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Windows 7: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 isn't nearly as loud in Win 7

10 Sep 2009   #1
js09

Windows 7
 
 
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 isn't nearly as loud in Win 7

my sound card is the SB audigy 2 zs platinum. Back in XP the drivers usually worked fine and produced the right 'loudness' of sound.

in vista i had to try a few different sets of drivers but got it working correct.

however in windows 7 the drivers that were automatically installed upon the OS installation do NOT play audio at the regular decibel levels.

It seems to only produce sound at the 50%-70% levels compared to XP/vista. i know this for a fact since i've done testing. it's annoying to have the volume up 100% all the time with it STILL not being loud.

any ideas? thanks.


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10 Sep 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by js09 View Post
however in windows 7 the drivers that were automatically installed upon the OS installation

Get your drivers from creative...

Edit...

Direct link for the Win 7 drivers for your card...

http://support.creative.com/download...wnloadId=10960
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10 Sep 2009   #3
js09

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by js09 View Post
however in windows 7 the drivers that were automatically installed upon the OS installation

Get your drivers from creative...

Creative Labs : Home Page - The leader in Digital Entertainment for your PC and the Internet
Well the drivers that win7 installed via windows update were the creative drivers i'm pretty sure. i'll check the site anyway, maybe there are new ones.
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10 Sep 2009   #4
js09

Windows 7
 
 

yeah.. not available yet Creative Worldwide Support
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10 Sep 2009   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Creative Sound Cards.

use the link under #2.

Edit: Almost forgot, as far as the driver through Windows Update goes, all it does is provide the basic driver, pretty much it is just enough of a driver to get the card to work; not necessarily work properly, but work none the less. None of the Creative apps or anything else gets installed. You want those, at least in 7 or Vista you need to install from that link I mentioned.
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11 Sep 2009   #6
js09

Windows 7
 
 

awesome, thanks.

should i uninstall my current audio drivers first?

edit: got it working! and the decibel level seems to be normal again. thanks!
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