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The microphone is slow low with this mic. i maxed out the volume settings in both the windows settings and in creative's control panel.

I can barely hear myself on skype and windows testing.

anyone with similar problems?
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You've probably already checked this, but is it perhaps plugged into/set up as Line In rather than Microphone?
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It's a flaw of the card having no gain options. I ended up buying a desktop dynamic mic setup that I can control with a preamp. The free solution would be to enable your onboard and plug the mic into that. Just pray that it doesn't cause issues.
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is there a a patch or something i can use? i need this thing to go up by 300%...

Is there a mic booster/amplifier?
simple portable one
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What mic are you using?

If there are really no gain settings (I find that hard to believe), it would make the mic input useless.

You sure your not plugged into a line input? Sending a mic level to a line level would require a huge amount of gain.

Honestly just get a USB microphone (Blue makes some good ones that aren't expensive).
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What mic are you using?

If there are really no gain settings (I find that hard to believe), it would make the mic input useless.

You sure your not plugged into a line input? Sending a mic level to a line level would require a huge amount of gain.

Honestly just get a USB microphone (Blue makes some good ones that aren't expensive).

its a Audio-Technica ATR-6550.

used headers and directly to the card same result.

i guess its just the card...
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