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Audio quality and volume decreased after OS clean install.

  1. #1

    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    Audio quality and volume decreased after OS clean install.

    Hello everyone, I initially got this laptop in Windows 8.1, until I upgraded to Windows 10 and reverted back to 8.1 by mistake.

    (This is how my OS change went through, Windows 8.1 → Windows 10 Upgrade → Clean Install Windows 10 → Clean Install Windows 8.1)

    Thing is, when I upgraded to Windows 10 (NOT Clean Install, jus upgrade), the sound was working as usual, once I did the clean install, the audio problem started ever since. I've tried installing audio drivers provided from Asus website, latest driver from Realtek, latest driver detected in Software called 3dp Chip, and auto-install from Windows Device Manager.

    And nothing did the trick to restore my audio's original quality....

    Before, watching/playing games with volume of 50 or 60% was MORE THAN loud enough to shake the entire house, but now I can't even be satisfied with 80%.

    Not only the volume, quality degraded too. I experience less bass than before, and audio sound if one of my speaker isn't working.

    Did clean installing wipe out something? If so, how do I restore that? Though I've tried intsalling every single drivers I could find.

    Attached Dxdiag file, should you need it to help me out. Ask me for more information I could provide!

    Along with Graphical Stutter in-game, this issue is driving me crazy! help me out here... ;_;
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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    I'm not too sure, but when I uninstalled every single audio drivers and let the Windows install the drivers automatically, it showed 2 Speakers icon in the playback pane. When I tried testing both devices, I felt like if those 2 work at the same time, sound could sound the same as before. Anyone have an idea how to pull this off?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Speaker.png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Audio quality and volume decreased after OS clean install.

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