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Volume output from my pc

by phredman / November 22, 2004 8:05 AM PST

Just today,I noticed my volume output from my computer,is way down. I listen thru windows media player10,I checked at my control panel,the volume is at max,at the media player,it is at max volume too.
I use the speaker output,on the pc and feed it to the line in, on my stereo normally,I never need to go no more than half volume on the media player.
I have windows xp home,celeron cpu 1.70ghz,632ram
Any suggestions? Thank You

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Re: Volume output from my pc
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 8:11 AM PST

phredman,

Just some thoughts..

Have you tried installing the latest sound drivers for your card? (Do you have a dedicated sound card or is it "intergrated"?)

Checked all the cables and their connections?

Could the speakers be fading?

If nothing else, maybe it's the sound card itself. They can "lose it" over time.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: Volume output from my pc
by phredman / November 22, 2004 9:39 AM PST

How would I know which one that I have? It is the original sound card that was installed with the pc.Did check cables and stereo,all good.

Thanks Grif.

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Re: Volume output from my pc
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 11:23 PM PST

Phredman,

Determine your sound card in XP by RIGHT clicking on "My Computer", then choose 'Properties' from the menu. When that loads, click on the "Hardware" tab, then click on the "Device Manager" button. When that loads, click on the + sign next to "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers". A number of devices will be displayed, but one of them will indicate that it is an audio device such as "SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio" or "Intel Integrated AC'97" or something else which is specific to an actual card. (At this point, don't worry about the "Audio Codecs" or "Audio Legacy Drivers" listings.) RIGHT click on the digital audio device, choose 'Properties', then click on the "Driver" tab. Write down the specific provider/manufacturer, version number, date, etc. You can then look on the internet for an updated driver or you can post back with the information where we should be able to help also.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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