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Hi. I have bought a 5.1 speaker system and I was wondering if it was compatable with my Realtek AC97 audio sound card? I have the speakers plugged in and sound only comes out of 2 speakers and the sub woofer. If it's not compatable is there any software I can get or will i have to get a new sound card? Thanks!
 

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You'll have to be more specific on your sound chip; I'm assuming its onboard then you need to look up your motherboard and see what it supports - it might just need to be configured. If it doesn't support 5.1 then you need to buy a new soundcard. If you do need to buy one take a look at Creative's offerings: www.creative.com
 

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first open the AC97 audio configuration tool,click on speaker configuration.there are tabs on it for speaker configuration and where to plug all in.
also go to control panel and click on sound and audio devices,you will find a tab speaker settings go advanced and in speaker set-up choose 5-1 suround
 

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Ok. I went into the ac97 audio configuration and it tells me to put different speakers into different socets. I don't want to do this. The speakers came with a central thing where everthing is plugged into and from that there is 1 lead which goes into the sound card. It worked on my other system with a c-media sound card. Is there anyway to to do it with my current sound card?
 

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well mine got the central control unit for souround sound where all the speakers plug into,and from there ,there is 3 plugs that go in front,back and center/sub-woofer.
maybe if you post the type off suround sound kit i'll look it up on the web and post back
 

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Ok I have all the plugs in the back of the computer but I get different speakers working for different socets. I have tried all possabilities for the 3 plugs but I can't get it working. Any sugestions?
 

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right mind my drawing is not good but here



this is how mine is set up the 6 outs from the souround kit go into 3 and plug into the red,blue and green at the back off computer..hope this helps
 

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My setup is simaler. Attached is a pic of how mine is. I have all the speakers working but its strange. The only way I can get it to work is if I use the front port and then put the wire in half way into the surround port. If I put the wire in all the way the surround speakers go off. I've tried putting the third wire in but this also turns some speakers off. Do you know why it will only work with the wire in half way? Thanks!
 

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as you see by my pic and yours i hav 6 to computer that turn into 3,and you have 3.the pins that plug into my computer are sort off double plugs.like they have a rubber bit seperating the 2 parts.if you put a wire into your holes at the back only 1/2 way it will make connection only to the first part off the plug,and by putting it all the way in it's making connection with both parts causing a stuff up.
i think thats what you need some plugs to suit like the 1's they use for headphones the rubber bit to seperate the sections
 

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My lead do have a band so that they go in half way. The problem is trying to make the speakers work correctly. I can get them all to play sound but they arnt right because the surround speakers should play surround sounds which they don't. On my other system they worked fine because of xear 3d. Is there any programs I can get for my realtek sound card. Are any of your speakers in only half way? If so which ones?
 

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here a site how to find your board maker and chipset http://www.wimsbios.com/

match up the maker with the chipset and you should have the model.
or post the bios number here and i will look when i get time.

The AMI or Award BIOS id appears at the bottom of your screen after power on, during memory count up. The PAUSE key should work at that point, allowing you to write down the BIOS number, the BIOS date, and the version. You must copy it exactly.
 

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I cannot use my keyboard untill windows starts. Anyway I was thinking of getting a c-media soundcard because the sperakers work on my other system with that card. Do you know how much they are? Thanks for all your help!
 

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i think if you unplug your keyboard and start computer it will stop on that screen.
i found a tool that will give you all the info,it even told me my motherboard model and maker.download here http://www.motherboards.org/files/programs/bwz-rel.exe

run it and save results post here the last few lines like this.

mine

BIOS Manufacturer : Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID : 03/03/2004-i865PE-6A79ZG0EC-00
BIOS Date : 03/03/04
BIOS OEM Signon : Intel 865PE AGPSet BIOS for 8IPE1000 PRO2 F7
BIOS ROM Size : 512K
Chipset : Intel 2570 rev 2
Super I/O Chip : ITE 8712F found at port 2Eh

you should not buy a new card yet untill you have done all you can to find the problem

$7 from here
http://www.acortech.com/.sc/ms/dd/1... CMI 8738 6 Channel PCI Sound Card Retail Box
 
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