RealTek AC'97 Audio Codecs Driver Download

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The AC'97 Audio Codecs 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 version of "WDM_A396.zip" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 2,984 downloads and 40 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 18.4 MB.

40 Ratings (see all reviews)
2,984 Downloads

Supported Models

AC'97 Audio Codecs

Realtek AC'97 Audio

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

Realtek AC97 Audio

Realtek AC97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller

Manufacturers

RealTek

Supported Operating Systems

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

File Name

Versions

A3.96 (11-Dec-2006)
5.10.00.6200 (2006-11-23) via .inf

Additional Notes

AC'97 Audio Codecs

Audio Driver File

Uploaded By

krishnamoorthy (DG Staff Member) on 20-Dec-2006

Most Helpful Reviews

 
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Keith Murray
Tested on Windows XP x64
3 May 2009
(9 months after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Works well with xp64 or 32"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Paul
Tested on Windows XP
19 Feb 2009
(2 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"The drivers of Driverguide are good!, Driverguide is the best!"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Debbie Romero

5 Aug 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"have received CNet info to update this driver, therefore, must be good!!!"
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How to Update AC'97 Audio Codecs Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the AC'97 Audio Codecs 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 Codecs into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the RealTek Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

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

After downloading your new driver, it's time to install it. For Windows users, the built-in Device Manager is your go-to tool for managing system devices and drivers. Here's how to use it:

  1. Right-click the Start button to open the Quick Access menu.

  2. Select "Device Manager" from the list of options.

  3. In the Device Manager window, locate the device that needs updating.

  4. Right-click on the device name and choose "Update driver" from the context menu.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Once the installation is complete, restart your computer to ensure the new driver is properly integrated and functional.

This simple process helps keep your system running smoothly and maintains compatibility with your hardware components.

