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I will never buy another Asus product again!

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Last response: in Motherboards
April 14, 2003 7:41:50 AM

I recently bought a logitech 5.1 speaker system and Asus A7N8X 6-Channel Audio motherboard. Only the deluxe model actually has 6 channels, the normal version has 2 channels.

I don’t know where I got the idea that I could hook up 6 speakers to the motherboard. Oh yes, I think it’s the fact the manufactures pages say:
“6-Channel Audio
The A7N8X uses an onboard Realtek® ALC650 audio CODEC that lets you enjoy high-quality 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards.”
Or maybe it was the fact that the box says “6-Channel Audio” on it.

From now on I will only buy components from manufactures that do not try to rip-off their customers.

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April 14, 2003 10:44:43 AM

A7N8X (Regular) does in fact have 6 channel audio...

You just have to turn it on in the system settings..

There's a check box in the Audio Device settings that tells the system to use the MIC and AUX connectors for 6 channel audio. Mind you..the 6 channel audio on the regular still not as good as the Soundstorm processor on the Deluxe board..

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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April 14, 2003 11:03:27 AM

Thanks for the info.
Oddly, the instruction manual has absolutely no mention of this.
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April 14, 2003 5:00:34 PM

since when have instruction manuals been worth anything? ive never had a motherboard that didnt have a terribly translated, and incredibly innacurate manual.

my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!
April 14, 2003 5:32:36 PM

so are you still going to boycott all Asus products now ;-) ?

yeah those manuals never tell you what you need to know...
April 14, 2003 5:41:18 PM

Yea, I was wondering that my self!

If it ain't broke, take it apart & see why not!
April 14, 2003 11:23:05 PM

Bah.. asus is overated... other companies also have good stable products with better manuals... As for AC'97 sound... it sucks... it turns into 6.1 by using all the jacks on the mobo and riser card... If your serious about sound i say don't rely on your mobo to give it to you...

To err is human... to really screw things up you need a computer!