Microphone unreasonably quiet


Nov 17, 2015
Hi, I recently put together my own PC for the first time and my Steelseries Siberia v2 (analogue - not usb) microphone is oddly quiet, even with microphone boost on. I tried installing Realtek's HD audio drivers to no avail. I don't have a dedicated sound card and my motherboard is an Asrock Z97 Anniversary, and I'm running Windows 7.

I should also mention that the headset and microphone were working perfectly on my old PC, a pre-built system I bought years back. Any help with this would be very much appreciated as I essentially have to shout in order for anyone to hear me on skype or mumble etc.