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  1. ryontheruler's Avatar
    This started happening the same day I upgraded from 8.1, but it went away. Suddenly it's come back worse than it ever was. I've tried uninstalling my Realtek drivers and rebooting and I've tried changing the sample rate. No change.

    This is INFURIATING. I can't listen to music, watch videos, play games without the audio stuttering and it's driving me crazy.
    08-14-2015 05:47 AM
  2. ryontheruler's Avatar
    I made an account just to bump this. Bump.
    Zauviir likes this.
    08-14-2015 06:51 AM
  3. Shreyans Patel's Avatar
    after upgrading to window 10 its started distorting audio. it seems well in realtek test. but when I start any multimedia file audio getting worst. please guide to resolve this problem
    Zauviir likes this.
    08-14-2015 03:39 PM
  4. VanixLH's Avatar
    Bumping this so it gets more attention.

    Like I said in another thread this is Microsofts and Realteks fault because even after a clean installation this is still a problem.
    Zauviir likes this.
    08-21-2015 07:47 AM
  5. doctorm3d's Avatar
    It happened to me as well. After upgrade of Windows 7 to Windows 10 - audio is glitching in all multimedia formats and applications (VLC, Winamp, web browsers), using a Realtek HD Audio 6.0.1 driver. Uninstalling and reinstalling the driver didn't work. They need to patch this seriously.
    Zauviir likes this.
    08-25-2015 01:25 PM
  6. Muessig's Avatar
    Have you tried downloading the most recent Realtek driver and going to Device Manager and forcing the driver installation through that route?
    ven07, ScottM2753 and geyesborg like this.
    08-25-2015 04:03 PM
  7. Tritonpilot's Avatar
    Same problem here. It's awful.
    Zauviir likes this.
    08-27-2015 12:35 PM
  8. doctorm3d's Avatar
    I tried it, installing via device manager the 6.0.1 build 7586 (18.08.2015), but still didn't work. I found these archive on softpedia.
    08-29-2015 07:55 AM
  9. Zauviir's Avatar
    I also want to bump this. I upgraded to win10 when it first came out, and I had the realtek audio/video stutter issue. I thought I could find a fix and I tried for days. I tried installing drivers from Realtek's website, I force updated my sound and video drivers. I tried running windows without my dual graphics. I couldn't find anything on anyone's site that would help, so I reverted. It's over a month past, so I thought the issue was fixed. ONLY thing I'm happy about is that I was able to revert to 7 so easily. I am so extremely frustrated by this issue that I really want to use profanities, just to make me feel better. Audio/video is the only thing for which I use my desktop, so basically, this issue renders my computer useless. I guess I'll wait two months this time. Win 7 works great, though!
    08-29-2015 02:55 PM
  10. bassafrass's Avatar
    How is this still not fixed? It's October and all audio I play is incredibly annoying. What's the deal? No solutions I have seen make a bit of difference.
    10-08-2015 01:54 AM
  11. bassafrass's Avatar
    I don't even have the realtek driver installed anymore. The new ones did nothing to help. But even with them entirely uninstalled the problem persists.
    10-08-2015 02:46 AM
  12. Hebraist's Avatar
    10-08-2015 02:51 AM
  13. bfree1's Avatar
    this is so annoying. my pc's audio stutters all the time. from what i can gather, no one cares, and no one is trying to fix it. so it looks as if the only solution is to back track to windows 7?
    10-15-2015 01:02 AM
  14. TechAbstract's Avatar
    this is so annoying. my pc's audio stutters all the time. from what i can gather, no one cares, and no one is trying to fix it. so it looks as if the only solution is to back track to windows 7?
    Change audio format to something different in Control Panel -> Sound. Find one that works best for your sound card.
    10-15-2015 01:11 AM
  15. Kadano's Avatar
    this is so annoying. my pc's audio stutters all the time. from what i can gather, no one cares, and no one is trying to fix it. so it looks as if the only solution is to back track to windows 7?
    Yes, you are right, unfortunately. I re-installed Windows 10 two times, even after clean install, the problem persists. For me, it happens every 30 minutes: ndis.sys and other processes cause extreme DPC latency (>200ms; yes ms, not s!), which causes system delays of about one second. During this second, audio stutters disruptively and video is frozen.

    I installed a dual-boot Windows 8.1 partition on the same PC and dont have that problem here at all, with the same programs used. So it definitely is either a hardware companys fault for writing bad Win10 drivers (my network adapter is from Realtek fwiw), or Microsofts for doing something bad with the network drivers. Since it happens every 30 minutes and Windows telemetry and keylogging is supposed to be sent every 30 minutes too, I suspected that the telemetry data sending might be the cause. But even after using a Windows tweaking program to disable all telemetry and other potentially privacy-compromising Windows 10 features, the problem persisted. So Ive written this off as a general Windows 10 bug that seemingly isnt given any attention from Microsoft developers.

