Okay I will try to explain first the facts before I explain the actual problem. I HATE troubleshooting audio. Video/Software/Hardware is a breeze but wow do I hate audio. Anyways
-My mobo is listed in the specs, and has ALL of the updated drivers/BIOS/etc
-It uses the realtek HD audio manager for the audio driver.
-My goal is to use both of my sound outputs efficiently WITH the sub
-1st speakers are just simple, 2 average speakers with a 3.5mm jack
-second is a creative inspire 2.1 2400 which is basically a subwoofer and 2 side speakers that plug into the woofer itself. It's audio input is also a 3.5mm jack.
Okay. Now that I think I have most of the facts down let me try to explain the problem. I just recently got both the speakers, and most of my computer component. When I first hooked them up I was using an older version of the drivers. It was simple and easy. I simply plugged the 2 speakers into the green "Speaker" jack, the Audio manager recognized them instantly, and i plugged the creative sub/speakers into the subwoofer/center jack. It wasn't working at first but I ticked the "enable bass management" and voila! it worked perfectly. Since then I updated the driver to the latest version and the subwoofer has stopped outputting any bass. I've tinkered with the audio manager for hours and have not figured it out. I uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers twice and that didn't help either. However I noticed that if I plug the subwoofer into the "speakers" jack, it works beautifully, but then my other speakers won't work in any of the other jacks because they're specifically for surround sound/rear speakers/side/speakers/sub/etc. I know it's hard to understand and it looks like a giant wall of text, but I'd much appreciate anybody's help/input. Thanks
This is what the software looks like:
and this is what the setup looks like. The bottom black one is the creative inspire and the top are the regular speakers.