Solved Thinkpad earphone sound volume on Windows XP

November 13, 2011 at 16:37:25
Specs: Windows XP, 1.7ghz/1GB
I have an IBM Thinkpad X31 notepad running Windows XP and find that the sound output volume through earphones is not very loud, even with everything turned up to max. I used to run a Linux distro installed on a different partition and found that when playing the same songs on that operating system, I was able to get a much louder volume, to the point of distortion.

So I'm sure that my Thinkpad is tecnhically capable of producing a louder output, but apparently the Windows drivers for the built in soundcard are limiting the volume. Is there any way I can get around this by using a different non-standard sound driver or something like this?

Thanks for any help.


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#1
November 13, 2011 at 23:54:47
Try another sound player application.

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#2
November 14, 2011 at 01:03:16
Thanks for the reply, but it's a system-wide thing rather than something just happening with a specific sound player.

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#3
November 14, 2011 at 02:55:08
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Have you tried an addon usb sound card?

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#4
November 17, 2011 at 11:01:53
Hi. No, I've not tried it, but I think it could be an option. Thanks for your help.

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