I keep reading complaints about Windows 7 volume being too low. Oddly enough, I find my volume too high. Is there a way to tweak the volume settings for more subtley at lower levels?
I hooked up a set of speakers to my computer that does NOT have hardware volume controls or a remote of any kind. It has worked fine on my other WinXP machine. On my new Windows 7 computer with realtek onboard audio, I have the volume at 1 and it is too loud. Its fine if I am watching a movie, but I really don't need this high of a volume when I am working at 3 in the morning. I went into control panel to go into the properties for my speakers. I lowered the individual levels for my front/rear/etc speakers. This does nothing to fix the problem because if I lower these levels, I cannot hear anything. I have to raise the volume up to hear anything. Basically, the default levels for my speakers were at 100. @100, my volume was at 1. When I lowered the levels to 24, I had to use volume at 7 before I can hear anything. 0-6 results in no sound from my speakers. If I go lower than 24, I have to raise my volume. If I go higher than 23, say 50, I have to raise my volume. So these levels do not help me at all.
The only "fix" I found was to add enhancement>room correction and add a -10 dB gain to my speakers. Unfortunately, this is not that great of a fix as I cannot go any lower than that not to mention this feels like an artificial fix or something. Any help is very much appreciated.
I have already tried updating my drivers through realtek's website and my manufacturer Gateway. I have already reinstalled OS. Gateway Official Site: Shop - Desktops - FX6803 25 Product Details
is my computer. Thanks!