I have an asus P5Q Deluxe motherboard with a Soundmax chip on it. I want to have surround sound in windows 7, but i cant get it to work.
The problem is that when I configure the speakers and i do a "Test" all speakers work. But whenever I want to play some video or mp3 or games, only the front speakers work.It worked fine on Windows XP.
did you download the win 7 audio driver from the asus motherboard support website?
did you download a surround driver from the Dolby website? you might need to do that.
Did you check the settings for dolby surround or simulated surround?
Double click the speaker icon in the lower right hand of the desktop, this will bring up the mixer, or single click to bring up the volume control.
But in case the volume is missing, corrupted, or the audio is otherwise non-functional:
you check whichever audio was installed:
click start, control panel, add remove programs, look at the list...
which audio software is shown on the list? delete it, restart the computer.
now visit the motherboard manufacturer or computer manufacturer's website
look up your computer drivers by model number
download the latest audio drivers, save on the desktop...
turn the antivirus off,
if you have multiple security programs installed, turn them all off
(your driver may not install if security systems are turned on)
now load your new audio driver, restart, turn the antivirus back on.
Let the forum know if that solves the problem. SGM