5.1 sound system problem - please help!!

  andyuk2005 04:29 09 Nov 2005

Hey all, was hoping you could help me with my difficult setup here. The probem is Im not recieving 5.1 sound out of my pc! Which is a b*tch after I spent plenty of money on it! Heres the setup:

I have a biostar ideq 300g small form factor pc: click here (which has optical output)
and creative inspire GD580 5.1 speakers: click here (which has optical input)

I have contected all up and had it for a while but I just can't seem to be able to get 5.1 sound coming from the PC. Even when configering the sound renderer and selecting 5.1, the audio will come out funny, with central sound quite and background sound load, so at the mo Im stuck on Dolby PL2. I can still get 5.1 sound from my xbox optically, which means the PC just isnt sending out the 5.1 signal which is baffaling!

Please any help will be really grateful!!

  AndySD 05:58 09 Nov 2005

My initial thought is you need to install the drivers or check that you have installed the correct drivers.

  Skyver 06:54 09 Nov 2005

Is 7.1 > 5.1 `conversion` supposed to be automatic or is there some switch or other you need to set on the speakers/amp?

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