Not sure if this is a sound card issue or an issue with my speakers. I have a Gigabyte 965-DS3 mobo, and Logitech 5300e 5.1 surround setup. For the past few months, my left speaker hasn't been working. When I play music, very little, distorted sound comes out. If I restart, sometimes it works like normal again. Most of the time it doesn't work though, and it's become really frustrating.
I've been thinking all along it's a bad speaker channel. I tried switching the "bad" speaker with another in my setup, and that hasn't helped. So either it's a bad channel, or it's my sound card. It doesn't seem logical to be my sound card...but what do you guys think?
If it is a bad channel in my setup, that really sucks because I have no way to replace it. Which means this whole $200 system is trash.