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Windows 7: Sound only coming out of 2 speaks on 5.1

06 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 Bit
 
 
Sound only coming out of 2 speaks on 5.1

Hi there,

I'm using my onboard sound with an updated RealTek driver. Right now, there is only sound coming out of 2 speakers. I read the stickied Realtek HD thread, I don't know if the HD part applies to me, but I have Logitech 5.1 Z-5500 speakers. I've set my audio settings to 5.1 system. I just want sound coming out of all my speakers.

I tried doing what the sticky thread about Realtek, but I couldn't find the last folder. I attached a pic.

Thanks.



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06 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Go into "Control Panel\Sound" highlight the Speakers that your playing the sound through then click on "Configure" down on the left side, then make sure that 5.1 Surround is selected and Test it.
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06 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 Bit
 
 

The test worked on every speaker and the sub. I'm playing MP3's through WMP12 and it's only coming out of the front speakers. The 2 in the rear are silent.
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06 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Have your tried playing it on any MP other then WMP12?
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06 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have onboard Realtek ac'97 sound and 2.1 speakers. When I upgraded to win 7 ultimate I only got sound out of one speaker. Even if I plugged in earphones the sound still only played on the right speaker. I then put a soundcard in my pc and got C-media audio drivers and the sound was fixed.
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06 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punisher View Post
The test worked on every speaker and the sub. I'm playing MP3's through WMP12 and it's only coming out of the front speakers. The 2 in the rear are silent.
What type of connection are you using? Analogue or digital?
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06 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Usually the simplest answer is the correct answer... In Realtek HD Audio Manager, under speakers tab, under Speaker Configuration tab, put a tick on Speaker Fill, then restart the player. Problem solved.
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06 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I was going to suggest that, however nitrous beat me to it.

This is the option you need (highlighted).
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06 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 Bit
 
 

Solved! Speaker fill it was! You guys are champs. Thanks!
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06 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, Punisher. I'm glad you've solved your problem.
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