I use Pentium D 2.66 with 102GGC2 motherboard with Realtek HD audio with 1GB ram. My problem is when I record (in Adobe Audition 1.5) through LINE IN input from a cassette or cd player or FM player the volume level of recorded piece is just fine. But when recording through MIC IN input from a SHURE SM58 microphone the volume level is very very low even with top position of volume slider in recording control of mic in in the windows mixer panel. With same settings MIC IN gives -30db to -20db whereas LINE IN gives -1db. I tried with microphone inserting in the LINE IN jack with NO improvement. Can anybody please tell me the reason? Is there any configuration fault or other? Is there any solution to up the volume level of microphone recording? Or the solution is buying a new costly soundcard or mic-preamplifier? Thanks and best wishes to all members of this forum. jenaguru. __________ sorry guys when I first posted in this section I was told this is not the right forum. So I again posted it in Hardware Troubleshooting section. Now I am seeing this is posted here also. sincerely sorry. jenaguru.