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Windows 7: Can my sound card make 5.1 speakers work?

30 Oct 2010   #1
Ikkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Can my sound card make 5.1 speakers work?

Hi,
I'd like to buy a set of 5.1 surround speakers, but I don't know wether my sound card is able to make 5.1 speakers work, and I can't seem to find the answer by googling...
So, I used Everest to identify my sound car : it seems I've got two :





then I went to the Settings Panel, and Realtek won't let me choose Surroun instead of Stereo :


so I went to the sound settings and got this, which seems to indicate my Nvidia sound card isn't activated?! :




So, my question is : does my sound card have the ability to make 5.1 speakers work, and if yes, how should I proceed?

Thank you for your help


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30 Oct 2010   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hello and welcome to the forums please give some more details of the pc you are using here is a good program to find out its called speccy Piriform - Download
on the rear of the pc what connections do you have on the motherboard and the graphics card?


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30 Oct 2010   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have you tried to adjust the speakers via the windows properties ?


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30 Oct 2010   #4
Ikkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I've just installed Speccy, what do you want to know? There's a huge lot of information there, I can't just dump it all on the forum^^
As for connections on the pc, I've got a few usb connections, an e-sata one, and an hdmi connection too (yeaah I'd never spotted that one before, it could come handy... but what is hdmi for, exactly? I'm sorry, I'm a complete beginner in sound...)
Thanks for your help

@PooMan : I've tried that, but the only option there is Stereo
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30 Oct 2010   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ikkar View Post
I've just installed Speccy, what do you want to know? There's a huge lot of information there, I can't just dump it all on the forum^^
As for connections on the pc, I've got a few usb connections, an e-sata one, and an hdmi connection too (yeaah I'd never spotted that one before, it could come handy... but what is hdmi for, exactly? I'm sorry, I'm a complete beginner in sound...)
Thanks for your help
sound card and audio information
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30 Oct 2010   #6
Ikkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

This is what I got from speccy in the sound section :



Just tell me in case you need any translations
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30 Oct 2010   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

the GT216 is a graphics card i believe? if so you should have connection's on the motherboard
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30 Oct 2010   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

show the details of the graphics please
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30 Oct 2010   #9
Ikkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Oh... I'm sorry, you're right, it is a graphics card --' well, here are the graphic details anyway :

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30 Oct 2010   #10
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

you are using a notebook not a desktop so my guess you only have a 3.5 connector as output?


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