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Old 07-22-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
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Hi,

I have a Compaq Presario with Realtek AC97
sound card. Despite the volume being set
to the highest, it is not high enough.
This is especially a problem when doing voice chat.
I have an NEC laptop (not sure which sound card)
and when I connect the same headphone as above
to the NEC, I get good volume.

So I am suspecting the Realtek AC97. But
I am not sure how to make sure that I have
the latest driver for it. When I go the
realtek.com.tw site, there is no driver there
for AC97. There are various other sites
which have drivers but they seem to have
lower versions than mine. I am not sure
I am reading/interpreting the version
numbers properly.

Here is what I see when I go to
control panel -> system -> device manager ->
Realtek AC97 ->properties -> driver
on the compaq presario, I see this version:
5.10.0.5480 dated 2/13/2004.

The versions I see on websites that have
AC97 driver have A3.6 or such numbers.

Can someone please give me some ideas about
what I can do to increase the sound volume?

Thanks

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