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    Unhappy V Formula-Z Mic too quiet

    Hi everyone,

    I built myself a new PC last weekend and everything is working just fine. Yesterday I wanted to record my voice and it's not working at all.

    Problem description:
    My headset is plugged in. When I start recording my voice you can't barely hear me. The mic is just too quiet and when I scream at it it shows me 1/10 bars in control panel. If I plug the mic into my Laptop it works.

    What I've tried so far:
    - Microphone inputs in the front and back of my case
    - HD Audio and AC97 in Bios
    - AMD, RealTek and standard Windows drivers (newest drivers)
    - Microphone properties in control panel all at max

    Hardware:
    Mainboard: Asus V Formula-Z
    Case: Corsair 750D
    Headset: Sennheiser PC 320

    Running Windows 8.1

    Is there something else I can do?

    Thank you all for your advices.
    Last edited by SorahTastic; 05-21-2014 at 11:38 AM. Reason: Aditional info

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    This worked for me. I noticed some improvement when I did this, but still not loud enough I think. But feel free trying it. I had the best results for my mic without the drivers.
    1) open up the realtek audio manager
    2) click the gears next to the minimize and exit buttons
    3) under recording devices, set it to "Separate All Input Jacks As Independent Input Devices"
    4) let the program refresh. If you plugged the 3.5 mm mic to the back it will say " Mic in at Rear Panel(Pink)." Otherwise, it will say front panel
    5)Raise the recording volume to max, Do microphone boost if you want.

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array hax0rmort PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Crosshair V Formula-Z
    ProcessorAMD FX-9370
    Memory (part number)AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 2400MHz (2x8GB) R9316G2401U2K
    Graphics Card #1Asus AMD R9-290X-4GD5
    Graphics Card #2Asus AMD R9-290X-4GD5
    Sound CardSoundBlaster Z
    Monitor3x Asus 24" 1080p
    Storage #1Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - OS
    Storage #2Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - Game
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CaseNZXT H440 Red/Black
    Power SupplyCorsair RM1000
    Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB MX-Red
    Mouse SteelSeries Sensei
    Headset Logitech G430
    OS Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Network RouterAsus RT-AC87U
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    any luck sorah?
    -hax0rmort


    MOBO - ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
    CPU - AMD FX-9370
    RAM - AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400 MHz
    SSD1 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Boot
    SSD2 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Game
    GPU1 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
    GPU2 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
    COOLER - Corsair H100i AIO Liquid Cooler
    PSU - Corsair RM Series 1000W Gold PSU
    AUDIO - Creative Sound Blaster Z
    CASE - NZXT H440 Red/Black
    KEYBOARD - Corsair K95 RGB
    MOUSE - SteelSeries Sensei
    HEADSET - Logitech G430

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    Thanks for your suggestion but no luck so far.

    Here is a voice test at maximum settings and +20DB boost.

    The driver that I'm using is from RealTek (v. 6.3.9600.16384)

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    MotherboardAsus Crosshair V Formula-Z
    ProcessorAMD FX-9370
    Memory (part number)AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 2400MHz (2x8GB) R9316G2401U2K
    Graphics Card #1Asus AMD R9-290X-4GD5
    Graphics Card #2Asus AMD R9-290X-4GD5
    Sound CardSoundBlaster Z
    Monitor3x Asus 24" 1080p
    Storage #1Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - OS
    Storage #2Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - Game
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CaseNZXT H440 Red/Black
    Power SupplyCorsair RM1000
    Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB MX-Red
    Mouse SteelSeries Sensei
    Headset Logitech G430
    OS Windows 8.1 Pro x64
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    Is there a mic switch on the headset you're using to record? Is it on? I'm not calling you dumb, I just know I overlook simple things sometimes. I'm not sure where the hangup could be. You tried this headset on another system? Or whatever mic you're using?
    -hax0rmort


    MOBO - ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
    CPU - AMD FX-9370
    RAM - AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400 MHz
    SSD1 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Boot
    SSD2 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Game
    GPU1 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
    GPU2 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
    COOLER - Corsair H100i AIO Liquid Cooler
    PSU - Corsair RM Series 1000W Gold PSU
    AUDIO - Creative Sound Blaster Z
    CASE - NZXT H440 Red/Black
    KEYBOARD - Corsair K95 RGB
    MOUSE - SteelSeries Sensei
    HEADSET - Logitech G430

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