I'm decent with computers, but don't know much about sound cards, so I'll be using some screen caps.
I just bought some new speakers, the Logitech Z506s (front left/right, center, rear left/right, subwoofer). They are connected to laptop via a single cable, jacked into my single audio out.
Stuff that works:
- All the speakers produce sound, the speakers themselves convert audio signals to 5.1 (though with limited quality, not true 5.1)
The problem is I am unable to set 5.1 Surround via Windows 7's sound config, or even test speakers. I know the audio is not playing true 5.1 as I've downloaded 5.1 test mp3s. I would like this to function as true 5.1 as the laptop is fairly new, and I had no reason to think the soundcard/motherboard/whatever else controls this, would be incapable.
I am using a Sony Vaio VPCF115FM laptop, which uses Realtek and Nvidia.
This is NOT an upgrade from XP or Vista to Windows 7, according to the device manager all audio drivers
ARE up-to-date, my laptop was preinstalled with all the drivers it currently uses, my laptop does NOT have the Realtek audio manager (and not because I uninstalled it). I also do NOT have the sound fill or speaker full option in enhancements.
I have been googling this for hours and have been unable to find any correction or fix for this, most people are at least able to test their speakers in the sound config, most people don't seem to be using Realtek and NVIDIA.
I would like any help at all, and thank you in advance.
Some screenshots incase anything I said was wrong/maybe they'd be helpful:
Some screenshots incase anything I said was wrong