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Windows 7: Surround sound Problem

21 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Surround sound Problem

Dear All
I hope someone can help, i am running windows 7 64 bit using a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 motherboard.

i have just purchased a new Benq monitor with built in speakers and have connected it up via HDMI, this works perfectly.

The problem i have is that i have just got some Creative surround sound speakers (model T7900), their second hand, but work OK.

Now what i wanted to do is wire them up so that i have 4 speakers and the sub and the sound comes out of them all, I'm not worried about surround sound really.

But no matter what i do when i try and play anything through the speakers i only get sound from the sub and the two front speakers.

Yet if i click on the speaker set up within windows 7 and click on each speaker they all work as they should!!

i have looked on the gigabyte website and see they have download for...

Realtek Function driver for Realtek Azalia audio chip (Including Microsoft UAA Driver in English edition)
But i dont want to install this if its not going to help my cause, i have also seen a lot of people talking about clicking on the HD audio manager in the notification tray but i dont have anything like that?

Please Please can someone help me figure out how to solve what i thought was going to be a straight forward thing.

Thanks in advance


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21 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

have ya tried just settin the up in stereo rather than 5.1?

that might just split into left and right. when its in 5.1 it might only play through the back speakers if your watchin something in 5.1.

also what are ya using to connect the speackers? is there an aux on the amp?
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24 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Hi sorry for the late reply but think I've solved it, i installed the software i listed in my first post and it allowed me to change the speaker set up so i can have both front and back speakers working at the same time.

Thanks for the suggestion anyway,

Happy Xmas

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24 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

That will usually fix it every time. The default Windows driver does work to a point, but it usually doesn't allow for much more than basic functionality; i.e. stereo playback and little to no enhancements if used.
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