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No 7.1 only 5.1?

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December 7, 2011 12:37:52 PM

Hey,
First off if this is the wrong section then I apologize.

I am using this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . I have a mini hdmi to regular hdmi cable that I am using to connect from the video card to my receiver. I am also using windows 7 64 bit.

I can go into the control panel, manage audio devices, configure, then speaker setup and set the system as 7.1. Although when I test the speakers only the side surrounds make noise and not the rear surrounds. When I click on the rear surrounds the corresponding side surround makes noise instead. When I click on the sub in the same window it does make noise. Although no applications I use, whether its music or games, trigger the sub. So I only seem to get 5.0 sound out of music or games.

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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December 11, 2011 3:21:56 AM

Sounds like a driver issue; I've never had success running my audio over HDMI to a surround sound system from my GPU.

IMO invest in a dedicated sound card for best and easiest results. Even a cheap one will suffice.
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December 11, 2011 3:32:17 AM

crusader9x said:
Hey,
First off if this is the wrong section then I apologize.

I am using this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . I have a mini hdmi to regular hdmi cable that I am using to connect from the video card to my receiver. I am also using windows 7 64 bit.

I can go into the control panel, manage audio devices, configure, then speaker setup and set the system as 7.1. Although when I test the speakers only the side surrounds make noise and not the rear surrounds. When I click on the rear surrounds the corresponding side surround makes noise instead. When I click on the sub in the same window it does make noise. Although no applications I use, whether its music or games, trigger the sub. So I only seem to get 5.0 sound out of music or games.

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

How many speakers do u have?
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December 12, 2011 7:46:03 PM

Thank you for the responses.

I have 7 speakers and 1 subwoofer for a 7.1 setup.

Forget what I had said about the sub not working.....I setup the receiver wrong on that part.
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December 12, 2011 7:51:40 PM

OK, is everything else working OK?
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