Windows 7 Onboard soundcard 5.1 problem

Dear all

I was using intel DG965 motherboard with onboard 5.1ch sound card. I have been using it flawlessly in Windows XP. However, when I upgraded to Windows 7 x64, it automatically installed a 'High Definition Audio Driver' for me which only the front 2 speakers work. In the control panel, I can only choose 2ch speaker, it does not have an option to activate 5.1ch.

I have tried installing Realtek HD Audio Codec 2.41 (Vista_Win7_R241_x64). However there is no change at all. I believe there should be something called Realtek Audio Manager, but I cannot find it. Is there anymore thing I need to install?

Any idea will be highly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!!!
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  1. Where can I find and open the Realtek Audio Manager? thanks
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    Welcome to the forums!

    You could try using the Intel Vista x64 Driver, maybe this will work better.
    Could you post exactly which Realtek audio codec you have?
  3. Hi outlw6669, thanks for your reply

    The realteck audio codec I have is:
    Vista, Windows7 Driver(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file) R2.41 2010/1/22 53673k

    Before your reply, I have installed Intel SigmaTel Audio Driver:

    It installed well and I can open the audio manager. It lets me configure the 3 holes to be input / output. However, when I set all holes to be Centre, Front and Rear speakers, still, only Front speakers work

    Any idea?

  4. Hi outlw6669, I just installed the driver you provided, it works like a charm!!!

    Thanks a lot for your help!!!!

    Here is really a good place!!!
  5. Glad it worked :)

    If you have any other issues, just drop another post!
  6. Musicfreer,

    Prior to migrating to Windows 7 from Windows XP did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?
    To determine if your current computer configuration will be compatible with Windows 7 please go to the following link:

    Another resource to verify compatibility is available at the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center located at the following link:

    Microsoft Windows Client Team
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