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My microphone always forces me to hear exactly what the microphone is receiving. Is there any way to make the microphone only pick up sounds when I want it to (For example, ventrilo when I press the press to talk key). The only solution I've found is to mute the microphone when I'm not using it.
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My microphone always forces me to hear exactly what the microphone is receiving. Is there any way to make the microphone only pick up sounds when I want it to (For example, ventrilo when I press the press to talk key). The only solution I've found is to mute the microphone when I'm not using it.
Hmm seems I had this problem before, maybe disable the DB boost.
Are you plugged into the SC or front panel?
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Go to advance settings for volume and just turn down or mute the microphone. You won't hear it, but it'll still receive sounds.

Quick edit: Might be under 'line-in' .
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post #4 of 7
you might not have a noise cancellation mic. If changing the settings doesn't help buying a new mic might
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I have a zalman clip on mic and it is plugged into my x-fi.
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post #6 of 7
Double click your volume icon in the taskbar and mute the mic. That will only mute it to your speakers, so it will still receive sound and work with programs.
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post #7 of 7
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That is exactly what I had been doing, but I didn't know that the microphone could still pick up sounds then that was muted.

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