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Windows 7: no rear surround


04 Jan 2013   #11

windows x64
 
 

well did a bios flash didnt work ? grrrr

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04 Jan 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

As a test swap the plugs around. Plug the front into the rear channel and the rears into the front channel jack. Then do a speaker test. If the rear speakers are still low its a problem with your amplifier. If the fronts are now low its a problem with your sound card/motherboard. If the cables that go from your motherboard to your speaker amp have jacks on both ends double check to make sure one end (the amp end) hasn't come loose or been pulled out by accident. It's happened to me once as a result of me using the subwoofer/speaker amp as a footrest.
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04 Jan 2013   #13

windows x64
 
 

i think its the amplifier on the motherboard is the problem , any solutions on increasing the amp on motherboard ?
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04 Jan 2013   #14

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

tell us exactly what colour cables are plugged in at the back from your spkrs and their respective plug colours.

What make/model 5.1 spkrs


Are there any unregistered/yellow highlighted drivers left in "Device Manager"?

If you have a single cable (yellow-end-plug) - you are digital & should be plugged into Yellow? SPDIF socket

Did you stick this 3rd revision sound driver (from asus website > downloads) on your pc or are you using provided cd one?

Realtek Audio Driver V5.10.0.6657 for 32/64bit Windows XP.(WHQL)
Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.6657 for 32/64bit Windows Vista, 7 & 8.(WHQL) File Size 140,68 (MBytes) 2012.09.13 update Download from Global (DLM) Global P2P
ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P9X79 PRO

This too - right up to date

Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility (WHQL)
Support OS : Microsoft Windows 7 & 8 32/64 bit File Size 4,29 (MBytes) 2012.12.11 update
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05 Jan 2013   #15

windows x64
 
 

cheap brand of speakers XMS . its always worked if i plug speakers into other ports on motherboard it works , can use the front jack for rear speakers as well

uses 3 RCA PLUGS for 5.1

center/subwoofer = yellow
front = green
rears = black
side pairs = grey
mic = pink
line in = blue

old motherboard allowed me to use any port for any equipment i miss that already !

wont allow me to just use the side pair speakers for rear which is a shame . stuck using the ports they designate for front , rears , center & sub .

i see each plug light up in the realtek manager when rca plug is inserted

As for drivers im right up to date & no yellow Astrix's in the device manager (which is nice )


I appreciate the help
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05 Jan 2013   #16

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

uneducated guess

You have driver leftovers on your pc which is why you have multiple 5.1 choices appearing in set-up panel.

The setup software is probably diverting signals to all the wrong ports eg front out etc.

You need to unload realtek then search with special driver clean-up software,
delete realtek driver detritis
then use a registry cleaner (auslogics)

Reboot
> reload Latest realtek driver.

If you look at your panel pic the spkrs shown are totally different order/place to panel pic someone else tried to help you with!
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05 Jan 2013   #17

windows x64
 
 

i did reformat the pc though ? should that of clean out my drivers ? after i did the format only shows ONE 5.1 in the list like it should
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05 Jan 2013   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

How are you testing the speakers? Are you doing a speaker test from the Realtek app or just playing an audio file. I only ask because if I play an MP3 file on my system it only plays in stereo with the default setup. To get all 4 of my speakers to play it I have to enable speaker fill in my audio control panel.
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05 Jan 2013   #19

windows x64
 
 

test speakers using the realtek program clicking on individual speakers
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05 Jan 2013   #20

windows x64
 
 

here's something i can only just hear sound in 5.1 while watching movie but cant hear anything at all using the realtek manager
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