The procedure for installing ASUS Realtek Audio Driver can be done in two ways. ASUS recommends users to use an automated installer package that will guide you through the entire driver installation procedure through the series of simple on-screen prompts. After installation is complete, all you will need is to restart your PC once. If the installer is not present, you will need to manually install the driver by visiting the Device Manager section of your Control Panel, finding the audio device that is marked as not properly finalized, and use the Update Driver feature. Simply pick the “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer” option, click on “Have Disk” and locate the INF or CAB files of your ASUS Realtek Audio Driver (if the driver comes packed into a compressed archive, you will first need to unpack it).
In addition to general audio support, ASUS Realtek Audio Driver also introduces to your PC a very competent configuration utility called Realtek HD Audio Manager. The user interface of this app gives users the chance to configure every aspect of the functioning of their audio hardware, including setting up a number of speakers (from mono to surround sound), managing volume levels, seeing the usage of 3.5mm jack ports and digital (optical) ports, support for back panel/front panel/digital ports, managing microphone levels, optimizing sound for headphones, testing the audio levels of each connected speaker, adding sound effects and loudness equalization, and even optimizing audio power consumption when your laptop is not connected to the charging cable. Users with a surround sound setup can access a wide array of customization for managing front, side and back pair speakers, subwoofer, center speaker, full-range speaker prioritization, center/subwoofer signal swap, bass management and more.
If you notice any unexpected audio stuttering issues, errors in function of Realtek audio manager UI, errors in audio encoding/decoding, or even inability of your OS to detect Realtek audio hardware, one of the possible solutions could be re-installation of ASUS Realtek Audio Driver. In the case of driver reinstall, ASUS recommends that users take a few minutes and find if an updated version of the driver has been released. A newer version of the driver that matches the exact model of your audio hardware and Windows OS version often comes with various enhancements of audio processing, new stability features, bug fixes, and security updates.