Question Low microphone sound / usb or pci sound card to replace the onboard?

manolaren

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Oct 11, 2015
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Good Evening. Lately for some reason the microphone sounds very low, almost not at all I would say. I have tried everything I could imagine, such as uninstalling / installing drivers, changing the microphone, bios settings, windows and realtek, but to no avail. On the contrary, when I try the web camera microphone, it works fine. Do you have a solution I have not thought of trying?
Also in case the onboard sound card is finally to blame and I need to put another one, do you suggest a usb or a pci? I think e.g. one of these two
Creative Sound Blaster Play! 3

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX


Because apart from the microphone the onboard card works perfectly, in case I get a usb I can only use it for the microphone and for audio playback I use the onboard at the same time or to have the usb I have to deactivate the onboard from the bios?

The motherboard is an Asus Z-170A.

Thanks!
 

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