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I have integrated 97 audio in my laptop. I hooked up stereo speakers yesterday and they weren't performing well. The reason I knew they werent performing well is because a couple weeks ago i hooked those same speakers to my desktop, which also has integrated 97 audio. They performed great with the desktop, but not nearly as loud with the laptop. I have the newest drivers installed. The power line and plug were also the same socket so power isn't the issue. This is annoying me, I love music and I need it louder!
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Is the master volume adjusted properly on the laptop?
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Every single volume is all the way up, including the "pc speaker" option. I checked everything.
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post #4 of 9
With my laptop, I have sound problems, too. When I have everything all the way up, I get clipping.

I have also heard that some drivers limit the total volume. They do this to keep people from blowing their ear drums out. Maybe try an older driver.
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Ive tried many different drivers, and its still quiet. I just got sweet new headphones that make the sound great and a little louder, but id like more. My other comp has ac'97 audio also and it is much louder. Any other suggestions?
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post #6 of 9
It means that your laptop doesn't have enough power to drive your speakers. You'll need to get an amp if you want to get it louder.
    
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The speakers are integrated tiny ones. And the laptop is plugged in 24/7, so its not power.
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Intergrated laptop speakers arnt going to give you much sound. They do have a power draw limit. So it wouldnt matter if the lappy is plugged in or not. I suggest getting some headphones or somthing.
    
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post #9 of 9
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I mostly use headphones, and the sound is lower on them too. I have also connected big stereo speakers that had their own power draw and they were significantly quieter than when connected to my other comp. Anything i plug in, the sound is lower.
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