Realtek High Definition Audio Codec R2.44 For Windows

March 20th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Software by bharath

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RealTek High Definition (HD) Audio Codec R2.44 has been released a few days back by the Realtek semiconductors.

These are ALC882 series 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio codec coming with UAA – Universal  Audio Architecture that has five 24-bit stereo DACs (

Digital to Analog Converters), and three 20-bit stereo ADCs (Analog to Digital Converters) for delivering high performance for multimedia PCs.

Important Features:

  • 7.1+2 channel multi-streaming enables concurrent gaming/VoIP
  • Microphone Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Noise Suppression (NS), and Beam Forming (BF) technology for voice application
  • Compatible with: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 – x86/x64
  • 3D direct sound compatible

Download Realtek 7.1 HD Audio Driver R2.44


File Size: Windows 7/ Vista (32/64 bits) –Zip file- 53.65 MB

Windows XP/ 2003 (32/64 bits) – ZIP file – 29.90 MB


File includes : Driver setup program, WDM driver, Realtek Soundman, Realtek Sound Effect Manager.

Instructions for Updating Driver

Updating Driver:

Windows 2000 , XP :

Step 1. Run the setup.exe program to start the installation.
Step 2. Click on [Next] to continue the procedure. If the Windows popup
"Digital Signature Not Found" message, press [Yes] to continue the
Step 3. Finally, select to restart the system and press [Finish] to complete
the installation.

Windows Vista, Windows7 :
Step 1. Run setup.exe, it will remove the original driver in your system.
Step 2. Click "Next" to remove the original audio driver in your system.
Step 3. Once after the original driver removed , reboot the computer.
Step 4. Please go back to the new driver package after computer restarted.
Step 5. Run setup.exe, it will install the new audio driver then.

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