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KaoDome
19 hours ago, erp-ster7n said:

I'm not sure if these UAD Acer drivers will solve your latency problems but here are the newer drivers from Acer that include the HDXSSTACERNB.inf file for ID "INTELAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0255&SUBSYS_10251345":

Thank you very much @erp-ster7n! I gave the newer ones a try and they worked perfectly, I even get the same Realtek Console that got pulled out from the Windows Store on its own. No DSPs sadly. No difference that I could find in the Realtek Console, but hey, they worked. I used both to uninstall the original ones, went via the control panel and then used DriveStore Explorer to delete old drivers. After a reboot I installed the news ones, reboot again and that's it.

I wonder why they don't provide them for models that are compatible too, I haven't tried the ones you mentioned for the A715-75G, but the ones for that EN714-51W did work (even if the installation seemed to be a script instead of a proper setup utility). If they work, shouldn't they appear too if I searched for my laptop? And I'm sure audio drivers aren't the only thing outdated here... but this ones were giving me trouble.

The latency issue is still there, I think it is related to the system going into sleep mode (the audio system I mean) and waking up takes a while, enough to cause a noticeable delay on the new sound. But I'll try to leave a message in the Acer community and see what's up. By the way, are UAD better or should I wait for an HDA release that supports my card?

PS. How did you find them by the way, I'd like not to bother you anymore when they make new ones available for some model.

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erp-ster7n
3 hours ago, KaoDome said:

I wonder why they don't provide them for models that are compatible too, I haven't tried the ones you mentioned for the A715-75G, but the ones for that EN714-51W did work (even if the installation seemed to be a script instead of a proper setup utility). If they work, shouldn't they appear too if I searched for my laptop? And I'm sure audio drivers aren't the only thing outdated here... but this ones were giving me trouble.

The latency issue is still there, I think it is related to the system going into sleep mode (the audio system I mean) and waking up takes a while, enough to cause a noticeable delay on the new sound. But I'll try to leave a message in the Acer community and see what's up. By the way, are UAD better or should I wait for an HDA release that supports my card?

PS. How did you find them by the way, I'd like not to bother you anymore when they make new ones available for some model.

 

I guess your latency problem is related to a power management problem (maybe try disabling "fast startup" - google search on how to do that) and may be temporarily resolved by a reboot/restart.  As I said before, post about your latency problems on the Acer Community forums and continue that discussion there instead of here.

I found the 8931 & 8904 UAD drivers listed on Acer's support site - just look up those specific models like A715-75G on their site and expand the driver downloads section.  your Acer A515-54G laptop came "pre-installed" with Realtek UAD/DCH drivers and you should use those and not the "older" HDA FFxx drivers (meaning, stick to using UAD/DCH drivers).  Acer mostly issues new Realtek UAD driver version for newer laptop models and mostly don't list them for older models like your A515-54G.
 

edit - I recently found this v6.0.8942.1 Realtek UAD Acer driver that also includes compatible HDXSSTACERNB.inf & HDX_AcerExt_RTK.inf files.  updated Intel HDA SST bus driver for Realtek (SST) based HD audio devices also included.  and you can also download & install the Realtek Audio Console v1.11.217.0 uwp app directly from Acer's web site as well for the 8942 UAD driver.

btw, the 8699 UAD Acer driver is only good for Win10 versions v1903 & v1909 but for v2004 & greater you need a UAD driver in the 8900s like either 8904, 8931 or 8942 as they add or improve compatibility with newer Win10 releases.

SST = smart sound technology from Intel

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unrelated note - for those using other PCs that came with standard Realtek HDA (non-UAD/non-DCH) drivers:

v6.0.8940.1 HDA FF00 "generic" (non-UAD) X64 from MS Update (147.3mb cab download) - posted 7/27/2020

 

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v6.0.8963.1 HDA FF01 "generic" (non-UAD) X64 from MS Update (149.5mb cab download) - posted 7/29/2020
WHQL for X64 Windows from Win7 to Win10

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KaoDome
On 7/29/2020 at 1:00 AM, erp-ster7n said:

edit - I recently found this v6.0.8942.1 Realtek UAD Acer driver that also includes compatible HDXSSTACERNB.inf & HDX_AcerExt_RTK.inf files.  updated Intel HDA SST bus driver for Realtek (SST) based HD audio devices also included.  and you can also download & install the Realtek Audio Console v1.11.217.0 uwp app directly from Acer's web site as well for the 8942 UAD driver.

Thank you!! Those seem to work fine too and while there is no change in the Realtek Audio Console in the sense that something new has been added the part about Acer's True Harmony is perfectly aligned when at 100% DPI (this laptop defaults to 125%).

The only thing that has me oddly confused is the SST stuff. I was researching a bit on it because those new drivers (8942.1) ship with SST 10.24 and are newer than the previous 10.25 I had before. From what I could gather, I understand the .23, .24, .25 etc refer to the system you have. .24 being for Ice Lake systems and .25 being for Comet Lake.

Mine is a Comet Lake based system but it was one of the late models of the A515-54 line, most of that line have Whiskey Lake processors. The original driver has SST drivers being 10.23 (.23 then being for Whiskey Lake?). I wonder if I should stick to using the Intel SST drivers from the 10.25 line instead then, or maybe it's just numbering and whatever difference is imperceptible.

Again, thanks for your wisdom on the matter, I am running 2004 and I was using the stock provided drivers until now, so not ideal.

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v6.0.8975.1 UAD (All OEM, non-generic) from MS Update [posted 7/31/2020] - (drivers only)
https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=6.0.8975.1
 

@KaoDome: seems like you have a Realtek Audio Console app with a "dark" theme
 

The Realtek Audio Console app on some on my other machines using UAD drivers have a "light" theme like this one:

 

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and on my other machine using a Gigabyte board, I have this one with a Gigabyte logo on it:

 

 

realtek-uad-audio-console-gigabyte-v110206-8924driver.png

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KaoDome
45 minutes ago, erp-ster7n said:

 

@KaoDome: seems like you have a Realtek Audio Console app with a "dark" theme

 

Oh! they're themed! Maybe it is because I set Windows to use its dark theme in Windows and Apps? I don't get an Acer logo so many customized stuff, I wonder why they don't just go for consistency.

Yep, just checked, the light vs dark appearance is linked to the one of Windows apparently.

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erp-ster7n
On 7/2/2020 at 8:41 AM, erp-ster7n said:

v6.0.8975.1 UAD (6/19/2020) from Microstar International (MSI) [UAD MSI RTK]  [UAD MSI Nahimic + Nahimic v1.8.1 SWC APO] - posted 7/2/2020

UAD MSI drivers both updated to v6.0.8984.1 on 7/31/2020 - download links are the same

also

v6.0.8971.1 FF04 HDA X64 from Hewlett-Packard (HP) (sp105745) [release notes] - posted 8/4/2020
(for HP desktop/laptop PCs only - non-generic) - WHQL for Win10 x64 only

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