Onboard sound is terrible


I bought a computer recently with a ASUS A7V333 Motherboard. It came with VideoLogic ZXR-500 (5.1) Speakers.

The problems I'm having are:

1. Can't get sound out of centre speaker
2. Divx plays ripped movies with "hissing" sound but WMP doesn't
3. Sound in general is of low quality - With music, the high frequency sounds are too high even with bass turned up max

The driver seems dated and the interface is terrible and I'm not sure what to do. I have another computer with a Creative Platinum 5.1 and Creative 5.1 speakers - the sound quality is amazing!

Any advice will be appreciated - I'm tempted to buy a new soundcard - or is it the speakers thats the problem?

Gary Hendricks
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  1. Liar. I believe your onboard is crappy, but I've owned SB Live 5.1 Platnum, after owning the SQ2500 the Live was anything but "amazing".

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