Appollo MVP4/VIA VT8501 On-Board Sound Problem

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Richard Clemance, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. A friend has a PC Company computer with the Appollo MVP4/VIA VT8501
    motherboard with on-board sound. He might not have the right drivers
    installed, because the volume of the sound is very low and cannot be
    increased.

    We have tried the normal Windows 98 volume controls, which are set at
    near maximum. Also the keyboard volume control is near the maximum
    volume.

    We have tried downloading drivers which are supposed to be the right
    one.

    Can anyone help? Hope so!
    Richard Clemance, Jan 20, 2004
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  2. Are your speakers powered? Modern sound cards do not drive unpowered
    speakers at a reasonable volume. To me it would seem that you have the
    right drivers if there is sound - just not amplifed.

    hth

    Baloo
    "Richard Clemance" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > A friend has a PC Company computer with the Appollo MVP4/VIA VT8501
    > motherboard with on-board sound. He might not have the right drivers
    > installed, because the volume of the sound is very low and cannot be
    > increased.
    >
    > We have tried the normal Windows 98 volume controls, which are set at
    > near maximum. Also the keyboard volume control is near the maximum
    > volume.
    >
    > We have tried downloading drivers which are supposed to be the right
    > one.
    >
    > Can anyone help? Hope so!
    Bee and Baloo, Jan 20, 2004
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  3. Richard Clemance

    Dave Taylor Guest

    "Bee and Baloo" <> wrote in
    news:1YiPb.18199$:

    > Are your speakers powered? Modern sound cards do not drive unpowered
    > speakers at a reasonable volume. To me it would seem that you have the
    > right drivers if there is sound - just not amplifed.
    >
    > hth
    >


    I would also just plug a pair of headphones into the speaker jack, do they
    get really loud?
    Ciao,dave
    Dave Taylor, Jan 21, 2004
    #3
  4. We tried plugging in headphones to the speaker jack but the sound
    seems just as low.

    The computer had been using powered speakers before the hard drive
    reinstall but has unpowered ones on at the moment. But we will give
    it a go with the powered ones.

    Thanks for your help.

    On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 00:32:30 GMT, Dave Taylor
    <> wrote:

    >"Bee and Baloo" <> wrote in
    >news:1YiPb.18199$:
    >
    >> Are your speakers powered? Modern sound cards do not drive unpowered
    >> speakers at a reasonable volume. To me it would seem that you have the
    >> right drivers if there is sound - just not amplifed.
    >>
    >> hth
    >>

    >
    >I would also just plug a pair of headphones into the speaker jack, do they
    >get really loud?
    >Ciao,dave
    Richard Clemance, Jan 21, 2004
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