I'm new to these forums and I just got a G73JH-BST7. This is the one with the Mobility 5870 and Core i7 740QM (1.73GHz). Everything is fine except for one massive problem: VOIP DOES NOT WORK AT ALL.
I am using a gaming headset with a built-in microphone that plugs into the audio jacks at the side of the laptop. My Windows Control Panel picks up the voice from the mic just fine but when I launch any VOIP application, I can neither transmit nor receive voice. When I unplug the headset and use the built-in mic on the laptop, the same thing happens.
So far, I have not found a single VOIP application that works. This includes:
Steam Voice Chat
Battlefield 2 VOIP
VOIP in Source games (Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, TF2, etc.)
This is just so frustrating for me and it is compounded by the fact that I'm in a gaming clan where voice communication is a must.
My laptop has the Realtek HD integrated sound card and my driver for that is up-to-date (v2.66). All other drivers and Windows 7 are also up-to-date.
I've been looking around the Internet for solutions and it seems that my Realtek sound card is probably to blame for the Battlefield 2 incompatibility. I can live with that, but I can't live with everything else not working as well. I would really regret this purchase if I can't get VOIP to work. If anybody can help me out with this I'd greatly appreciate it.
ASUS G73Jh | Intel Core i7-740QM | ATI Mobility Radeon 5870 1GB GDDR5 | 6GB Hynix DDR3-1333 | Seagate Momentus 640GB 5400 RPM HDD | HD+ 1600x900 Display | Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 | vBIOS 93 | AMD Catalyst 12.3