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Windows 7: sound volume/loudness low, help.

20 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
sound volume/loudness low, help.

I'm running windows 7 build 7000, whether it's mp3, wav, flv, avi, etc.. no matter what application I'm using; winamp, wmp, wmc, gom player, nero showtime, quicktime, powerdvd, etc.. the sound volume/loudness is so low.
so low it's lower than 50% of that on xp. I've maxed everything in volume mixer, but it's still barely heard, especially when watching dvd and dvd rips. for music I'm saved by DFX plugin of wmp, but for movies.. I need help.

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20 Apr 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

What sound card or built in device are you using?
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20 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Julio and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

If you have Realtek HD Audio, have you checked the following setting?

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version - Page 60 - Vista Forums
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20 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3

yeah I got Realtek.
I've arrived to this realtek page which has many "GO" link for drivers that compatible with windows server or windows 2000 or windows vista.
but which one should I download? there is no win 7 option.
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20 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Julio,

Assuming that you have got the HD version as opposed to the AC'97 version, then this is the correct page. This version, R2.21, is the one that I use, and it does support Windows 7, as indicated in the following file:


I use the method as shown in the following Tutorial for installing the audio driver, as I have found this to be more reliable than the one described.

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20 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3

I'm sorry but almost all of it is R2.21. I've downloaded the one on top which is said for Vista, hope that that is the right one, I'm updating my sound card driver into it as I type this. I'll let you know the result.
Thanks for your attention.
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20 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3

Thanks, it has been solved. Thanks to you now my room is banging
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21 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You're welcome, Julio.
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