Bug with Realtek ACL850 driver and nForce3 motherboard (SPDIF rela

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Jean-Christophe, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. This is FYI in case you end up struggling as I did :)

    Motherboard is Asus K8N (nForce 3 with ACL 850 audio chipset), connected to
    an AV amplifier using the built in SPDIF out.

    RTM home premium driver does provide stereo PCM sound, does does not
    properly recognize the spdif out, and therefore you cannot select it in MCE
    (consequense is no Dolby Digital / DTS /WMA Pro available)

    Windows update version of the Realtek driver (as of today) and nVidia beta
    driver produce the very same result

    The Realtek Vista driver dated 28 dec 06 from there website (version 6.1)
    does recognise the output correctly (enabling DD/DTS out), but it crashes the
    Control Panel as soon as you want to open it. You can fix this by changing
    the driver (no need to remove it, just pick the old one in the advanced
    options), but then you loose DD/DTS again.

    Hope this will help someone,

    Jean-Christophe, Dec 30, 2006
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