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Windows 7: No 5.1 sound in Windows 7?

24 Jan 2009   #1

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 
No 5.1 sound in Windows 7?

My speakers are Logitech Z-5300E, and my audio codec/chip is ALC888.

When configuring audio in hardware and sound to test for 5.1, the test does not work for my center or rear speakers. Does anyone know that the problem is? All connections are correct (color coded), and I have the switch on my speakers for 5.1.

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26 Jan 2009   #2

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Anyone know the problem?
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26 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Odd, I have Logitech Z-5500 speakers and the 5.1 setting works fine in Windows 7. Try updating to the latest audio drivers available for your sound card/motherboard, use the Windows Vista drivers that are available.
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27 Jan 2009   #4

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Yeah I have the latest driver. I updated the driver through device manager and it says I already have the latest driver.

Sound seems to work fine through all the speakers and sub although the rear speakers are a little weak.

It's just that the 5.1 test in Windows does not work for all my speakers.
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01 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

I had the same problem with Logitech X-540s. I discovered that 7 rearranged the jacks on the back of the PC.

I have 6 audio ports on the back of my PC (like this):

1 2 3
4 5 6

In XP, 1 was Front Left/Right, 2 was Back Left/Right, 3 was Center/Subwoofer. But in 7, 5 was Front Left/Right. So now its:

1 2 3
4 5 6

Not sure why, but it works. I have full 5.1 now.

Hope this helps.
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03 Feb 2009   #6

Windows (XP Home Ed, Vista Home Premium, 7)
 
 

Alastria could you explain better?
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03 Feb 2009   #7

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I seem to fix the problem. I found a setting in my sound options for "Speaker Fill"; after enabling it, sound comes out of all the speakers clearly.

The problem I was having with the sound not coming out when testing for 5.1 configuration was because my speakers we're set on Matrix mode (something with Logitech speakers)
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11 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC1 64x
 
 

I have the same problem with SoundMax. The ASUS Web site has a beta Vista 64x driver (V610005100) driver that produces sound through all channels during configuration, but that none of the apps (iTunes, WMC) use.

I'm currently using the SoundMax V61016180 driver that I found somewhere that behaves the same way. It's odd that during setup sound will come out each speaker during testing but the apps for some reason seem to default to stereo.

Appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks,
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07 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
I seem to fix the problem. I found a setting in my sound options for "Speaker Fill"; after enabling it, sound comes out of all the speakers clearly.
Thanks for giving the solution I have the same speakers and had the same problem
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07 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Speakerfill is the only thing we can do, it seems. It's not true 5.1... All it does is convert stereo into washed out sounded junk... But I've been using it as well, since I can't get anything else to work.
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