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I'm not able to get 5.1 audio in my new computer.
11-25-2011, 03:25 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-25-2011, 04:07 AM by itfeelssounreal.)
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I'm not able to get 5.1 audio in my new computer.
In my old computer I was able to get this by connecting it to my home theater with an optical cable, but in this one I cannot figure out how to do it, I already installed the drivers that came in the CD, I didn't check if it was all of them since I selected the quick installation or the easy installation, but now I lost the CD at a friend’s house.

Here's the motherboard,

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product...id=3855#dl

I already installed the audio driver there but I still don't get 5.1 audio and I lost the realtech program that managed the audio in my computer after doing so.

Also, when I test the audio in the properties of my playback device I can hear a test sound in all my speakers as if 5.1 audio was working perfectly, but I don't have it when I'm playing video games.
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11-25-2011, 11:50 AM,
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RE: I'm not able to get 5.1 audio in my new computer.
Some games do not support surround past 2.1. I think there are software that "fakes" surround with such games or movies. Did the program you used to manage your audio come with you motherboard? You can simple just go download it under drivers and software at Gigabyte.
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11-25-2011, 01:04 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-25-2011, 01:05 PM by itfeelssounreal.)
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RE: I'm not able to get 5.1 audio in my new computer.
I was able to get the sound manager back, downloading it from the realtek website, I still can't get 5.1 audio though, the manager doesn't have an option for that, I think the sound manager from my old computer had the option there and that's how I was able to get it.

The games I'm playing are Crysis and Battlefield 3, I don't really know if those games support 5.1 audio on PC, but Painkiller definitely does, it was the first game I played on my old computer after I figured out how to get 5.1 audio and I’m not getting it with this one.
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11-25-2011, 03:04 PM,
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RE: I'm not able to get 5.1 audio in my new computer.
Have you tried Painkiller on your new PC if it has 5.1? If it does work then the solution might be in game settings under Crysis and Battlefield 3.
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11-25-2011, 03:57 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-25-2011, 03:57 PM by itfeelssounreal.)
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RE: I'm not able to get 5.1 audio in my new computer.
Yes I have, and I'm not getting 5.1 audio, that's the reason I'm sure it worked before and it's not working now.

Crysis and Battlefield 3 don't have options for setting up the audio to be 5.1 in their menus like Painkiller does, but I seriously doubt that an AAA, 2011 title like Battlefield 3 doesn't support it.

Battlefield 3 does have an option to set the audio to sound better in different outputs like stereo, headphones and home theater.
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12-23-2011, 12:40 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-23-2011, 02:08 AM by van13330gg.)
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RE: I'm not able to get 5.1 audio in my new computer.
I recently bought this same motherboard and I have the same issue. I can't get 5.1 to work.

With the newer Realtek drivers, they removed the Speaker Configuration settings. They have some 3D SoundBack Beta 0.1

[EDIT] Try to set this to be compatible with Vista SP2.
(Realtek 3D SoundBack restores audio effects, including surround sound, reverberation, and spatial effects, for legacy game titles when running on Windows Vista.)

[Image: 23587d1306937980-audio-problem-5-1-7-1-c...-setup.jpg]

I don't have time to trouble shoot this further but here are my two suggestions. Let me know of the results if you had tried them before I did.

1) The current version for download is R2.67. Try to download an older version of Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs. Try maybe R2.55 or something like that.

2) I heard installing the AC3 Filter would help fix this issue. My old system that has 5.1 sound works also has AC3 Filter. After you have this installed, go to the AC3 filter and change the SPDF settings to 5.1.
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