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I have the most recent drivers for my Audigy2 Platinum EX from Creative, but i have to turn the Volume up quite a lot higher than XP.

For example:

in XP a volume of 14 to 20 is used
in Vista a volume of 40+ is required for the same volume as XP.

Now in XP a volume of 40+ would take my head off that's how loud it would be.
 
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Hmm, check your sound table and try putting every section to the max(excluding balance) and then try to push in all cables involved in speakers in all the way. This probably won't fix it, but it is the only thing I can think of.
    
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Hmm, check your sound table and try putting every section to the max(excluding balance) and then try to push in all cables involved in speakers in all the way. This probably won't fix it, but it is the only thing I can think of.
Thanks for your help, but it's got nothing to do with that....it's a driver issue. Just getting a little peeved that Creative haven't realeased anything new since March and i wanted some input on whether others are experiencing the same thing with their soundcards?
 
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Have you actually tried the XtremeFX audio card in Vista yet? Set it to HD in the BIOS as opposed to AC97 and it doesn't sound half bad at all. The only thing its missing is environmental audio when listening to music on the desktop. But so long as you've got a good graphics equalizer in your media player you may find it to be a better alternative to your Audigy 2ZS.
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My card isn't a ZS! How dare you! lol
 
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in XP a volume of 14 to 20 is used
in Vista a volume of 40+ is required for the same volume as XP.
Thats called inflation imo
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