03-10-2023 02:48 PM
03-10-2023 05:06 PM
03-10-2023 06:10 PM
This may not help, but....
I had similar problems on my Z690-E, which has similar Realtek circuitry. Tried different drivers, different mic, different connection (front/back). Tried methods to increase the "gain". Nothing worked -- microphone was barely audible.
I gave up and bought a cheap USB microphone (brand name is Jounivo, but I'm sure any of them will work) -- and there are no problems with volume.
My conclusion is that there are some REAL problem with the Realtek drivers and/or circuits, at least as regards an analog microphone. I just couldn't get it to work, so gave up and went to USB. I hate giving up on something that "I paid for it and it should effing work", but in this case I decided to just stop fighting it.
03-11-2023 06:17 AM
03-11-2023 07:13 AM
03-11-2023 10:58 PM
I tried that on both the Z590 and Z790 boards and the Z590 was able to play audio, but the quality was terrible. The Microphone, while showing as a Realtek Line-in device did not seem to be present.
The Z790 was even less workable than the Z590 system, so I have to agree there are some wired sound problems with these latest boards. I wonder if it is related to switching to the Realtek USB audio as opposed to Realtek audio.
Bluetooth works very well on both systems and the normal external speakers seem to work fine.
Guys, just in case it helps, I made the following notes after having terrible trouble trying to install all of the Realtek drivers some time ago. For example I couldn't get Sonic Studio 3 to work, no matter what I tried. After help and advice from MoKiChU it all installed properly (so I can't take credit, I made these notes based on his expertise). Bear in mind that depending on your motherboard you might need to modify things a little and possibly grab different drivers. Anyway, I hope that following these notes could potentially help with your microphone issues:
03-11-2023 02:28 PM
03-11-2023 03:06 PM
03-11-2023 06:23 PM
Hi Saltgrass, I don't understand the microphone problem to be honest. I'm going to see if I can find a microphone with a 3.5 jack and see if mine is working normally. I have Z690, not a 790 board so maybe like you suggested above it's related to the chipset or the board somehow. I only know that Realtek audio drivers can be tricky to get working properly, hence why I thought it might help somebody if I posted the summary of MoKiChU's cleanup and install process that worked for me...
Wish I knew more 😞 Just a thought, does your microphone work normally with Microsoft drivers only? I'm just thinking, what if all of the Realtek drivers are uninstalled. Could that help maybe?
03-12-2023 03:04 AM