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

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The AC'97 for VIA (R) Controller is an audio device manufactured by RealTek. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This driver - "" - has been downloaded 2,943 times and is rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 6.6 MB.

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Supported Models

Emachines M6805 M6807

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



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name


A3.525.10.00.5400 (2003-12-05) via .inf

Additional Notes

Make a folder on your computer and extract the files to that folder. Run the setup.exe file. That's it!

Uploaded By

D Smith (DG Member) on 9-Sep-2004

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
alcupd.exe 208.9 KB 21 Nov 2003
layout.bin 422 bytes 9 Dec 2003
GETDXVER.EXE 40.4 KB 8 Aug 2003
Setup.ini 2.1 KB 15 Sep 2003
alcrmv9x.exe 127.0 KB 21 Nov 2003
README.TXT 15.1 KB 21 Nov 2003
ALCXDEV.EXE 31.4 KB 3 Nov 2003
Setup.exe 139.3 KB 10 Jan 2000
ikernel.ex_ 340.9 KB 11 Apr 2001
CONFIG/alcxhweq.dat 176 bytes 4 Aug 2003
CONFIG/alcxinit.dat 1.0 KB 12 Dec 2003
SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 2 Dec 2001 858.6 KB 9 Dec 2003
alcrmv.exe 139.3 KB 21 Nov 2003 512 bytes 9 Dec 2003
INFCACHE.1 4.1 KB 17 Dec 2003
alcchkid.exe 110.6 KB 21 Nov 2003
WDM/alcxwdm.sys 536.7 KB 4 Dec 2003
WDM/crlds3d.dll 766.0 KB 21 Nov 2002
WDM/ALSndMgr.cpl 14.2 MB 4 Dec 2003
WDM/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 4 Feb 2002
WDM/RtlCPAPI.dll 155.6 KB 28 Oct 2003
WDM/ALCXSENS.sys 391.7 KB 13 Nov 2003
WDM/Alcxwdm.inf 24.2 KB 5 Dec 2003
WDM/ 10.9 KB 8 Dec 2003
WDM/SoundMan.exe 64.0 KB 4 Dec 2003
WDM/audio3d.dll 65.5 KB 19 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 11, 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.

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