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Hey everyone,

I just got a Sager NP8170 in the door about an hour ago.
i7 2.0GHz (quad)
GTX 460m
6GB RAM
500GB HDD Raid0... the works!!

So i begin installing CoD4.. as you do
and suddenly im hit with incredibly poor sound quality with my Sennheiser in-ear headphones plugged in. Im frantically searching for a solution through the Audio settings but i cant find anything. The sound is very "tinny". There is no Bass at all. My previous Acer laptop has excellent sound quality, there is an option to turn up the bass, but i dont see any option like that with the Sager.

So am i stuck with this poor sound forever or are there settings i can change?. Games can look nice but half the experience comes with sound.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
post #2 of 4
Likely a driver isn't present to run the audio device... or something simular.

This is a peripheral device out of the 3.5MM plug?

If so it should be an internal sound driver.

Run a full driver check is what I'd recommend.
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Sager's have had bad audio for a long time. they cram the best CPU and GPU in and skimp on the sound card. Use the Windows EQ, or buy a external USB or ExpressCard Soundcard.
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post #4 of 4
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Originally Posted by Neokolzia View Post
Likely a driver isn't present to run the audio device.
Yes this was the problem, ive installed sound drivers and i now have access to increasing Bass.

Thanks for your helps guys
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