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hey guys. sorry if this has been posted before, spent some time with search and went back to 08 but couldnt find a solution

so, i have vista, and a mic. and of course, they dont work properly.

my mic works, but it is always low, windows doesnt even really "hear" my voice when i try to set my mic up. it is working, as i can talk in vent, ts, steam, etc. but in vent and ts my pals have to turn me way up, and in steam i sound really low.

i have uninstalled and reinstalled my sound card drivers, to no avail.
in control panel>sound>recording>properties my mic volume is turned all the way up. and i can not find any sound card software where i can adjust anything

am i missing something simple here? does anyone have a fix for this?

thx
 

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Mic boost all the way up?
 
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i've seen that mentioned in ohter places but have never found that setting. i assumed mic boost was the mic volume in the contorl panel.
 
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ok, i've done some checking, and i'm 100% positive that my computer does not have/support mic boost
 
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If you don't have the boost option your drivers are installed correctly.
 

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sigh, crappy vista sound support
 

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soundblaster x-fi xtreme audio. came with the MB. im using the latest drivers for it - should i try uninstalling them and using the windows drivers?
 

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soundblaster x-fi xtreme audio. came with the MB. im using the latest drivers for it - should i try uninstalling them and using the windows drivers?
un install them. let windows install drivers. then try installing the creative drivers again (after a reboot when windows installs them) make sure you download the creative suite and not just the drivers.
 
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will do - i'll give that a try otnight when i get home.
 
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soundblaster x-fi xtreme audio. came with the MB. im using the latest drivers for it - should i try uninstalling them and using the windows drivers?
My Asus boards that have X-Fi based sound cards actually use Via chips and need Via drivers. Check your driver disc for some, and/or download the latest ones. I had almost the exact same issue with the current card I'm using right now. I figured my "Creative" card didn't need Via drivers and wondered why the disc had them. But without the Via drivers absolutely nothing worked right and I didn't have the mic boost option either.