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i play one game and while i play, i like to listen to music.
usually i can play winamp in the background on a volume of 10%, and start the game up with a high volume.
naturally i want the game sound to be louder than the "background" music.
with that said, over the weekend i performed a badly needed reformat.
now, between the o/s and the game, the audio is very inconsistent.
basically, i can turn the game audio all the way up, and winamp as far down as it goes, 1%.
under this setting, the music is still too loud and the game not loud enough.

after the reformat, i updated to sp2.
sound card is creative labs sound blaster audigy ls SB0310, drivers updated.
not using the mobo onboard but updated it anyway, realtek 97.
5.1 system, and it has a volume control that i use.
i have played with the volume control windows provides but no luck.
the game audio options are set to max.
either the game is not loud enough or the o/s (winamp, windows media player, system sounds).

i have uninstalled everything via device manager so i can approach the situation fresh when i get home.
any tips ??
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try double clicking the speaker icon down by the clock and check all the levels like the Wave level, etc.
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try double clicking the speaker icon down by the clock and check all the levels like the Wave level, etc.

that wasnt it.
trust me, i played with every combination of windows volume controls, sotware controls, physical controls, no luck.
i said screw it.
just took out the pci sound card and updated my onboard realtek97.
got my 5.1 working, game sounds good with music behind it, o/s is balanced in.
havent tested teamspeak, but i know the mic is working.
now i have a screw, a screwdriver, and a sound card sitting near my computer.
party time.
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