Thanks for more input of my topic, and if i can present the 2 snippit pics. i took to show the Device Manager w/Devices you can have a better look to see the Audio Controller that i was concerned if or of, when i was reading possible fixes to upgrade the Realtek Driver's 2018 dated upgrade that i believe is the most current (for Win. 7 64 bit too) version that is 2.82...
[Couldn't attach pic. of Audo Controller in Sys. Devices properties but the version driver is: 6.1.7601.17514 dated 11/19/2010 and shows Microsoft]
But i have no use for HDMI, at any rate, or don't have TV or monitor for it and so that would make sense or of why it wouldn't necessarily have much to do with updating its driver etc..(?) *(I forgot to mention that i have the Dell 980 Optiplex w/SSD and it's mini .. (that is Small Form Factor(?) tower PC).
Well, last night i went ahead and rolled back to earlier performance (time period before i attempted a few tries to get the 2.82 updated Realtek Driver, but oddly enough (and it is or was--it never turned out or that is ...) the 2018 date wasn't--it was something of an older driver that i believe I had in operation a few upgrades-timing ago...that showed 2016....date! Well...and then the audio manager dashboard was amiss and I didn't want to go into too much grief and decided to re-driver or at least the Driver for the Realtek High Audio (now) is version 184.108.40.20636 dated 1/5/2017.
So, with that bit of run-on (sorry for too much yakidy yak) for now, i think it should be satisfactory. Plus the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speakers (deal) add-on is a real home improvement. Or (one-room-home-upgrade:)).
On a more stick to the topic mode, what do you think or if anything, of the RealTek (different) issue I seem to kind of get into when i was scouting out to see if there is or was a newer upgrade for the RealTek driver??
Thanks a lot*
Edited by leis, 06 July 2018 - 11:59 PM.