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Windows 7 Onboard soundcard 5.1 problem

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February 4, 2010 1:58:02 PM

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!!!
February 4, 2010 2:55:46 PM

Where can I find and open the Realtek Audio Manager? thanks
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February 4, 2010 3:48:51 PM

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?
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February 4, 2010 4:06:26 PM

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
Vista_Win7_R241_x64.exe

Before your reply, I have installed Intel SigmaTel Audio Driver:
AUD_allXP_5.10.5258_v178_PV_IDT.exe

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?

thanks
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February 4, 2010 4:41:39 PM

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!!!
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a b $ Windows 7
February 4, 2010 5:20:50 PM

Glad it worked :) 

If you have any other issues, just drop another post!
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a b $ Windows 7
February 8, 2010 1:49:25 PM

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: http://tinyurl.com/no4xb7

Another resource to verify compatibility is available at the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center located at the following link: http://bit.ly/1gW6Ns

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team

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February 18, 2010 6:00:35 AM

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