Question B450 Aorus Pro, No Realtek Audio Manager


Apr 3, 2019
Hello Team,

I just completed a B450 AORUS PRO build, which incorporates the ALC1220-VB codec, however under fresh install of windows I'm not able to start the Realtek Audio Manager HD.

I downloaded the audio driver from the Gigabyte site and the driver itself works just fine, however no Audio Manager is installed.

I navigated to your website and from Menu >> Downloads >> Peripherals I was that there is no SW for ALC1220, so I downloaded one on random to see if it will work.

I disconnected the PC from the Internet and removed the driver from Device Manager, restarted the PC and installed the ALC codec. After the system rebooted I was seeing the Audio Manager in Task Manager >> Sartup, however I was not able to launch it - with admin rights and compatibility. Also I was getting an error message on boot.

So I remove this driver and reverted to the one from the Gigabyte site and now in Task Manager >> Startup I'm only seeing Realtek HD Audio Universal Service.

Please advise on the correct driver which I should install.

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Kind Regards,
Kaloyan Gigov