Hey all. I used to have a SoundBlaster card I used with my 5.1 Creative speakers. 2 speakers, 2 satelite speakers, 1 center and a subwoofer. Currently using the on board audio. The quality is fine, but I'm only getting sound from the 2 satelite speakers and the woofer. Any thoughts? I've gone through all the audio settings. Tried both 5.1 and 7.1, but no joy. Sold my audio card with my old rig. Do I need another card, or should it work with the on board?
I've tried. Will keep working on it. Only reason I noticed is because I moved. Might have ben this way for a while, but I find it odd that 3 speakers would have gone out. Must be missing something. If anyone has any thoughts, please let me know. It sounds decent, but would saound better with all speakers working.
are you using something that has its own processing...like a logitech 5500 or similar? and is your source material coded for surround sound?....i have my digital output on the soundcard sending the info to my receiver, it will only output what the source material tells it to, unless I force it to change. You might also double check your connections to make sure everything is plugged into the correct place on the soundcard if you are using the 6 channel discreet outputs. Another thing to try is to unplug them, with the computer on plug them back in, and see if the audio configuration screen pops up. If it doesn't, its not detecting the connection for some reason.
Yeah, the config pops up when I do that. Noticed that earlier. Only been playing burned CDs. Gonna fire up Combat Arms and see how the soud comes out. Was wondering if it could be the source. But I think it was the same on Pandora earlier.
okay, so we know it is detecting the connections, so its not a soundcard problem. We need to work on the software end of things. What connection are you using (are you using all the discreet audio plugs for each channel, just the stereo mini pin, the optical, or coax) and what speaker system are you using?
is there any sort of remote or controller with the speakers? Also, try to right click on the speaker icon, then right click on the speakers in the dialog box, select properties, then click on the levels tab....be sure your surround channels are turned up.
Something I noticed. The test picks up all the speakers ONLY when set to 7.1. Thought that was kind of odd. Double checked the game and every setting I could find in the realtek interface. My best guess is the source is the issue.
I think you have the surround speakers plugged into the wrong channel. That would explain why the work in 7.1, but not 5.1. You must have them plugged into the rear side instead of the rear back that 5.1 needs.
I had the same problem about ten minutes ago. My set up is only two speaks and a headset. Before, my headset was plugged into the speakers, speakers to Icemats USB sound driver, driver to MoBo. The mic is seperatly plugged into the MoBo. I could hear people on vent, videos on youtube, everything else except in-game League of Legends.
Now I have the same setup but no Icemats USB sound driver. Uninstalled that and reinstalled my MoBo audio drivers and everything works. *Cheer*