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[DRIVERS] Realtek USB Audio (AMD 5xx/6xx/TRX40 & Intel 5xx/6xx/7xx)

MoKiChU
Level 40

Hi everyone,

- Realtek USB Audio Drivers (UAD - ASUS ROG SS-DTS) :

Drivers : 6.3.9600.2379 WHQL [21/02/2024]
DTS APO4x Extension Driver : 1.14.0.0 WHQL [17/12/2023]
Download : Link

- Realtek USB Audio Drivers (UAD - ASUS ROG SS3-DTS Legacy) :

Drivers : 6.3.9600.2355 WHQL [09/03/2023]
SS3-SSVM Extension Driver : 1.3.18.0 WHQL [13/07/2022]
SS3-SSVM VAD Media Driver : 1.0.3.0 WHQL [07/06/2022]
SS3 APO AudioProcessingObject Driver : 3.7.0.0 WHQL [20/02/2024]
DTS APO4x Extension Driver : 1.14.0.0 WHQL [17/12/2023]

Download : Link

ASUS ROG SS/SS3|DTS Sound Unbound motherboards :

Install/Update Process :

CLEANUP

/!\ If you already had Realtek USB Audio Driver, Realtek Audio Control/Console, Sonic Studio/Radar III, DTS Sound Unbound installed /!\
Uninstall them (Start > Settings > Apps) then restart your PC
Launch Driver Store Explorer > Check the boxes of all versions of drivers which .inf starts with (if you find them) :
a-volute | avolute | dts | extrtxusb | hdx | realtek | rtdusbad
Check the box "Force Deletion" then click on the "Delete Driver(s)" button
Launch SS3 Cleaner by right-click Run as admin
Press Windows key + X > "Device Manager" > "View" > Check "Show hidden devices" > "Sofware components" category
Uninstall these hidden devices by right-click Uninstall device (if you find them) then restart your PC :
DTS Audio Effects Component | DTS APO4x Service Component

INSTALL

Launch "Install.cmd" by right-click Run as admin > Automatic restart when install is done
Go in "Apps" folder > Install your apps from the Microsoft Store shortcuts

UPDATE

Launch "Install.cmd" by right-click Run as admin > Automatic restart when install is done

Note : Your apps will be updated automatically via the Microsoft Store.

- Realtek USB Audio Drivers (UAD - ASUS PRIME DTSX Ultra) :

Drivers : 6.3.9600.2379 WHQL [21/02/2024]
DTS APO4x Extension Driver : 1.14.0.0 WHQL [17/12/2023]
DTS APO4x Service SoftwareComponent Driver : 1.14.9.0 WHQL [31/01/2024]
DTS APO4x Core AudioProcessingObject|SoftwareDevice Driver : 1.14.2.0 WHQL [03/01/2024]
DTSX Ultra HSA SoftwareComponent Driver : 1.11.5.0 WHQL [06/07/2023]
Download : Link

ASUS PRIME DTS:X Ultra motherboards :

Install/Update Process :

CLEANUP

/!\ If you already had Realtek USB Audio Driver, Realtek Audio Control/Console, DTS:X Ultra installed /!\
Uninstall them (Start > Settings > Apps) then restart your PC
Launch Driver Store Explorer > Check the boxes of all versions of drivers which .inf starts with (if you find them) :
a-volute | avolute | dts | extrtxusb | hdx | realtek | rtdusbad
Check the box "Force Deletion" then click on the "Delete Driver(s)" button then restart your PC

INSTALL

Launch "Install.cmd" by right-click Run as admin > Automatic restart when install is done
Go in "Apps" folder > Install your apps from the Microsoft Store shortcuts

UPDATE

Launch "Install.cmd" by right-click Run as admin > Automatic restart when install is done

Note : Your apps will be updated automatically via the Microsoft Store.


OS requirements : Windows 10 64 bit or more recent.
Hardware requirements (AMD - AM4/AM5) : ASUS ROG motherboards with AMD 5xx/6xx series chipsets with ALC40xx codec.
Hardware requirements (AMD - sTRX4) : ASUS ROG/PRIME motherboards with AMD TRX40 chipset.
Hardware requirements (Intel) : ASUS ROG motherboards with Intel 5xx/6xx/7xx series chipsets with ALC40xx codec.

