Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Microsoft Support > Windows XP Support

Sound volume not high enough

This is a discussion on Sound volume not high enough within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Hi, I have a Compaq Presario with Realtek AC97 sound card. Despite the volume being set to the highest, it

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
Registered Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 91
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2


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: 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?

dhammaguest is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 07-22-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
TSF Team Emeritus
Microsoft Support
Geekgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 15,478
OS: XP Home SP3 x3 /XP Pro SP3/Vista Ultimate SP2/Win7 Pro 64-BIT

Adjust Computer Sound Volume
Geekgirl is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Post a Question

» Site Navigation
 > FAQ

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:50 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2001 - 2015, Tech Support Forum

Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts


Partially Powered By Products Found At Lampwrights.com