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    Audio drivers randomly setting "Amplify Level" to Extreme

    Note: I'm having this issue with a PRIME Z270-A. I understand that it's not a Strix mobo, though it is (obviously) a Z270 board. Therefore if I've popped this in the wrong section of the forum, I do apologise.

    I've recently bought a Z270-A board and am having some trouble with my headset (a Creative Fatal1ty) and the onboard audio. Basically, whenever I turn my computer on there's a ~50% chance that the Asus audio drivers set the "Amplification Level" to Extreme, with the Audio Manager saying "Your headphone impedance is equal to or higher than 110 ohm".

    This results in horribly distorted audio that is physically painful to listen to, even at low volume.

    When I set it to "Performance" the audio sounds the same as my old motherboard (i.e. fine), but it constantly resets to "Extreme" and the issue comes back.

    I have tried:
    - Reinstalling the audio drivers that came on the driver CD
    - Updating to the latest audio drivers from ASUS' website and reinstalling those
    - Trying front and rear audio jacks. No difference.

    Is there any way to disable this automatic detection and just force it to whatever I set it to? After spending so long with a bottom-of-the-range AM3+ board, I'm surprised that a fancy upgrade to Z270 has had problems with something as simple as 3.5mm audio.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

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