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  1. #1
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    ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero - Audio Driver issue

    I'm having an issue with my audio driver installation and this is driving me a little crazy, so any help is appreciated.
    I can only get sound from my speakers if I disable the "enable audio enhancements" option in the Sounds/control panel.
    The auto jack sensing doesnt seem to work, so when I plug in a headset to the front jack nothing happens.
    The "Sonic Stuido 3" app installed but I notice the "Radar" app hasnt.
    Also I cant find the Realtek HD Audio manager app, is that supposed to be present?

    I feel like the audio driver installation is broken but uninstalling the devices from device manager and re-running the driver install is not fixing it.

    Attaching a shot of my device manager with the relevant tabs, can someone who has this board confirm that these devices are the same as theirs?
    TIA for your help,

    Click image for larger version. 

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array RedSector73 PC Specs
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    I only installed the Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.8960.1 DH8 that I built, and it worked fine, no longer have hands on that system.

    I'd start with that and getting rid of SS3 and radar app. Also wasn't SS3 and radar, only CH8 with these applications (cant remember, just asking) ?
    There is patch in CH8 for SS3 and/or radar to get it working with realtek, something like windows update cuased it to disappear off mem.

    I dont use either so do keep up with it much, hope you find this helpful.
    Last edited by RedSector73; 09-04-2021 at 03:07 PM.

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    Thanks, I managed to resolve this issue with the help of this thread:

    My driver installation was fubar, the DriverStoreExplorer app referenced in that thread basically enabled me to remove all the driver broken bits and then I was able to succesfully install the driver package. Just follow the instructions there.
    The package you need for the CDH is the UAD - ASUS ROG SS3-DTS MB.
    Kudos to whoever developed that!

    I've installed the SS3 as well as the Realtek Audio Console from MS store and they both work fine with the CDH.
    All good!

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    ROG Junior Member Array WolfSchiesst PC Specs
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    you need to deactivate the driver option "Enable signal enhancements" in Advanced tab, then the current Realtek driver version 6.0.8960.1 provided by Asus for the dark hero works fine.
    Screenshot (sorry, only German Windows OS available):Click image for larger version. 

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array MoKiChU PC Specs
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