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Windows 7: No equalizer - what can I do?


02 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
No equalizer - what can I do?

Hello,

I had old speakers with Treble and Bass dimmers so that I could control the sound for different musics.
However, I bought new speakers without these dimmers, and I was looking for built-in Windows equalizer but I couldn't find any.
I opened my audio driver control panel which is named VIA HD Audio Deck and there is no equalizer there.
Is there anything I can do?
Maybe switch from VIA to Realtek (Does Realtek have an equalizer - or is it even possible to do that?)
and I am not talking about equalizer in programs such as Windows Media Player because I am also listening to music in YouTube

Thanks!


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02 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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03 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks but,
This is not a real time equalizer, I have to change it everytime, then save it, then save to config etc etc I just gave up.
I am talking about an equalizer that you can simply move up or down some bars and not mess with manually inputting numerical values which I have no idea what everything does . . .
Any other options?
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03 May 2014   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What is the actual sound chip that you have? e.g. RealTek? IDT?, etc.

For example, in my RealTek there is an option to set up various pre-configured EQ's or a graphic EQ.


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03 May 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Under Device Manager I see these :
-Via High Definition Audio
-Intel(R)
I think it's the VIA because it also has a GUI but the GUI does not have the equalizer like in RealTek
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03 May 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

That's why some motherboards cost less than others. In the end, you have to buy more expensive speakers, a sound card or supplement with software. Drivers are hardware specific.
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04 May 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Well my motherboard is very cheap
So I guess I just can't have an equalizer with the built-in sound chip.
Maybe you recommend any internal sound card or perhaps even a USB sound card is good as well? (but with an equalizer )
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04 May 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

That's odd. My VIA HD built in sound card drivers have an equalizer built in. I just open it up from the notification area and change the settings there. I just downloaded the latest driver from my motherboard's support website if I recall correctly.


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04 May 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ha! I found it! I now somehow have it! Thank you oreo, after you posted the screenshot I had to check it again and voilà !
I guess it was updated not too long ago
Thanks everybody in this forum !
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04 May 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Ha! I found it! I now somehow have it! Thank you oreo, after you posted the screenshot I had to check it again and voilà !
I guess it was updated not too long ago
Thanks everybody in this forum !
Sure thing.
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