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    5.1 speakers problem

    Hiya...

    I've connected a set of 5.1 speakers to my PC, but the 2 rear & 1 center front speakers will not work.

    The speakers are; Creative. Inspire 5.1 5300

    My PC is fairly new, running Windows XP 2nd edition.

    The soundcard is a Sigmatel high definition audio codec.
    Is the Motherboard the Mainboard? If so, it's a Dell DV051, model OJC474.

    I've been into 'Sounds and audio devices properties' to change the speaker settings to 5.1, but no joy. All the connections are correct. (changing to any setup doesn't make any difference)
    The back of my PC only has the three usual sockets.....
    Green/Line out
    Blue/Line in
    Pink/Microphone

    All 3 speakers have a very low sound if held to the ear....

    Can anyone help?

    BiLL

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    Are they the only 3 connections you have on the soundcard?

    To get 5.1 you also need a Black, a Grey, and an Orange.

    If you only have the 3 connections (green, blue and pink) your card will only support basic stereo via the green line out.

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    Hiya, Rev mate....

    I've got the black, grey & orange lead/connections, but only the green, blue and pink to plug into.
    I've seen it mentioned, somewhere, that even if i don't get 5.1, i should at least get surround sound/all speakers working.
    The black is plugged into blue, orange into the pink, & green into green as told.

    Something that puzzles me though (easily done)......

    Why do i have the 5.1, 7.1, surround sound etc. etc. options available in 'Sounds and audio devices properties'?

    I understood that the line in & microphone sockets were for that purpose....

    Any ideas?


    BiLL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALB10N View Post
    Why do i have the 5.1, 7.1, surround sound etc. etc. options available in 'Sounds and audio devices properties'?
    I think that is just the standard list of options regardless of what your card is capable of producing.

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    OK Rev....

    I'll stick to my old speakers.....

    Had the 5.1 given to me,... not worth the hassle of getting another soundcard.


    Cheers anyway

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