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    New Microphone: Lots of Noise

    Hey Guys,
    I recently bought a new 'Logitech Desktop Microphone', which connects through the microphone mini-jack connection. It works, but unfortunately, there's a constant noise in the background which tends to irritate people listening. The microphone comes with 'noise filtering' technology (apparently), so I'm wondering whether this is causing it.

    I already have a pair of headphones, and I'm thus not too keen about buying a new headset with microphone. So, does anyone have any suggestions as to what is causing this background noise, and more to the point, how to fix it?

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    in control panal/sound and audio devices/voice/voice recording/volume in microphone/advanced try disabling the mic boost and see if it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curly View Post
    in control panal/sound and audio devices/voice/voice recording/volume in microphone/advanced try disabling the mic boost and see if it helps.

    Curly
    I agree...thats definitely the answer.

    The boost is sometimes useful if Clan Multi-Gaming but never use it for normal operation.

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    Unfortunately, I have Realtek integrated audio, and such 'boosting' options do not exist in that menu. Any idea how to disable it?

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    I'm not familiar with Realtek stuff but there should (I think) be a mic boost option in the software somewhere, doing a google for Realtek+mic boost brings up loads of links so do a search for the above or similar (realtek+mic options) and happy reading

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    Ok guys, bit of an update. I got my old webcam's inbuilt microphone working, and it does not suffer from any of the problems of the desktop microphone.

    I have reinstalled Windows, which should reset any specific settings? However, I still have the same problem.

    Any ideas? I might just end up putting it down to the microphone being of crappy quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenLCooper View Post
    Unfortunately, I have Realtek integrated audio, and such 'boosting' options do not exist in that menu. Any idea how to disable it?
    you dont have to use realtek software just go to the normal volume control (control panel) go properties- recording - and the advanced option bellow the mic. most of the times you can disable the mic boost there.

    Anyway after that the mic sound volume should be low so just speak louder

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