Best Sound Driver for Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Nopstnz8, Mar 23, 2010.

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    Nopstnz8

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    Hey guys I am looking to see if anyone knows a better sound driver for Windows 7? The quality of the one the system automatically installs sucks, so I'm looking for an alternative. I'm running 32-bit right now, but plan to wipe my 32-bit partition and do a clean install of 64-bit, so drivers for both systems would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean by better sound driver? Is there a problem with the sound?
     
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    Nopstnz8

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    Well obviously if I am posting this. The quality is very low end compared to how it sounds on OSX. I believe I am using the Cirrus Audio driver for Windows XP, but can't figure out how to upgrade it to something with higher quality. I tried using the ones from the Snow Leopard install disc, but am pretty sure I am doing something wrong installing it. If someone could help me with the procedure for this, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
     
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    I don't think you're installing it wrong. It's just that the Apple drivers for windows are crippled, probably intentionally. Apple has no motivation to make the windows experience good.

     
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    You could try the generic HD drivers http://www.realtek.com.tw/
     

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