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Windows 7: How to Get Dolby Digital Plus Sound on Older Computer?

27 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
How to Get Dolby Digital Plus Sound on Older Computer?

Hi All,

I have an older computer that I'd like to give my nephew. However, I noticed there is no audio/sound when playing the newer DVDs (Dolby Digital Plus).

Dell 5150, Pentium D820 Dual Core 2.8 GHz, 250GB, SII Hard Drive (7200 rpm), 3 GB Memory, DDR2 SD RM, 533 MHz, nVidia Graphics 6800. I'm currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit on this computer.

The upgraded sound card was not compatible with Windows 7 so it had to be removed. Currently running on just the on board sound.

Do I need to upgrade the sound card in order for him to play Dolby Digital Plus?

Thanks, ms:)

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28 Nov 2012   #2

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit

No budget mentioned!

Try this
ASUS - Multimedia- ASUS Xonar D1
There is also a Pci-e version
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18 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi Neo,

I'm so sorry for not responding sooner. I was hooking up the new computer.

Thanks so much for your advice, ms
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18 Dec 2012   #4

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit

You're welcome.
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19 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi Neo,

Interesting that you picked an Asus sound card. My new computer is an Asus:

Asus CM-6870-CA-3AA
Processor Type Intel Core i7-3770
Processor Speed 3.4 GHz
Processor Cores 4 with RAM 16 GB
Hard Drive Capacity 2 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) 7200 RPM
Optical Drive 12 x Blu-Ray Combo
Graphics Card nVidia GT630 - Graphics Video Memory 2 GB
Display Monitor - VE248Q (separate)
Audio Sound Card ALC892 - Audio Output High Definition Audio
Power Supply 300 W

I feel like I'm driving a sports car with this new system.

Cheers, ms
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19 Dec 2012   #6

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit

Speedy (Power supply looks very inadequate - but what do I know)
- if you try the Novabench for a bit of fun you should be around 1300-1400 at a guess

I just upgraded this year too (from 2x 9yr old Agp/Barton 3000's)
They still did everything I needed for everyday tasks/played Crysis easily but HD/Blu-ray was just too much. Even managed to sell them!

Had to build reasonably powerful new pc to cope with editing brothers wedding which I shot in HD video.
Bought a second-hand/3 month old Amd 8150 Bulldozer cheap/16gb ram (it keeps up with intel top i7 processor when doing video compression/conversion - the only area)
Novabench 1320

Just finished a low power, uber quiet, HTPC with AMD A10 5700 /16gb ram
Novabench 813

I have one of these Asus D1 Soundcards around 1 yr old - now sitting in a box
(my latest motherboard Asus F2A85M-Pro doesn't even have a pci slot!)
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