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Solved: sound help setting up 5.1 surround sound

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by trixxxy, Apr 8, 2006.

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  1. trixxxy

    trixxxy Thread Starter

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    just bought logitech x-530 5.1 surround sound speakers for my pc. The box said it now comes w/ surround adapter for use w/ pc's.

    I have a hp pavillon desktop A335
    sound card is: realtek ac'97

    how do i tell if i have multi channel capability?

    how do i get all 6 speakers to work

    i only have 3 jacks on the back of my pc: audio out, audio in, mic 1

    my book that came with my pc says 6/5.1 front goes into audio out, rear into audio in,
    center/subwoofer into mic -1

    then it says i need to configure in the multi channel sound manager but i cant find it, book also has note if u cant find speaker configuration tab then your pc doesn't have multi channel capability!!!
    does it or doesn't it I DONT KNOW!!!
    what other ways can i hook it up possibly, do i have to get a new sound card, can I add a sound card! HELP PLEASE!!! want all 6 speakers to work
     
  2. Triple6

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    You only have 2 Channel audio.

    You can use the Matrix(Surrround) button on the speakers to get audio from all the speakers when using only a 2 channel input but its not as good as having true 6 channel output from the PC.

    Or you can buy a Creative Live! Or Audigy card such as this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102003
     
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