Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Why does my microphone work better on my laptop?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Why does my microphone work better on my laptop?


    I just got myself a brand new PC with Windows 8.
    My problem is getting my mic to work the same way it did with my laptop with windows 7 64 bit (Worked perfectly, microphone level at 47 and boost at 10db).
    I've tried everything, and even with microphone level at 100 and boost to 30db its just alot of background noise and still low volume.
    Disabled everything on the enhancement tab, and i've tried everything on the other forums. And yes, i've updated my Realtek drivers to the lastest version. So i'm down to maybe something with the motherboard, or bios?

    Really need your help guys, i use Skype daily, and now its not working!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You might have a loose connection between the mic jack and the rear panel of the MB. Can you try to connect from the front panel ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Still nothing, tried rear and front jack. Any other tips?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    No PC spec's. We are just guessing and have no idea what we are dealing with.

    One comment on the RealTek drivers. The PC vendor's drivers, in most cases, are the preferred drivers. If you updated them to the generic drivers from RealTek, I would suggest going back to the PC vendor's driver. Even the RealTek site has a statement to use the Vendor drivers, even though they make drivers available.

    Otherwise, since it is a new PC, the PC vendor's support would be the place to start. If there is some hardware issue, the PC vendor is the only one that can get it corrected under warranty.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Why does my microphone work better on my laptop?
Related Threads
Hello, recently I was having some issues with my sound on my computer (I could not open my volume mixer) so I was given the advice to run a "sfc/scannow" in CMD. The scan fixed that issue, along with generally making my computer faster (I suspect I had some issues with my hard drive aswell). The...
Hi, I have a new windows 8.1 laptop and my built in microphone does not work. When I plugin an external headphones that includes microphone, it works. I have checked the Device Manager and the microphone is enabled. I checked and the driver is updated. Any idea what is wrong? Thanks in advance...
I am trying to load Lexmark 5470 printer and get "enable bidirectional communication" error message. I am trying to load it on a brand new Toshiba laptop running 8.1 Suggested fix is to go to "ports" tab in the printer dialog box and enable it. I can't find the enable box to click. Any thoughts on...
I have an hp laptop that i used to use to play games on using my razer kraken pro headset and mic and headphone components work just fine the computers microphone set up can hear me clearly and everything is fine. Although when I go to use it on my computer which I bought for myself for xmas it...
I have an HP 2000-2b10CA and I bought it FIVE DAYS AGO!! I was checking if everything worked so I shot a video and when I played it back I heard nothing! Then I found out it was my mic! I searched online and a lot of people told me to go to the settings and set it as my default device but IT...
Will Windows 8 work on my laptop? in Drivers & Hardware
I have the HPDV692ea which I bought back in 2008. I just wanted to know if windows 8 will run smoothly on my laptop like it does on demonstrations videos I've seen on you tube. Also I've seen it starts ups in a matter of seconds on some laptops, do I need a high end laptop for that or will I get...
Hi All, I was running the Windows 8 CP on my PDC laptop up until this weekend when that machine died. I picked up an Asus R500V from Micro Center. Everything seemed to be OK, but when I hook a second monitor up to the laptop nothing happens. The laptop my come out of power save for a second...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook