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Windows 7: Unable to configure speakers on Laptop.

01 May 2014   #1
jamtin53

Windows7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Unable to configure speakers on Laptop.

Gooday all. I have a laptop set up for my entertainment area. I am using an HDMI cord from laptop to a screen and using the sound output to a set of surround sound speakers. This a pretty cheap set up,nothing fancy. I am trying to get all the speakers recognized by my Realtek Sound Management application. The Lasptop (http://speccy.piriform.com/results/J...8QITBgvOYgX6Ol) is only recognizing a 2 speaker stereo set up. How am I able to change this so as to be able to adjust settings to the 6 speakers of the system. Thanks in advance.


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01 May 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Looking at the Speccy, I don't see anything other than RealTek HD Audio. If the laptop has a RealTek HD Audio Manager, have you tried setting the speaker type there?

Aside from the audio issue, I notice you only have 2GB of RAM. The 64 bit OS does you no good with only 2GB of RAM, and can be an issue with only the 2GB which is bare minimum for a 64 bit OS. The main reason for using a 64 bit OS is to use more than 4GB of RAM, since a 32 bit OS cannot address 4 GB (or more) of RAM.
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03 May 2014   #3
jamtin53

Windows7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the reply Fireberd. I have stuck some more ram in the lappy so I will be getting better performance. Good tip! There is no way to change the speaker config at the moment as the options are greyed out and only stereo is available. It is unusual as I have been able to configure the speakers elsewhere.

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/k...FT3faRrjbZjZup
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