Using onboard sound, having problems with mic hissing


I am using an Asus P8H77V-LE motherboard and a Steelseries Siberia V2 headset. When I plug in my headset to either the front or back audio ports, my mic is constantly producing a hissing sound. Even though my mic volume is set to 100, it can barely detect my voice. If I increase the microphone boost, the hissing sounds gets really loud and my voice still sounds very low. If I use the updated asus or realtek drivers and check off noise suppression, my mic can barely detect my voice.

The problem is not with my headset because if I mute it, the hissing sound is still there. I've also tried my headset on a 4 year old laptop and I do not get any of this hissing sound.

It's really frustrating because I play team games with my friends a lot and they cannot hear me unless I increase the mic boost, then all they hear is a loud hissing sound on top of my low voice. I've tried using asus, realtek and default windows drivers and this problem does not get fixed. I don't know what to do anymore.
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  1. Hi just want to updated, I got a replacement at the store and exchanged the P8H77V-LE for a P8Z77V-LK and I still have the same problem. I'm starting to think its my headset but I've only used this for 2 weeks, and 1 week was with my old laptop where I had no hissing problems. If I use my headset on the laptop there is no hissing noise. Anyone know what's causing this?
  2. Did anyone ever reply to you on this?
    I had the same issue with my P8Z77-V Deluxe, which was then replaced recently with a Maximus VIII Hero Alpha, and still have the same issue.
    Changed out the location of my PC (even taken it to other houses) and tried 3 different power supplies.
    I have now tested 5 different headsets and microphones (stand alone and combo).
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