01-18-2009 07:55 AM
I'm running Vista Ultimate 64 on a Lenovo T500 Thinkpad. I'm experiencing an issue with my microphone input, which is barely detected by Windows or other programs when testing. If I try to apply boost to it, it goes completely nuts with static. Testing in Steam, I practically get static no matter what settings I apply. To sum up: The volume is horribly low, and there's nothing that seems to improve it.
I've tried playing with the Sound Recorder settings to no avail, as well as plugging in three different microphones with the same result: Low, but occasionally decipherable, volume. This suggests that the problem is OS- or hardware-related, and from what I've read on the internet (http://forums.creative.com/creativelabs/board/message?board.id=Vista&thread.id=4300&view=by_date_asc...), Vista seems to be the culprit.
I have no other computer to test the problem on, and people in threads all over the internet can't seem to find a solution to the problem, which, naturally makes for an inconvenient future using Vista. And playing Left 4 Dead.
01-19-2009 09:29 AM
PS: And this time, don't delete my thread without any notice, as you did with my graphics driver thread - please.
Your graphics driver thread wasn't deleted, it just got a new link when the T forum was split into two. Here is the new link.
Also all subscriptions were lost, to resubscribe click on thread options at the top of each thread.
T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.
01-25-2009 02:20 PM
01-26-2009 10:25 AM
An update on the problem Vista has detecting the microphones: By uninstalling the Conexant audio driver, the microphones connected are suddenly detected. The output of the microphones are, however, still very low the point of being inaudible - for instance to Windows itself, stating that some of the voice excerpts are too low to be detected. But at least one of the two issues seems somewhat resolved - or at least elucidated. Still need your help, though.
07-07-2009 03:38 PM
07-07-2009 04:22 PM
07-08-2009 09:33 AM
I just installed the Conexant audio driver from Lenovo (to replace the standard driver), and it improved a little...I think.
07-08-2009 09:55 AM
Mine works fine
Win vista ultimate 64 bit SP2
installed connexant audio drivers. Otherwise it wont work.
grab the latest ones from lenovo. I got the latest ones that were available July 1st.
the default mic settings are ridiculous. Mine was set to + 48db boost off the bat. needless to say, incomprehensible speech due to it being over sensitive.+24 db setting(100% vol) is perfect for my uses.