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Re: Change W520 mic.

Might as well try uninstalling the Conexant package.
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Message 12 of 14 (313 Views)

Re: Change W520 mic.

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Hi all

If I am not wrong, it is caused by the SmartEQ, increasing of 31 and 62Hz causes background noises etc. during Skype call, even though it increases both volume and distortion. Therefore, disabling audio enhancement on the speakers resolve the issues. 

Use Windows or Dolby driver would resolve the issues. The fault lies with the driver, not the hardware. I am using Dolby driver and it's great even with Skype, no changing of settings required. Smiley Happy

Cheers :smileyvery-happy:

Peter
ThinkPad: W520 (4284-A99)

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Dolby Home Theater v4 (ThinkMix V2)!

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Lapt​ops/W520-Sound-Enhancement-Thread/m-p/451401#M155... 

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Message 13 of 14 (230 Views)

Re: Change W520 mic.

Agreeing with PeterTWJ's, the W520 mic is deceptively fine. The Windows drivers fixed my issues.

PeterTWJ, where did you find the Dolby drivers?
ThinkPad W520 (4276-38U), i7-2720QM, 1600x900 HD+, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro 1000M, 256GB Samsung SSD 840 Pro
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Message 14 of 14 (206 Views)

Re: Change W520 mic.

Hi all

Refer to this to improve mic performance
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/ThinkPad-W520-microphone-troubleshooting/ta-p/...

 

@ drewwesley

It is previously in the support website, but was discontinued.

Dolby driver

If you wish to know more about it (how to install, optimize, etc.), you could click on the Dolby Home Theater v4 link on my signature.

Have a nice day! :smileytongue::smileyhappy::smileyvery-happy:

Peter

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