I just purchased a new 5.1 surround sound system for my PC, and I have a 5.1 surround sound card. It's cheap, but it should work. I used to just have desktop stereo speakers, which worked fine. I have plugged the cables correctly into the subwoofer, and then I have tried just about every combination there is of plugging them into the card, but still, only the set of speakers which are plugged into the 3.5mm port named "front" on the card actually produce sound. The rest are silent. I have Rear, Front, Line-in, and Mic-in ports on the card. Why is it only when they are plugged into "front" that they produce sound? Please help!
Would it possibly work if I downloaded and installed drivers which were from a different brand e.g. Creative Sound Blaster 5.1, but used them with the card? Perhaps that would give the card the capability to produce 5.1?
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