Ok, upon further investigation I see I was mistaken. I set up the sound device from control panel for 5. Multi channel output option somewhere in the realtek driver??? The time now is Yes I understand there won’t be surround, but there’s no sub woofer at all, shouldn’t there be? Can someone help me? I can play an mp3 through jet audio and it sounds great, play the same file through WMP and it sounds terrible.

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Perfectly normal as stuff online will only be in stereo if it isn’t mono. If I try to run GTA 4 or any other game it works very fine.

Realtek driver for ALC850 and Windows 7 64bit

Their little audio configuration tool fixed everything for me. But sound from the web is only using the front two speakers, no sub. Realtek HD Audio alv850 wrong codec? When I first set them up, I was actually very impressed with the volume and quality of the sound and bass.

Is there a fix for this? When i try to run Insane 2 in2ane and Lord of the rings War in the north on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 I hear no sound from the mentioned sound codec. A restart may be necessary for the changes to take effect. I know they are cheap speakers. I have the Logitech LS21 sindows.


The ONLY thing that sounds ok is my default media player which is Jet Audio, and this is because it has an option for multi channel output. Hence, the computer finds it impossible to produce any kind of audio.

A review by Andrew. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. Not verything sounds ok accept web browser, etc. Without these codecs, the computer is not able to play the audio files; however, you can install third party codec packages to fix this issue.

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This utility allows zlc850 to customize the way your computer plays audio streams; you can change equalizer and surround settings, for example. Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. I can play an mp3 through jet audio and it sounds great, play the same file through WMP and it sounds terrible. Similar help and support threads.

Realtek ALC 8-channel CODEC – Windows 7 Help Forums

It also contains various codecs required by the operating system to decode audio streams. Looks like Realtek may have dropped support for the older AC’97 based coedcs, but the one they have avaiable here, Realtek is somewhat newer than the last Vista driver that Asus has available for it but 2 years or so.

If I deselect that, it sounds crappy like everything else. Find More Posts by pcs We use cookies to ensure a complete experience on our website. Find More Posts by stormy It was enough to fill my modest sized room with loud clear sound and rich base when listening to music. The windoes now is Can someone help me?


This was in both XP and Vista at the time. I winxows download the driver you lonked to though for future use or one day when I am bored and want to try fixing the onboard sound.

Realtek AC 97 Audio Driver

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. Without adequate software, the operating systems — as well as all applications — are windowx to find or use the audio device.

It was so bad that games like BF2 were unplayable due to the poor sound quality and very poor 3D audio had an Audigy 4 at the time but zlc850 I would give the onboard a quick test when I got the motherboard, needless to say I haven’t tried any onboard audio since.