Alright, my mic has been so quiet you wouldn't know it works for a long time now. I've been to dozens of forums and done everything I can possibly think of(including several driven reinstalls) and nothing worked. I think I have finally found the problem though. I just found a screen shot instruction on what to do, and I realized that even though I have the exact same driver and version as everyone else I have a different audio manager showing up and therefore can't fix the problem. Here's a link to a screen shot of what I got; img502.imageshack.us/img502/2922/92826884we9.jpg Obviously something is wrong. So I looked in the program files and found that when I try to load the RTHDCPL(Realtek HD Audio Control Panel) icon, nothing happens. Anyone have any idea whats going on?