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I have a dell xps 400 with front and rear

I have a dell xps 400 (xp Service pack 3 with latest updates) with front and rear microphone jacks. I'm plugging into the front (rear didn't work at all) and the input level is very low even when I max out the volume in the setup dialog and turn on the boost (control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Voice tab > Voice recording Volume... Button > Recording Control (select microphone and set volume to max) > Options menu check on Advanced Controls > Advanced button > Other Controls check on Microphone Boost). This is a Sigma Tel Audio driver (i've checked for updates and ms tells me they are the most recent - 6/14/2005 version 5.10.0.4568). Is there any way I can get this input cranked up? It's usable now but just barely.

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Start by going to Dell's website www.dell.com & enter your service tag under support, drivers & downloads. Window's update is just general listing & it doesn't know what driver you have, except that it didn't match thier data. Truthfully,thier data sucks & should only be used if the actual drivers from the manufacture are not available. I just looked up your model & there's 3 possible drivers. You may have the Creative Labs audio, in which case the driver you have is wrong. You can also go to www.pcpitstop.com & run a scan & at the end click on the "drivers" tab & it will show you if there's a driver issue & what revision you should have. Sometimes you have to go to the chip maker's site for the latest releases. Also, try a different mic if you can too.

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