Realtek HD Built-in laptop mic input is too quiet/soft/low.
by Milleric - 4/14/10 9:33 PM
I have an HP DV9700t laptop with a built-in microphone. The mic picks up sound but it is nowhere near loud enough. It barely picks up screams.
I know it's not the hardware because I somehow got it to work a year ago. Since then my laptop was reformatted over the summer.
I've raised the mic volume up to 100 under the recording devices tab and raising the boost to +40 causes a lot of static and the input is still way too low.
I've tried installing the drivers off of hp's website but it wouldn't install saying that "No driver was supported in this package." I have a feeling that this is because I upgraded to windows 7. I installed the Realtek HD Audio and AC'97 drivers off of Realtek's site.
I'm really at a loss of what to do. I've searched everywhere and there seem to be way too many problems with Realtek mics to pin down what's causing this. Any ideas?