Jul 2003
wdm/data2.cab 512 bytes 13 Aug 2003

How to Update Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

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To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the RealTek website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

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