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My buddy and I are both having the same issue and I always shrugged it off after never being able to find a resolution as it is more an annoyance than anything critical.

The problem :
When playing a game and listening to music, any "action" sound will cause the volume of the music to lower temporarily. Same thing happens with Skype when someone talks, all other sounds drops in volume.

I know there is a setting in the options to not let Windows adjust sound levels when using voice chat but even with the setting off, it still happens. Is there anyway to stop this and just have all the sound levels stay constant?

Rigs :
Mine is my sig rig. Denon receiver with 5.1 speakers (not a "gaming 5.1 uber leet" setup lol) and on Win7, can't remember if I updated those. My audio is transmitted via DVI-HDMI from my sound card into my Samsung LED 6000 series TV with a fiber optic out to the Denon.

Buddys is : C2D e8400, Asus MB (can't remember the exact board), Win Vista, Asus Xonar U3 USB sound card, AKG 701 headphones.
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post #2 of 5
hmmmmm I really don't know. My first instinct would be to disable the onboard sound for your motherboard, but if your friend is having the same issue, then I don't know.

Try updating the drivers.
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edit - read your op more thouroughly
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The only thing I can think of is to make sure Skype is disabled from auto controlling your speakers/mic in options
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It happens with just a game and music, not just when using skype.
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