I used to use my motherboard's built-in sound chip and never had a problem with the volume applet. I could adjust the volume without any problem.
Since upgrading to my current Razer Barracuda AC-1, which is basically just a dolled-up CMI8788 reference card, I am unable to adjust the volume with any kind of consistency. When I try to increase the volume, it may or may not go up. Sometimes it goes up, sometimes it goes down. Sometimes, it goes to zero. When I open up the applet and look at the "Master" channel bars, trying to increase the volume when the bars are "locked" seems to split them up and send them in random directions. Strangely, I have no trouble adjusting the PCM bars.
I'm really not sure where to begin with this one...any ideas?
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