Realtek AC'97 Driver

Realtek AC'97 Driver A4.06

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Have you ever experienced a situation when your computer just stops producing sounds? And you checked the sound settings but nothing seems to be out of the ordinary? Well, there could be multiple causes for this situation but most times, the issue is with the hardware drivers. Most Windows PC have Realtek audio chips, hence, the problem should be fixed with a Realtek Driver.

Realtek AC 97 Audio Driver is a driver that enables sounds on your computer. Without a functioning a driver, your PC will not produce sounds even if the software seems to work perfectly.

How Can Realtek AC 97 Boost Your PC?

Realtek AC 97 is an audio driver, compatible with Realtek audio chips and motherboards. It collects multiple codecs for audio decoding that allow the operating system to understand the content of audio files and produce them with your PC’s software. Without this drive, the computer will be unable to play audio. Although the problem can be solved with third-party packages, it’s better to choose the sound driver of the same family as the chip.

Realtek AC 97 Audio Driver comes in a package with an additional tool - Realtek Sound Effect Manager. In a nutshell, this tool is a manager for controlling audio stream decodings and editing sound settings, such as equalizer and surround characteristics. Note, however, that you’ll have to restart the computer in order for these changes to be effected.

Installing this driver shouldn't be a problem even for beginners. All you have to do is go to the Drivers folder in your Pc settings, add a new driver and select the file with the driver that you received after the download was completed. Installation is intuitive and doesn’t require user customization. All you have to do is pretty much clicking on ‘Next’ and ‘Done’ - easy even for beginners, right? This driver is completely free and can be used both for Windows 32 and 64 bit versions. For now, it supports only Windows XP.

Realtek AC 97 Audio Driver Key Features Include:

  • A fast and efficient sound driver for Realtek audio chips and motherboards;
  • Built-in Installation Manager and setup file;
  • The driver includes Realtek Sound Effect Manager for editing audio settings;
  • Fast and hassle-free installation;
  • Available for Windows XP


Realtek AC 97 Audio Driver is used for correcting audio productions on computers with Realtek audio chips and motherboards. Without this drive, the software won’t be capable of extracting sounds from files. The driver is completely free and easy to install. With Realtek Sound Effect Manager in the package, you will have no problems customizing sound settings - the manager's interface is simple and intuitive.

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  • Last Updated: 2019-07-18
  • Developer: Realtek
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  • Version: A4.06
  • File size: 17.87 MB
  • Downloads: 1,902
  • Operating system: Windows XP
  • Filename: WDM_A406.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: 15365ee7a5ba313e10d0f2e6446a2dc9