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KillerSkivil

New Member
what happnes is that I will start up a VOIP service like Skype, Steam Voice chat or mumble the start of my sentances (the first 2-5 words) can be heared fine by the others in the chat however anything I say after that has the audio volume redused to a point where it is practically inaudible. reinstaling audiodrivers has not aided in resolving this issue nor has changing the pickup of the microphone in the control pannel settings, this has only started happening a few days after building my new computer, it was working fine for the first few days and has only started doing this recently.

the motherboard is an Asus Maximus VII Gene and the headset is a Steel Series Siberia V2 (not the USB one)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    i7 4790k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte ud5h-bk
    Memory
    32Gb HyperX
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 970 SC
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG free

fireberd

Beach Observer
VIP Member
Pro User
For testing, try the Windows Recorder and see if the voice level drops with that.

Also, try the PINK mic jack on the rear of the PC to see if works OK.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

KillerSkivil

New Member
Windows recorder is picking up nothing even when using the headphone jack on the back
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    i7 4790k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte ud5h-bk
    Memory
    32Gb HyperX
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 970 SC
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG free

fireberd

Beach Observer
VIP Member
Pro User
Do you mean the Microphone jack, and not the headphone jack?

Do you have the "Stereo Mix" set as the default recording device? I used to have a Gigabyte Z77X UD5H motherboard which has RealTek on it. I didn't have any audio problems.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

KillerSkivil

New Member
the headset is connected correctly to the back of the motherboard though I have been lead to belive that the new motherboard sound driver may need fully uninstaling and reinstaling as there is a chance that it may be conflicting with the old audio driver from my previous motherboard however in device manager I click uninstal and the driver does not uninstal
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    i7 4790k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte ud5h-bk
    Memory
    32Gb HyperX
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 970 SC
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG free

fireberd

Beach Observer
VIP Member
Pro User
If you install a new RealTek driver, the first thing it will do is uninstall the old driver, have you reboot the PC and then install the new driver.

What do you have listed in the Device Manager? You should have RealTek and possibly an NVIDIA HD Audio driver for HDMI audio. You may also have an Intel HD Audio (for the CPU). Shouldn't be anything else.

Try installing the R2.75 High Definition Codec driver directly from RealTek. That is the one I used on my Gigabyte motherboard and what I now use on the motherboards I'm using
Realtek
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

CountMike

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
Skype (and possibly others) has "Automatically adjust microphone settings", it may be overreacting and lowering volume, set it manually and see what happens.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

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