troubleshooting Question

Microphone Volume Low

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I recently had a system built and am having trouble recording with a microphone - the volume is very low. It is built around an ASRock K7S41GX motherboard with onboard sound (C-Media) running Windows XP. The front audio jacks are not connected, I'm using the rear jacks.

I am using the onboard sound and have confirmed that the drivers are up-to-date. I have un-muted the microphone, enabled advance options and selected the "Microphone Boost" (which slightly improved the problem). The volume is still very low. I can record and boost the volume using "Audacity", but there is a bit of an echo (like I'm in a bathroom), as I am having to boost the volume significantly.

I have tried two different microphones that work fine on another computer I have.

Audio Codec: CMI9739A
Audio Driver Version:
Audio Controller: SIS 7012 Series
Direct X Version: 9.0b

Any help would be appreciated.

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