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Old 05-01-2004, 02:12 AM   #1
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Using motherboard sound - too loud!!


Hello there.. on my second computer, I have a soundcard that isn't really good and I decided to just forget about it and use the motherboard sound (just plug in the back, no sound card).. but I find it's really damn loud, and I've just been using it on win XP for the moment, but is there a way to bump it down in the drivers or hardware or something? when I play CS I need to have it less than a mm above bottom - in windows sound config - even then it is still too loud. but when I play mp3s it can go up to about half way to be audiable.. it changes according to which programs I run.. is there a hardware way or definate software/firmware way to alter it so I don't get any nasty (VERY NASTY-- nearly blow out eardrums) suprises? even when I load linux on it (tonight/tomorrow).. is this going to change? I'm dual booting.. but I really hate the unstability in the volume... my speakers are HP ones that have no volume control on them.. plus I listen through headphones a lot...
 
Old 05-01-2004, 09:54 AM   #2
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LOL... take off the headphones before u blow ur eardrums....

are u saying u have no audio programs at all....so u can turn down the volume?

u gotta b more specific.....
 
Old 05-01-2004, 09:24 PM   #3
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I think I figured it out.. it was the WAVE volume that was up full and that disregards what the system volume is.. so when I play CS it is way too loud.. however, I did find out I can adjust the volume in CS, so that's a start. Though, I don't like the idea that it is all software based, because if a program overwrites that or they get reset to default (full).. it'll hurt.. I like the hardware option..
 
  


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