EDIT: I just found out that this is most likely because my driver
thinks the speakers are plugged in and lowers the sound. I tried on another computer, once in the speaker jack (it was low), then in the headphone jack (it was high). Would it work if I made the speaker jack a headphone jack by remapping the outputs in the registry?
Hi there! I recently upgraded my motherboard to an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX and did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
After installing all the drivers
, I noticed that my sound was playing extremely low in my headphones (I don't have speakers). I did not have that problem with my old motherboard. When I open the volume control, the meter is at maximum but the green line only jolts up a little bit.
I should also mention that I plug my headphones in the rear green jack. There are 3 audio jacks on my back panel (blue line-in, green line-out, red mic-in). There are no audio jacks on my front panels (the jacks are there, but are not and will not be plugged in my motherboard). On my last motherboard I just plugged my headphones in the rear green jack and everything worked fine.
My headphones are recognized by Realtek and Windows as speakers, perhaps because they are plugged in the rear jack instead of the front jack. Not sure if this is related to my problem. I'm pretty sure the same thing applied on my last motherboard.
What I already tried:
- Reinstalling driver directly from my motherboard's site, then from Realtek directly.
- Adjusting meters in Windows and Realtek HD Audio Manager/checking device in device manager/obvious things
- Reading a lot of threads about similar problems via google and trying out every suggestion I found. None of these threads with the same problem as mine were confirmed to be solved by the OP.
I read something interesting: maybe my green jack is damaged. I tried remapping my blue line-in jack to a line-out jack in the registry using this thread
and I know I have the correct pin (unplugged and plugged headphones then hit refresh) and binary value. Yet after a restart my Realtek Manager does not show the jack as being remapped.
I don't know what to do anymore... This seems to be a great mystery of the internet, as I've been reading on google for literally hours and I found no fix, and there are many people with the same audio device and the same problem.