[Solved] NVIDIA High Definition Audio Not Working

If you’re experiencing the NVIDIA High Definition Audio no sound issue, not to worry. In order to fix the issue, you can try the below methods, which have helped other Windows users solve this problem.

You can try the following four methods one by one until you find the one that resolves the problem.

Method 1: Run audio troubleshooter
Method 2: Change the default output device
Method 3: Roll back the NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver
Method 4: Update the NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver

Method 1: Run audio troubleshooter (screenshot from realtek stuttering)

Windows built-in audio troubleshooter can help you troubleshoot any audio not working issues. So you can run the audio troubleshooter to fix the NVIDIA High Definition Audio not working issue. To do so:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+S (the Windows logo key and the S key) to open search.

2) Type “troubleshoot settings” into the search box and select Troubleshooter settings from the result list.

3) Click on Additional troubleshooters.

4) Click on Playing Audio -> Run the Troubleshooter.

run audio troubleshooter

5) Follow the wizard to finish the troubleshoot.

If Method 1 doesn’t work for you, you can continue to try Method 2.

Method 2: Change the default output device (screenshot from realtek digital no sound)

To make NVIDIA High Definition Audio work, you need to set the NVIDIA output device as the default device. Here’s how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “control panel” into the Run box and click OK to open the Control Panel window.

3) At the Control Panel window, view by Category and click on Hardware and Sound.

4) Click on Sound.

5) At the Playback tab, select the NVIDIA Output device and click the Set default button to set it as the default device.

Tip: If you don’t see the NVIDIA Output device in the list, it could be disconnected and hidden. In that case, you need to make it show up manually. To make it show up, right-click anywhere and select Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices.

set nvidia output device as the default device

6) Click OK to save the changes.

7) Check to see if the NVIDIA High Definition Audio not working issue persists. If yes, continue to try Method 3.

Method 3: Roll back the NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver (screenshot from screen flickering in games)

The problem can be caused by the updated NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver. You can try rolling back the driver and see if it helps. Follow these steps to roll back the NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+ R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “devmgmt.msc” into the Run box and click OK to open the Device Manager.

open device manager

3) At the Device Manager window, double-click on “Sound, video and game controllers” to expand it, then double-click on the NVIDIA High Definition Audio device to open the Properties window.

open nvidia high definnition audio properties window

4) At the Properties window, click on the Driver tab, and then click on the Roll Back Driver button to roll back the driver.

Note: If the Roll Back Driver button is grayed out, it means you don’t have a newer driver installed and you can’t roll back to an older version. So this method doesn’t work for you. In that case, skip this method and move on to other methods.

roll back the nvidia high definition audio driver

5) Once rolling back the driver, click OK to save the changes.

6) Restart your computer and check to see if the NVIDIA High Definition Audio not working issue persists.

Method 4: Update the NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver

Corrupted drivers can cause NVIDIA High Definition Audio no sound. To fix the problem, you can try updating the NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver.

You can update the driver automatically with Driver Easy, which can scan your computer to detect any outdated or missing drivers on your computer, then provide you with the latest drivers. You can use it to download and install the latest NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver.

Driver Easy has the Free version and the Pro version. You can download and install the driver with the Free version. But with the Pro version, you can update all drivers with one click. Besides, you’ll get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee.

1) Download Driver Easy and install it on your computer.

2) Launch it and click Scan Now, then Driver Easy will scan your computer and detect any outdated or missing drivers on your computer.

3) Click the Update button next to the Nvidia High Definition Audio driver, then the driver will be downloaded automatically. Once the driver is downloaded, you can install the driver with the step-by-step guide from Driver Easy. If you want the driver to install automatically, you can use Driver Easy Pro.

Hopefully you find the article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below.

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