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IDT High def, low sound

  1. #1


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    IDT High def, low sound


    Hi ! I got some problemt with the sound on my laptop after installing Windows 8. The sound is very low when i turn it on loud, i dont do anything in the properties to the sound card. It was perfect on windows 7 and on win 8 it is low. Any help ?

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Try to reinstall the sound driver:
    Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv6-6110so Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support

    If you have upgraded to Win8, the latest BIOS is also recommended.

    Update your graphic drivers as well.

    Some other drivers can also be updated as well (recommended after upgrade).
    All are found in the link above but only Win7 is available for your model. I recommend sound and BIOS from there.
    For graphics, see below.

    Get the latest ATI drivers from here:
    AMD Graphics Drivers & Software
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  3. #3


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Try to reinstall the sound driver:
    Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv6-6110so Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support

    If you have upgraded to Win8, the latest BIOS is also recommended.

    Update your graphic drivers as well.

    Some other drivers can also be updated as well (recommended after upgrade).
    All are found in the link above but only Win7 is available for your model. I recommend sound and BIOS from there.
    For graphics, see below.

    Get the latest ATI drivers from here:
    AMD Graphics Drivers & Software
    Sure, but win 8 is telling me that i got the ATI Radeon 7400M, and when i install the update CCC cant find anything to change
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Yes it's strange they don't provide anything.

    See this one from HP:
    HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC - AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver - HP Business Support Center

    But what about sound? Look in previous link the Win7 HP driver works on Win8 as well.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I did fix it, just needed to uninstall all the ATI GPU drivers and programs, than install it on new and reboot the pc.
    But yes, the sound card has really low sound. Dont know waht it is, but on Windows 8 the drivers are installed when it is installing.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Thee View Post
    I did fix it, just needed to uninstall all the ATI GPU drivers and programs, than install it on new and reboot the pc.
    But yes, the sound card has really low sound. Dont know waht it is, but on Windows 8 the drivers are installed when it is installing.
    Good. The sound must be the default driver. Look in device manager for more details, if it doesn't say IDT then it's the generic driver.

    See this thread for more info:
    Stereo Mix? Also, Windows sound driver.

    Here on my HP laptops, the IDT driver must be installed (HP site) otherwise I get weird speaker distortions and buzzings. Some other PC's are lucky enough to use the generic drivers.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Haha, i just checked my sound card properties, i had turned on the Bass Boosed, that make the sound lower to increase the bass.
    Thanks for info on the GPU !
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    You're welcome!
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