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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
WDM_A396/ALCXDEV.EXE 31.4 KB 4 Nov 2003
WDM_A396/AlcUpd64.exe 475.6 KB 31 Jul 2006
WDM_A396/ChCfg.exe 49.2 KB 1 Aug 2006
WDM_A396/GETDXVER.EXE 40.4 KB 8 Aug 2003
WDM_A396/README.TXT 25.1 KB 11 Dec 2006
WDM_A396/SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 3 Dec 2001
WDM_A396/SetupEx.ini 136 bytes 5 Nov 2004
WDM_A396/WDM/ALSNDMGR.WAV 141.0 KB 5 Feb 2002
WDM_A396/WDM/ALSndMgr.cpl 18.8 MB 17 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm.cat 355.8 KB 8 Dec 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm.inf 29.8 KB 11 Dec 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm0.cat 317.0 KB 8 Dec 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm0.inf 64.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm1.inf 64.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm10.inf 33.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm11.inf 34.0 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm12.inf 63.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm13.inf 55.7 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm14.inf 28.0 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm15.inf 25.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm16.inf 45.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm17.inf 31.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm18.inf 53.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm19.inf 36.6 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm2.inf 64.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm20.inf 25.4 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm21.inf 35.0 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm22.inf 46.6 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm3.inf 35.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm4.inf 36.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm5.inf 29.7 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm6.inf 33.8 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm7.inf 26.1 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm8.inf 34.8 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcwdm9.inf 46.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau.inf 29.0 KB 11 Dec 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau0.inf 64.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau1.inf 63.6 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau10.inf 42.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau11.inf 29.8 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau12.inf 61.4 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau13.inf 56.1 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau14.inf 32.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau15.inf 32.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau16.inf 33.2 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau17.inf 26.7 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau18.inf 24.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau19.inf 28.9 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau2.inf 64.1 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau20.inf 31.7 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau21.inf 29.1 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau22.inf 45.7 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau23.inf 34.0 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau24.inf 35.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau25.inf 34.5 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau26.inf 44.8 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau27.inf 35.8 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau28.inf 24.6 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau29.inf 34.2 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau3.inf 31.2 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau30.inf 45.8 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau31.inf 52.6 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau4.inf 52.7 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau5.inf 30.7 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau6.inf 34.2 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau7.inf 25.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau8.inf 33.8 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxau9.inf 33.7 KB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxwdm.cat 494.0 KB 8 Dec 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/Alcxwdm0.cat 373.0 KB 8 Dec 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/CPLUtl64.exe 37.4 KB 31 Mar 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/ChCfg.exe 49.2 KB 1 Aug 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/RTLCPL.exe 10.5 MB 10 Aug 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/RtlCPAPI.dll 147.5 KB 18 Oct 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/SoundMan.exe 577.5 KB 17 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/alcrmv.exe 217.1 KB 31 Jul 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/alcrmv64.exe 316.4 KB 31 Jul 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/alcwdm64.sys 3.3 MB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/WDM/alcxwdm.sys 4.0 MB 23 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/alcchkid.exe 110.6 KB 21 Nov 2003
WDM_A396/alcrmv.exe 217.1 KB 31 Jul 2006
WDM_A396/alcrmv64.exe 316.4 KB 31 Jul 2006
WDM_A396/alcrmv9x.exe 127.0 KB 21 Nov 2003
WDM_A396/alcupd.exe 315.4 KB 31 Jul 2006
WDM_A396/data1.cab 2.3 MB 21 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Build_Generated_Support_Files/FontData.ini 39 bytes 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Chinese_(Simplified)_Files/_IsRes.dll 340.0 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Chinese_(Traditional)_Files/_IsRes.dll 340.0 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Czech_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Danish_Files/_IsRes.dll 393.2 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Dutch_Files/_IsRes.dll 397.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_English_Files/_IsRes.dll 385.0 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Finnish_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_French_(Standard)_Files/_IsRes.dll 405.5 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_German_Files/_IsRes.dll 401.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Greek_Files/_IsRes.dll 401.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Italian_Files/_IsRes.dll 397.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Japanese_Files/_IsRes.dll 356.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Korean_Files/_IsRes.dll 352.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Language_Independent_OS_Independent_Files/license.txt 255 bytes 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Misc_Support_Files/corecomp.ini 65.5 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Non-SelfRegistering/default.pal 1.2 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Non-SelfRegistering/isrt.dll 438.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Norwegian_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Polish_Files/_IsRes.dll 397.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Portuguese_(Brazilian)_Files/_IsRes.dll 397.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Portuguese_(Standard)_Files/_IsRes.dll 401.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Russian_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Spanish_Files/_IsRes.dll 401.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Swedish_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Thai_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data1.cab/_Support_Turkish_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab 512 bytes 21 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Build_Generated_Support_Files/FontData.ini 39 bytes 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Chinese_(Simplified)_Files/_IsRes.dll 340.0 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Chinese_(Traditional)_Files/_IsRes.dll 340.0 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Czech_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Danish_Files/_IsRes.dll 393.2 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Dutch_Files/_IsRes.dll 397.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_English_Files/_IsRes.dll 385.0 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Finnish_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_French_(Standard)_Files/_IsRes.dll 405.5 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_German_Files/_IsRes.dll 401.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Greek_Files/_IsRes.dll 401.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Italian_Files/_IsRes.dll 397.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Japanese_Files/_IsRes.dll 356.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Korean_Files/_IsRes.dll 352.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Language_Independent_OS_Independent_Files/license.txt 255 bytes 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Misc_Support_Files/corecomp.ini 65.5 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Non-SelfRegistering/default.pal 1.2 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Non-SelfRegistering/isrt.dll 438.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Norwegian_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Polish_Files/_IsRes.dll 397.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Portuguese_(Brazilian)_Files/_IsRes.dll 397.3 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Portuguese_(Standard)_Files/_IsRes.dll 401.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Russian_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Spanish_Files/_IsRes.dll 401.4 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Swedish_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Thai_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/data2.cab/_Support_Turkish_Files/_IsRes.dll 389.1 KB 26 Jun 2015
WDM_A396/engine32.cab 553.8 KB 28 Mar 2006
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/DotNetInstaller.exe 5.6 KB 13 Nov 2005
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/IKernel.dll 757.8 KB 7 Feb 2006
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/ISBEW64.exe 129.5 KB 7 Feb 2006
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/ISBEW64.rgs 570 bytes 19 Dec 2005
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/ISBEW64A.exe 65.0 KB 7 Feb 2006
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/ISProBE9x.tlb 132.2 KB 13 Nov 2005
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/ISProBENT.tlb 121.0 KB 13 Nov 2005
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/IScript.dll 274.4 KB 7 Feb 2006
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/IUser.dll 204.8 KB 7 Feb 2006
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/IsBEW64.tlb 3.4 KB 13 Nov 2005
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/ctor.dll 69.7 KB 7 Feb 2006
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/iKernel.rgs 38.7 KB 7 Feb 2006
WDM_A396/engine32.cab/objectps.dll 32.8 KB 7 Feb 2006
WDM_A396/layout.bin 473 bytes 21 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/setup.exe 121.1 KB 14 Nov 2005
WDM_A396/setup.ibt 456.9 KB 21 Nov 2006
WDM_A396/setup.ini 2.8 KB 11 Dec 2006
WDM_A396/setup.isn 250.3 KB 15 Nov 2005
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