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Windows 7: Audio 5.1 in Windows 7

27 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Audio 5.1 in Windows 7

Hey

I changed from XP to 7 will be soon. But what happens is that my 5.1 (T6100) only gives only 2 columns. Then I played around a bit and got to give the 5 columns, but columns from behind barely hear and have poor sound quality.

Any help?


Thanks



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27 Aug 2009   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PanterA View Post
Hey

I changed from XP to 7 will be soon. But what happens is that my 5.1 (T6100) only gives only 2 columns. Then I played around a bit and got to give the 5 columns, but columns from behind barely hear and have poor sound quality.

Any help?


Thanks
Hi PanterA, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums. We are glad you're here!

You need to recognize that even the Windows 7 RC, build 7100, is still in testing mode. There are many audio chipsets and not all have been added to 7 yet.

To help, we need to know what specific chipset you have. You need to go to your "User Control Panel" or "User CP" and fill in the "Edit System Specs". For audio, we need to know if you are using a sound card or onboard (on the motherboard) sound. Please post back with more info.

Robert
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27 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey!!!

Thanks for invite!!!

BTW,

My board is a Asus P5KPl (chipset -> G31+ICH7)

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

I use the sound card onboard. And i have this colummns 5.1:

Creative Inspire T6100

Thanks!
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27 Aug 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PanterA View Post
Hey!!!

Thanks for invite!!!

BTW,

My board is a Asus P5KPl (chipset -> G31+ICH7)

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

I use the sound card onboard. And i have this colummns 5.1:

Creative Inspire T6100

Thanks!
You should be able to get your sound to work with Windows 7. According to the Asus web site your chipset uses ACL662, which is supported by Realtek and 7:

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You have several choices: There are 5 Audio drivers from Asus, two VIA, three Realtek you can try:

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You can also try the most current Realtek driver, find it with Google.

You may need to install a driver in "Compatiblility Mode" for Vista to get it to work.

Open the "Advanced Search" for Windows Seven Forums and search just "Sound & Audio" and the "Keyword" ASUS. Lots to read here.

I look forward to your next post.

Robert


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27 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

He tried with the latest drivers from Asus and the realtek but it was always the same. I can have 5.1, but the sound from the back is very bad.

But I will try to re-install the drivers with the compatibility mode.

Which advises the install? Realtek or from Asus?

Thanks!
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28 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Does your speaker system support matrix sound? Matrix is a virtualized 5.1 environment. It's also called "Speaker fill" in the Realtek control panel.

The reason I'm asking is, if you aren't listening to true 5.1 audio, then "matrix" or "speaker fill" mode virtualizes it, which leads to pretty horrible sounding sound from the rear speakers. With MP3s especailly, there is little 5.1 support in the music scene.

PanterA: Does it only do this with music, or movies as well?
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28 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In the film works only 4 columns. In the music work 5, but the 2 rear speakers with the sound is very low and poor quality.
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28 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hmm...again, I would check to see if you have matrix/speaker fill mode and if it's turned on. Are the movies and music you are listening to in true 5.1 sound, or are they stereo only. The bad sound quality could be from the speakers trying to turn the stereo sound into virtualized 5.1 sound.
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28 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For the 5 to give the columns had to do this:

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/303/semttulokcb.jpg

In short, then what is the best way to have to give the 5.1 to 100%?
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28 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Well, if you have to check speaker fill to get all the speakers working...that means that whatever audio (mp3, movie audio track etc) isn't in true 5.1 sound. Most mp3s out there are ripped in stereo sound as opposed to 5.1. That is why you have to check the speaker fill button to get all the speakers to work. If you want to hear true 5.1 surround sound, then you need to use a movie or music track that was mixed in 5.1.

I have to do the same thing on almost all of my music, and most of my movies.


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