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12-28-2008 12:49 PM
In order to hear the built-in speakers, I have to crank up the sound to full volumn. I am connected with vga to a HP Pavilion elite 9400t. I also have HDMI connection available. My computer was built on 8 Dec so should have all correct drivers, etc. Is this just a flaw in the monitor speakers?
Do I need to buy additional speakers? If so, what type of inexpensive speakers will work?
12-29-2008 06:25 AM
There's normally 3 places to adjust the sound in Windows Vista.
1) From the white speakers icon on the bottom right on you screen in the tray icons. Click once on it and and increase the slider upwards.
2) If you have an hp keyboard, most likely yours has sound adjust buttons on the top right corner on the keyboard. Increase form there as well.
3) If you're using monitor speakers that are builtin, then you can press the "-" sign i believe and ajust the volume from there using the + and - button on the monitor and put it on 100.
Hope this helps.
12-29-2008 01:26 PM
I have tried all those steps. It still seems that I should have sound without having to crank all the way to the end level. The monitor came with VGA and HDMI cables. I am using VGA, should I try HDMI hookup, or would it make any difference?
Could I use old speakers from my XP (Polk) HP monitor/computer? I am reluctant to plug them into this expensive new monitor.
Guess I will have to buy additional speakers, and I am at a loss as to what to buy. Any suggestions on what type of speakers to buy? My system has integrated 7.1 channel sound with from audio ports. I got a little overwelmed with the 6 pages of sound instructions.
Thanks for your response.