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Volume Trouble

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BlackFrancis, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. BlackFrancis

    BlackFrancis Thread Starter

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    Hey guys

    I have absolutely zero hope that anyone can help me, but I'm about to decapitate the person nearest me, so I gotta try everything.

    I've been running XP, hooked up to my stereo, I used to be heard in the next town over. I bought a Windows 7 machine and now all I get is a whimper. I've Googled this, I've tried downloading Realtek drivers, enabling "Loudness Equalization", and all that jazz and I can't do ANYTHING.

    If anyone can help, please do. I feel molested. Conned. Ripped off. If I don't have my music back I can't be responsible for what I may do to any unfortunate Microsoft employees I find. I'm about to cry here...
     
  2. etaf

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    how are you hooking up to stereo
     
  3. BlackFrancis

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    Auxiliary cable. Jack-to-jack.
    That shouldn't matter considering that's how I connected my XP laptop. Analogue is the future.
     
  4. etaf

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    so the headphone socket on the laptop
    click on the speaker icon and mixer - check the volume levels there
    next
    Control Panel>
    Sound>
    click on the device
    properties
    levels tab check - level and balance settings
     
  5. BlackFrancis

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    That only works to a degree. If it was something immediately changeable I'd have not come here.

    Win7 is on a desktop, while the XP is on the laptop - which further befuddles me.
     
  6. etaf

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    sometimes people miss the obvious so i usually start there

    however, are you using the headphone out or the LINE out on a sound card on the desktop
    they have different impedance and output levels

    on the desktop - the lineout would drive amplified speakers
    also the sound card can be set to provide different formats 5.1 etc

    whats the make and model of the PC
    and did you buy a seperate sound card or are you using the one integrated into the motherboard ?
     
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