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Windows 7: no rear surround

05 Jan 2013   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Can't help you much there, this motherboard uses VIA onboard sound chip.

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06 Jan 2013   #22

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Craig
Have your friends/neighbours got a computer amp/spkrs?

Borrow theirs for half an hour or stick yours in their PC to test
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06 Jan 2013   #23

windows x64
 
 

well i have a another 5.1 in the home theater room , but done believe it would solve my issue unless i used the spdif . think its a call manufacturer job
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06 Jan 2013   #24

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Cneck your graphic card is set to correct audio out then.

eg On ATi card

Open catalyst > Audio > check your default audio device
(spkrs usually for your multi-lead/RCA)

You right click those icons to get into "Windows sound panel"
you can check "show disabled/disconnected devices" as well - just in case
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07 Jan 2013   #25

windows x64
 
 

yeh ran through myself
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07 Jan 2013   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I don't use the onboard sound from my motherboard, so in looking at the graphics in post #4 I'm wondering what is contained in the Stereo Mix tab of the Realtek HD Audio Manager? Is there any way of selecting the channels used for whatever the source material might be?

For example, with the Asus Xonar Audio Center (see below), there is an Audio Channel selection drop down list that you select from according to the source material, i.e. if playing a 5.1 movie you select 6 for the Audio Channel , and 5.1 speakers for Analog Out. If you want 5.1 music from a stereo MP3, you select 2 Channels for the Audio Channel, and 5.1 speakers for the Analog Out (current setting in graphic). So it depends upon what your source is as to what you would select from the Audio Channel drop down list.

Don't know if in the Realtek Audio Manager there might be a similar setting perhaps in the Stereo Mix tab, or elsewhere.


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07 Jan 2013   #27

windows x64
 
 

yeh i have a xonar in my home theater system , you have a few more options with xonar
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07 Jan 2013   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes, you do. One reason I went with a dedicated sound card rather than use the onboard as prior to building this system I'd read of too many problems with Realtek onboard.
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07 Jan 2013   #29

windows x64
 
 

well my concern is if i go 3 way sli ill need to remove the sound card lol
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07 Jan 2013   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

All in how you like to primarily use your system. I used to be a big gamer, not so much anymore so one graphics card will do; but I do like my music while at the computer hence the Xonar.

Don't know what else to suggest at this point concerning your problem. One of those quirks in the bits that are at times difficult if not impossible to troubleshoot.
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