Increasing volume beyond maximum

Dell / Xps 210
April 16, 2009 at 06:38:24
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi guys,

I upgraded my PC from XP to Vista when it
was first released, and noticed that I had no
'sound card information' installed. My sound
works fine, it recognises it as Sound Device

Without going to the enormous hassle of
finding out what my sound card is and
installing the drivers - is there any way you
know of that I can increase the volume on the
system, maybe with the use of some kind of

I have volume full in Volume Control and on the
desktop speakers, but it's still not loud

Thanks guys,

- Joe

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April 16, 2009 at 11:22:19
It isn't a great hassle to find out what your soundcard is - Try using a utility like AIDA diagnostics (do a Google for it). Once you've got the correct drivers installed then you'll be able to get the maximum (design) volume out of it. You can't go over the maximum, especially using software, anything like that is liable to damage the card anyway. If you want more volume after that get some better powered speakers.

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June 13, 2009 at 12:25:42
I have the same problem. Vista (or in my case Windows 7 RC) just recognizes it as a "High Definition Audio Device" and assigns it a generic Microsoft driver. It works fine for most things, but some videos from Netflix Instant Play are just too quiet. I've tried it in both IE 8 and Firefox 3.0.11. All the controls (system tray, control panel, Netflix window) are all maxed out. This is where I think some sort of booster would really help. Any ideas?

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