|19 Jun 2011||#1|
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Quiet Headset Mic + Webcam Interference
I've been spending a lot of time on your forums over this past weekend, and have seen a lot of people have the same issue as me with a low mic volume within Windows 7. I haven't been able to find something that relates completely to my situation though (or an answer to the audio issue anyway). The TLDR is my new headset (HeadRush Vibration Headset) is too quiet, and my computer has decided that it is - despite being 3.5 jack based headset - the same mic as my webcam (Logitech 4000) which I am also unable to uninstall completely.
Here come the lengthier details of what I've tried and the issues I've ran into (with the oddest results bolded):
Before I discovered the webcam was interfering I tried...
I had considered removing all audio drivers through device manager as it seems like I have a couple too many anyway, but I'm a little scared to do so with my luck with audio and seeing as they all appear very generic, I'm not sure how easily they'd be replaced:
Also, here's what my Audio Devices look like. There are a couple of extra options (disabled) that don't exist anyway. I think these resulted from testing different connections, and I'm not sure if they would be interfering somehow, too. As it is, the Realtek Digital Output options show sound but I hear nothing from them, and it seems a little odd to me that CD Audio exists in my Recording Devices:
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|19 Jun 2011||#2|
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Just had a weird issue after upping my dB to 30 in Realtek. The program started an endless loop of not recognizing the mic as a mic, and kept asking me to re-affirm that it was the mic. I would hear the noise in-between this, but it refused to set it so I had to uninstall Realtek yet again. This time I've installed the version from MSI instead of the link provided here. Their version is 6363. And now I hear quiet audio through the headphones even with the volume all the way down on them (not on the pc itself). They are the only 'speakers' connected at this point. I'm not sure my sanity can take another Realtek installation (and restartx2) at this point
Edit: Fixed the below issues with a very scary system restore.
And now I have all these extra options:
I fear I'm going to break it more. +_+ I just realized that now my xbox 360 controller is not working with the computer. Two of the lower front usb jacks just don't seem to detect it at all, though they do detect the headset, and the top usb jacks just cause it to endlessly blink like it's trying to find the computer.
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