    Im glad I didnt pay anything for Windows 10, else I would be really upset that this OS cant even handle continuous audio and video output.
    10-22-2015 02:29 AM
  16. booyabojangles's Avatar
    This has seriously not been fixed yet? I'm going insane. I upgraded fairly recently (early October) and even though my games' audio play fine, Netflix in Edge, Chrome or Firefox all stutter if I try to do ANY one other thing at the same time, like a tab or browsing in a different browser, or open a folder. It seems even worse with video playing applications like VLC media player. On top of all of this, I had to go through the twisty-turny hassle of registering on this page to bump this topic!
    12-20-2015 09:03 PM
  17. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Run all latest Windows update. Install lastest Realtek driver. Try different audio format, 16bit, 48000hz. Only happens with Realtek cards. None of my Creative cards has this issue.
    ven07 likes this.
    12-20-2015 09:36 PM
  18. mrkemak's Avatar
    What seemed to end up working for me was tweaking the connector settings in the RealTek control app.

    After re-installing the drivers it had two of my three connectors set for Line-In and Mic, once I switched to 5.1 and set those to center speaker/sub woofer and rear-speakers, the stuttering in my games disappeared.
    I.e. try changing your connectors so they are output only.
    It's working right now so I don't really want to experiment with it further to prove this conclusively, but hopefully this helps someone.
    01-02-2016 04:07 PM
  19. Sillypsybin's Avatar
    Yeah, I've been getting this too on Windows 10 with all the latest updates applied. This is not a stuttering problem. This is audio clipping due to low frequency content. NASTY speaker destroying square wave distortion, just horrible. This only happens with Realtek onboard sound. Does not happen with my EMU 0404USB outboard converter, but unfortunately that recently bit the dust, so for now I'm stuck with the onboard system. Changing sample/bit rates does not help. SRS sound is disconnected, so that's not the problem. I'm not a gamer, so it's not game related. This is just plain old music it's happening on. It's not software related, it happens on different DAWs, and music players....same problem across the board.
    01-13-2016 12:29 PM
  20. WolfGod47's Avatar
    I am also experiencing this issue, seems like it started mid term last year, I also have Realtek onboard audio and experiencing this over games both from speakers and headphones I hope they fix this
    02-03-2016 03:58 PM
  21. Ston3rPow3r's Avatar
    I reinstalled Windows 10 pro 64bit without connecting to the Internet and installed all the latest drivers all worked well with system restore points in between each driver installed. When I connect to the Internet and automatic updates goes the update from via technologies, inc (there are 2) installs and I can no longer watch videos or play music as it is all chunky. I restore the system and everything is fine until it installs again. Trying to watch a movie while it installs to see if that stops the error from happening.
    02-27-2016 01:08 AM
  22. mrkemak's Avatar
    Not a fix as such but - after wasting a ton of time chasing various different solutions to resolve this and be able to play The Division, I ended up buying a Soundblaster Audigy FX for $27 on Amazon.

    I disabled the onboard Realtek in the BIOS then installed the Soundblaster - the difference was night and day - The game runs smoothly with no stuttering issues, if anything I think the CPU and memory usage are both noticably lower.

    Bonus - the audio quality from the Soundblaster is better than the onboard was - and I didn't have issues with setting up 5.1 correctly like I'd had with the Realtek.

    Do yourself a favor - if the easy fixes like updating drivers and turning off other apps/services don't work - don't waste hours trying to fix it, try a discrete sound card and move on.

    Hope that helps someone out there
    04-06-2016 07:03 PM
  23. linuxus's Avatar
    Reviving this old post but this issue still seems to be plaguing people in 2016! I experienced the same problems as described here with Realtek HD Audio and Windows 10.One good check to ensure your issue is similar is that the stuttering is NOT experienced during games but it is while streaming/watching video/etc.
    Solution (if you can call it that): Disable CPU throttling.

    1. Edit your current power plan
    2. Go to advanced power settings
    3. Under "Processor power management" make sure that your Minimum & Maximum processor states are set to 100%
    05-23-2016 09:22 PM
  24. DanBeale1's Avatar
    Thank you!

    On my system, an ASUS X205ta with Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing, I was getting choppy audio, broken sound. The power plan settings don't allow users to adjust minimum and maximum processor states, but creating a new power plan fixes the problem.

    Right click the Windows menu icon
    Select Power Options
    Select "Create a power plan"
    Save the new plan.
    05-24-2016 05:19 AM
  25. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Just to add further information, I have 4X devices running Realtek audio (with the latest W10 drivers), one with 5.1 and the others with stereo, all analogue. One uses the Dolby Surround variant of the Realtek driver package. I'm using release version of W10 Pro x64, Home x64 and Home x32. None of these exhibit the problem.

    My concern is that some mobos/chipsets/audio chipsets are causing a problem rather than the OS or drivers, because from my testing the OS and the drivers are both capable of producing fine sound, so the variable here is the hardware.

    Hopefully there is a way to work around the hardware idiosyncrasy with a driver or firmware update to your hardware. I recommend you check your mobo forum and firmware downloads.

    Good luck!
    05-24-2016 10:17 AM
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