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showgo178

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#1 12 years ago

Basically, this is the problem. When I talk to someone on MSN, they also hear everything I hear through my headphones. I also hear myself talking on the mic if I talk loud enough.

This never happened before, just now. I deleted some old power mixer thing I had awhile ago, and then it started.

My sound card is an AC97 something or other. I think realtec.




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#2 12 years ago

Try a reinstall of your audio/sound drivers.




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#3 12 years ago

showgo178;3351013Basically, this is the problem. When I talk to someone on MSN, they also hear everything I hear through my headphones. I also hear myself talking on the mic if I talk loud enough.

This never happened before, just now. I deleted some old power mixer thing I had awhile ago, and then it started.

My sound card is an AC97 something or other. I think realtec.

Sounds like you're getting feedback through your speakers. Try moving your microphone further away from your speakers/headset, or reduce the volume level.




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#4 12 years ago

But the fact that he 'deleted some old power mixer thing' and then the problem started would make me think that it's a software issue.




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#5 12 years ago
Rookie_42;3351498Sounds like you're getting feedback through your speakers. Try moving your microphone further away from your speakers/headset, or reduce the volume level.

Definitely not this. No matter how far away they are, still happens at whatever volume the sound output is set to, whether or not any sound is actually coming out of my headphones.




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#6 12 years ago
marvinmatthew;3352558But the fact that he 'deleted some old power mixer thing' and then the problem started would make me think that it's a software issue.

Some audio software may include a noise-reduction feature that does its best to eliminate microphone feedback. If he had such software but removed it then any feedback present may become more noticeable. However, if this still happens even if the speakers are placed as far away from the mic as possible then the point is moot.

Now, if you're referring to this "Power Mixer", then if you uninstalled it whilst it was set to a custom preset then it would to an extent explain why what you described has happened. What I would do now is double check the Playback and Recording controls in the standard Windows Volume Control application, and make sure that the only recording source is that of your microphone (not Stereo Mix). Failing that, I'd do what marvin suggested and re-install your audio drivers. It would be easier than re-installing that Mixer application and playing around with volume levels and presets anyway.




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#7 12 years ago

Odd thing happened, A couple restarts later, Power mixer re-installs itself, and everything is fine.

I love my computer sometimes.