Ok, fess up guys who stole my audio volume?

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Ok, fess up guys who stole my audio volume?

Postby Rob » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:16 pm

I've been battling with this problem for about six months now and give up.
My old PC HP t540 (uk) got too old to do the gaming thing so i built this new pc, dual core bla bla bla.
My old pc could play my music so loud that it could make your eye sockets bleed lol, i don't often feel the need but occasionally i need a blowout and this new fan dangled hd audio just doesn't cut it!
I ALWAYS use headphones as the PC is in the living room and "she who must be obeyed" doesn't appreciate the finer points of heavy metal.
I must start by saying that i am way out of my depth with audio...really out of my depth.
All i can tell you is this.
The audio is onboard with realtec HD audio drivers (up to date)
When first installed the front headphone jack on the front of the pc case would only work if i DISABLED front audio jack???
It also looked like it was only anolog sound.
I have tried every possible combination of drivers/settings/etc.
I gave up and fitted some speakers with sub woofer to the rear audio output, the system has a headphone jack but still has low volume on headphone but good output if i use the speakers.
All my music was imported from my old PC (MP3) could that be it? simply that my music downloaded and stored on my old pc was in a format that this new system can't play loud?
Fess up guys who stole my volume.
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Re: Ok, fess up guys who stole my audio volume?

Postby Salmoneye » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:50 am

Have you looked at the 'master volume'?

Double click the 'speaker icon' in your tray...

Make sure all the sliders are all the way up...
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Re: Ok, fess up guys who stole my audio volume?

Postby Rob » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:00 pm

Yes i've got everything on full i even bought new headphones but still no luck.

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Re: Ok, fess up guys who stole my audio volume?

Postby Gerrit » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:52 pm

Rob wrote:The audio is onboard with realtec HD audio drivers (up to date)

I'm no audio freak - I just have my (10 y/o) Altec woofer and two small desk top speakers connected and play my music.

I tried a headphone on this 'puter once and it was like you describe, way too soft. I also have onboard realtec HD but, unless it's hidden somewhere where I didn't look, there's no headphone connection - the connection I use (and used for the headphones) is the line-out.

Not that all this will help you - maybe it's the hardware, not suitable for headphones?
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Re: Ok, fess up guys who stole my audio volume?

Postby Rob » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:53 pm

Problem solved, i tried headphones from Bose £90, sharp £70, today a person who shall remain nameless came home and Jackie said (oops) "i got these headphones from the bargin basket at the supermarket for £5 do you want to try them?
They work perfect and my volume is back....You ever been in a situation where you didn't know weather to drop to your knees and thank someone or hit them with a piece of 4X2? :mrgreen:

Job done!

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Re: Ok, fess up guys who stole my audio volume?

Postby George in TX » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:59 pm

Sometimes cheaper really is better. I'm glad you're satisfied with your new find.
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