Fixed: No sound after installing Graphics Drivers on Windows 10
lots of user asked that there is no sound after we installed NVIDIA Graphics Driver. It is probably caused by a wrong default playback devices and driver conflicts between the onboard audio device and NVIDIA High Definition Audio device.
All NVIDIA graphic devices have a built-in audio chip. When the NVIDIA graphic device driver was installed, the NVIDIA HD audio driver will be installed at the same time.
The motherboard may have set this NVIDIA High Definition Audio chip to a higher priority than the onboard audio (usually this is a Realtek High Definition audio). So you will find the NVIDIA HDMI output will be set as the default output playback sound.
Here, we will introduce you how to solve this issue.
Solution 1: Reset the Default Audio Device
If this issue is caused by the Windows change its default audio configuration, you are best to reset the default playback device from Sound icon option.
1, Right-click the Sound icon in the taskbar located at the bottom right of the screen and select Playback devices.
2, There are two kinds of audio device. One is HDMI Output, another is Speaker. Right-click the Speakers and choose the Set as Default Device and press OK. The speakers will as a default device.
Solution 2: Disable the NVIDIA High Definition Audio Driver
If the onboard audio device driver conflicts with the NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver and lead to this issue, you can disable the NVIDIA audio driver.
Please follow below steps:
1, Open the Device Manager.
2, Extend the Sound, video and game controllers option. Please find the NVIDIA High Definition Audio and right-click on Disable.
3, A tips box is popped up: Disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning. Do you really want to disable it? You can press Yes.
Then, the NVIDIA High Definition Audio device is disabled.
4, Please reboot your computer to complete the change. After that, you can enjoy your integrated audio device.
Solution 3: Update the Audio Driver
If your computer had no sound yet, you can try to update the audio driver.
Sometimes, the integrated audio driver is corrupted when you installed the graphics driver. You can trying to update the audio driver on your computer.
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Many of players enjoy the NVIDIA graphics device. But they probably have a trouble which there is no sound when they installed the NVIDIA graphics driver. Hope the instructions here can help you resolve the problem.