Note : In order to know which drivers package to use, match the audio specifications of your motherboard with the apps or ask me.


TIPS :

If you want to manage the drivers (remove old/unused drivers for example) that you have in your Windows DriverStore
Use Driver Store Explorer (Right click on "Rapr.exe" > Run as administrator).

If you want better interrupts delivery latency
Enable MSI (Message Signaled-based Interrupts) mode on all your supported devices (see the column "supported modes") with
MSI Mode Utility (Right click on "MSI_Mode_Utility_v3.exe" > Run as administrator).

If you experience crackling, popping, audio stutter
Disable hibernation (Fast Startup included).
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Jimbo93 wrote:
That doesn't sound good, jsq2627. I think there are steps posted by MoKiChU around here somewhere on how to cleanup the drivers.


Actually, I cleaned up and retried several times, and even reinstalled my win11.
But unluckily, I cannot get my FW rollback to the initial one (that reports PID_1917). and even with the old drivers after a clean Win11 install, SS3 & Realtek Audio Console doesn't work anymore.

jsq2627 wrote:
Actually, I cleaned up and retried several times, and even reinstalled my win11.
But unluckily, I cannot get my FW rollback to the initial one (that reports PID_1917). and even with the old drivers after a clean Win11 install, SS3 & Realtek Audio Console doesn't work anymore.


Not sure this is much help, my thinking would be that best driver package to try is earliest one from the asus support site. And only install it after making sure all realtek is uninstalled. I would even shut off/pause windows updates or just disable network while you uninstall and remove drivers by clean-up with Driver Store Explorer and then last check show hidden devices in device manager and delete them. Then try those original drivers/apps.

Now hopefully someone with actual experience in this situation will add their experience.

Edit to add this: Maybe a BIOS reset to defaults would not be a bad idea.

Jimbo93 wrote:
Not sure this is much help, my thinking would be that best driver package to try is earliest one from the asus support site. And only install it after making sure all realtek is uninstalled. I would even shut off/pause windows updates or just disable network while you uninstall and remove drivers by clean-up with Driver Store Explorer and then last check show hidden devices in device manager and delete them. Then try those original drivers/apps.

Now hopefully someone with actual experience in this situation will add their experience.

Edit to add this: Maybe a BIOS reset to defaults would not be a bad idea.


One more suggestion. Cleanup temp files and prefetch files before the driver installation.

jsq2627 wrote:
I have a ROG Strix TRX40-E mobo. After recent audio driver updates, the VID & PID suddenly changed. It was VID_0B05&PID_1917 before. But now it becomes VID_0B05&PID_1918. And the SS3 & Realtek Audio Console no longer works (probably because PID_1918 is not listed in ExtRtkUsb & AVoluteSS3Ext.inf, thus related software components not loading).

In the device manager, there is a hidden "Realtek USB Audio" device that has VID_0B05&PID_1917. After removing the old drivers in the driver store, the hidden device disappears.

I found the firmware of Realtek USB audio got silently updated after updating the driver. The FW version now is 4.302.0000-0007.0000.

BTW the mic volume is extremely low (I have a high-end 3.5mm camera microphone, which works well on camera & iPhone & MacBook). I tried different versions of drivers and cannot get it fixed.

This FW update tool (https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/01AUDIO/USB_Audio_FW_Update_Tool_VID0B05_2021-11-25_ASUS.zip) doesn't recognize my device. But I found another FW update tool provided by asrock (https://www.asrock.com/support/faq.asp?id=488) that can recognize my audio device.
:rolleyes: I can even flash the asrock firmware and use the asrock drivers. Flashing the asrock firmware will cause the VID & PID to change to the asrock one (VID_26CE&PID_0A01). To roll back to the asus FW, I just install the latest driver here and manually load it in the device manager. It looks like the driver will update the FW when loaded.


Update: I have a solution!!!

By doing some reverse engineering on RTUSBAIODAT.DAT, I extracted the correct firmware for VID_0B05 & HID_1917. After flashing the firmware, everything is back! SS3 & Realtek console works now.

