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: 5.12.01.0038.4(36)
Audio Controller: SIS 7012 Series
Direct X Version: 9.0b
Any help would be appreciated.