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:
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.
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 board..is still not as good as the Soundstorm processor on the Deluxe board..
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!