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Windows 7: SoundMAX 5.1 does not work

17 Jul 2009   #1
sausme

Windows 7
 
 
SoundMAX 5.1 does not work

Hi everybody.

I've tried several times solving this issue but nothing seems to work.

I own an Asus M2N32-Sli motherboard with SoundMax 7.1 integrated audio and I'm trying to get a 5.1 sound system work on this. Windows is able to recognize the audio card perfectly (I don't even have to install any drivers). Control Panel allows me to configure it just fine, even the test works great; all 6 speakers work in the test, but they do not work in any application (Windows Media Player, Power DVD, Winamp...), I only hear the front speakers, not the sorround or the SW/center ones.

I guess this is not a driver issue since they work perfectly in the test, but if anyone can give any suggestion, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks and regards!


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17 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Of first off make sure that you are allowing other devices to allow exclusive control over the speakers...check the screenie...and also post some pics of your sound properties to see what is up

Zidane2424(Chris)


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17 Jul 2009   #3
sausme

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Chris.

I got it as you show (other applications allowed) but still doesn't work.

I've just installed a new driver; same results.
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17 Jul 2009   #4
simonfilth

Windows 7
 
 

same problem has been posted in 30 other threads. this is a known issue and there is no known solution at this time sausme. there's many people, including me with the same problem. i've tried almost everything, including changing the registry, trying every single audio driver, but it just doesn't work. and it's the same as you have - it works perfectly while testing, but in every other application, only 2 speakers work. i'm actually finishing downloading the final version of windows 7 that had just leaked couple days ago and i'm gonna install it tomorrow so i'll see if that works.
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18 Jul 2009   #5
Bartacus

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simonfilth View Post
same problem has been posted in 30 other threads. this is a known issue and there is no known solution at this time sausme. there's many people, including me with the same problem. i've tried almost everything, including changing the registry, trying every single audio driver, but it just doesn't work. and it's the same as you have - it works perfectly while testing, but in every other application, only 2 speakers work. i'm actually finishing downloading the final version of windows 7 that had just leaked couple days ago and i'm gonna install it tomorrow so i'll see if that works.
Subscribed for info! I'm in the same boat (and it's a big boat from what I'm reading)!

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18 Jul 2009   #6
valak

vista
 
 

Turn on speaker fill and it will work, it works on my pc, but it is not real 5.1
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18 Jul 2009   #7
fsb

Windows Seven
 
 

I had a same problem with my sound card SoundMax 1988a on Asus P5B.I solved this problem with AD1988_Vista_610015110 Vista driver.
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22 Jul 2009   #8
nino206

Windows 7 7600
 
 

I only have that problem when I chenge from 16 to 24bit....
On 16bit work just find...
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28 Jul 2009   #9
taurus3

win 7
 
 

please help me to find a driver for SoundMax AD1988 audio codec.
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28 Jul 2009   #10
nino206

Windows 7 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by taurus3 View Post
please help me to find a driver for SoundMax AD1988 audio codec.
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