I am using an integrated laptop microphone and when I make calls the other person can barely hear me. I almost have to yell to be audible. I have checked for updates in my driver and in skype. I tested the microphone and it can pick up light finger tapping on the desk. I have adjusted and messed with all possible setting in skype and with my sound but nothing improves call quality.
Do you have any other options available in the selection box?
What do you see as the default recording device in Windows Sound Control Panel -> Recording?
Make also sure that you have the latest driver updates for your sound card.
Had the same problem. On windows in "control panel" in "manage audio devices" (it can be named differently, as I don't have english windows) select "recording" tab, select active mike and go to "properties" (button on bottom). Then there is "levels?" tab, when you can "increase mike efficiency" (it's slider in dB units) and set it to maximum level.
At least helped in my case - maybe will help someone else also.
Off Top - it's so stupid and unfriendly, that you need to go through registration process, just to help somebody with problems with owners of this forum software.