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06-Oct-2004, 10:24 AM #1
Speaker volume too low.
I just put together my gf's new Compaq computer. She has an AMD chip and is running XP Home. Realtec AC97 on board sound. Polk Audio speakers with no volume adjust on the speaker, controlled by computer. Problem is the sound will only go up so far, which isn't very loud at all. Speakers worked fine on her previous computer. They are configured correctly. Any clue as to why this would occur? Thank you for any insight.
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06-Oct-2004, 01:13 PM #2
Probably the old computer had a sound card with a built in amp on it. Your Gf will need new powered speakers if you want louder sounds. At least the new ones are pretty cheap.
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06-Oct-2004, 01:34 PM #3
That's pretty much what I figured. I knew it had to be the sound card issue. Well, ya can't have everything for nothing so it's a fair trade. Thanks.
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06-Oct-2004, 02:51 PM #4
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Problem is the sound will only go up so far, which isn't very loud at all. Speakers worked fine on her previous computer. They are configured correctly. Any clue as to why this would occur? Thank you for any insight.
Have you clicked on the Speaker Icon in the System Tray and made sure the
*Wave* Volume is on max?
(Probably the first thing you checked, right? But, I had to ask)

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07-Oct-2004, 01:22 PM #5
Yup, sure did. But you're right. Sometimes we don't see the forest for the trees. I think it's a case of "Crappy on board sound codec".
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