For anyone who has the same problem as me:
1. Download the flashing tool mentioned here: https://www.asrock.com/support/faq.asp?id=488
2. Extract the files, DELETE the bundled firmware file (`ALC4050.rfw`).
3. Download this firmware (ALC1220-VB-0B05-1917.rfw): https://mega.nz/file/kVswlbBJ#EYHgyRhOayGROm19wdO-BK1_h2DzeLrGcS5zL3TUY1Y
4. Put `ALC1220-VB-0B05-1917.rfw` next to the executable `UacCodecDownload_AllInOne_RsProxy_2.64.10(2018-11-16).exe`.
5. Run `UacCodecDownload_AllInOne_RsProxy_2.64.10(2018-11-16).exe`, flashing the firmware.

The low mic issue is also fixed once firmware & driver loads correctly.

Hello and thank you for your help. For a Strix Z690-E I'm assuming I download the first link? Is there a reason this isn't updated on the official drivers page? Thanks again.

LDFiberman1 wrote:
MoKiChU, Thank You so very much.....

That's what I thought, but I'm still having issue with the drivers, popping on startup. Even with a clean Windows 10 Pro install. If the default driver install at clean install, no popping what so ever, but as soon as you use these drivers, it happens....

Don't know what the deal is.... But do appreciated your help.:D


Hi,

- If you experience crackling, popping, audio stutter only on startup or shutdown, and that this also happens with drivers from your motherboard support page, but it doesn't happen with generic Microsoft built-in drivers, it's not really an issue, it is the switching power on/off of the amplification that generic Microsoft built-in drivers don't know how to use/manage (hence the "issue" does not occur with the generic Microsoft built-in drivers).

- If you experience crackling, popping, audio stutter randomly and during audio playback of content, follow these 2 TIPS (also visible at the bottom of the first post of all my audio drivers threads) :

1) Disable hibernation :

- Right-click Windows Start button then click Search.
- Search for cmd. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt and then click Run as administrator.
- If/When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
- At the command prompt, type powercfg.exe /hibernate off and then press Enter then close the Command Prompt.


2) Enable MSI (Message Signaled-based Interrupts) mode on all your supported devices (see the column "supported modes") with MSI Mode Utility (Right click on "MSI_util_v3.exe" > Run as administrator), then Apply, then close MSI Mode Utility & restart your PC.


/!\ Note /!\ : Do not go beyond 48000Hz 24Bits. If you go beyond 48000Hz 24Bits, DTS Sound Unbound will not work, and SS3 may generate crashes or lag spike with some apps/games.

Remidi wrote:
Hello and thank you for your help. For a Strix Z690-E I'm assuming I download the first link? Is there a reason this isn't updated on the official drivers page? Thanks again.


Hi,

You have an ASUS ROG SS3|DTS Sound Unbound motherboard with ALC408x codec, so :

You need Realtek USB Audio Drivers (UAD - ASUS ROG SS3-DTS) from the first post of this thread.

Follow scrupulously your CLEANUP process then your INSTALL process, for the next drivers packages that I would release, you will can directly follow your UPDATE process.

Are these drivers for B450f gaming?
I've tried everything but the sound does not work correctly SS3 is not recognized and closes by itself. I already downloaded the drivers from here and followed the steps correctly but...
I have an A50 headset connected to the optical output.

Zardoc
Level 10
Unfortunately these drivers have issues. They slow boot times by almost 10 seconds. You can hear a soft boom from bass when they are loading. To check, just remove the drivers (same way as MoKichu's advice). You will see boot times improve. Doing a boot trace closely shows the lagging is sound driver related.

There is absolutely no information on this driver neither from Realtek or any board maker for that matter.
However, the sound is good but not to the detriment of performance. I have opened a ticket.

Waiting for next driver.

itzjonjon69
Level 9
Which driver do I need for the Maximus XIII Hero?
13900KS | Z790 Apex | GSkill DDR5-8000 | Gigabyte 4090 Gaming OC

bogdi1988 wrote:
Which package do you recommend for the Zenith 2 Extreme?
@itzjonjon69 wrote:
Which driver do I need for the Maximus XIII Hero?



Hi,

You have an ASUS ROG SS3|DTS Sound Unbound motherboard with ALC408x codec, so :

You need Realtek USB Audio Drivers (UAD - ASUS ROG SS3-DTS) from the first post of this thread.

Follow scrupulously your CLEANUP process then your INSTALL process, for the next drivers packages that I would release, you will can directly follow your UPDATE process.