Intel aptX driver download

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  1. SL2

    SL2 Notebook Deity

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    This driver is hard to find for some reason. Intels own site doesn't provide it, and neither do most laptop makers.
    I managed to find drivers at dell.com. It's for Windows 8.1, it seems to be working with Windows 10 as well.

    Intel 7265/3165/7260/3160 Bluetooth:
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=90WTD&fileId=3506730032

    Intel 8260 Bluetooth:
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=100J9&fileId=3546946146

    -You should already have the Bluetooth driver installed before installing this
    -Download the .exe
    -Rename it to a .zip
    -Extract Intel Bluetooth Audio.msi and install it
     
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    Thank you so much, it is working perfectly on Windows 10 !!!
     
  3. Wojciech

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    Thanks, it worked perfectly on Sony Vaio Pro 13
    Feels good to improve after the manufacturer

    Wysłane z mojego F8331 przy użyciu Tapatalka
     
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    I tried this on a mini pc with ac 7260 and latest bt drivers. I now get an aptx notification when i connect aptx devices.

    What exactly does this driver do?
     
  5. SL2

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    It gives you better audio quality over BT (if you have aptX BT devices in both ends).
    The better audio wasn't the primary reason why I got it though. I was more interested in aptX Low Latency.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AptX

    At first I didn't even know if low latency worked on my Intel 7265, but then I found the settings.
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    --somehow did not get email notification on this thread

    Thanks, i now get the aptx logo when connected and on the properties page.

    I have some aptx low level receivers and on those that checkbox also was there.

    thanks, i have looked for an update for this file but could not find any
     
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    anyone tried this driver on an 8265?
     
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    well, im getting a new machine with 8265 this week so will probably try.
    If you have 8265 you could try it, this is easy to uninstall and just creates a new folder (HPWA) inside your intel folder.
     
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    michyprima Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would love to but I do not currently have one. I was looking for an internal, reasonably modern card with aptX to replace the Killer 1535 in my XPS15
    If aptX is not working on this card I have no reason to take apart my XPS as the killer 1535 works reasonably good.

    edit: the bluetooth chip seems to have the same VEN and DEV as the 8260 one, but the revision is different. linux also loads two different firmwares for 8260 and 8265.
     
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  10. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    Actually Linux includes BT audio via pulseaudio out of the box so BT audio works. But on W10 BT audio never works.
     
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