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Windows 7: RealTek Quiet Sound

23 Dec 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

rob123, that is a good point. Besides, some enhancements chew up a lot of CPU cycles (e.g. equalizer).

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23 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64Bit

Hi rob,

I actually solved my problems by doing something completly different:

I realised that W7, unlike XP, requires that you plug everything in to the right audio port. So the reason why my headset was so quiet was that the W7 thought it was a normal speaker. Solution to this was to plug my headphones into the front panel (which for some reason wasn't plugged into my MB correctly, so had to open the PC up and fix that) and put the 5.1 speakers in the right ports at the back. Now the audio is just as loud, if not louder, than XP.
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