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Ok so i got my soundcard and i can already hear the sound difference, But i need it set up properly.

Using a logitech X-540 5.1 , ya not the best set in the world, But it has been great for me.

First thing is that (and this happened with my onboard) The center and sub get the same notes in each speaker... If i am saying that right, Like there combined, I could fix this a odd way on my onboard by just swapping center/sub tones while its playing the test tune, Now i cant do the same thing on this coz it wont let me play the test tune, Prolly wont work on the card anyway.

Second thats related to the first is if i try and change the sub volume it just wont do anything at all, that may resolve itself when i fix the center/sub

Third is that sometimes the volume wont work, like as if it has separate profiles for everything that i do, Say if i play BFBC2 its like the volume is on none but then if i tap it up a bit it will be like it should be but noticed by windows as the volume on 8 instead of 4

Thanks.
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i am sure this is a noob qestion, but are your drivers up to date and installed, and in bios the sound card is the primary sound device enabled? (i know i know dumb question but people do forget)
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Originally Posted by BadAssClocker;13314509 
i am sure this is a noob qestion, but are your drivers up to date and installed, and in bios the sound card is the primary sound device enabled? (i know i know dumb question but people do forget)

Drivers are the latest yes, Ill check if the card is set to primary in the bios but on the volume tab its noted as the Asus xonar D2X and active.
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Well i disabled the onboard sound in the bios anyway, makes zero difference to anything i think except i can actually play BFBC2 now.

I also noticed there will be zero sound coming out when the volume is on 1
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okay, try reinstalling the driver, or repair install; and check msi to see if there were any updated drivers for the sound
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Solved something... I think

My jacks were not in correctly as the color code from asus does not apply to logitech speakers, All this does differently is make my center sound actually come from the center instead of the rear, Except my rear sound is counted as side speakers still :/

I still cant get proper control over the woofer sound option to lower it in the tab and my center and sub sounds are still playing merged, like they play together in sound tests
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the D2X doesn't appear to follow any "colour code"

The jacks are incorrectly coloured and marked, It has a weird thing where any rear speaker has to be plugged into the "Side" (RedOrange led, according to below post) 3.5mm. The only standard it follows/got right is green for front.

Center speakers go in the White LED jack.

It's a good soundcard though, although i must admit this put me right off. The lack of up-to-date drivers bothers me alot, which is something i thought i left behind with Creativelabs soundcards.

going to Asus turned out to be a not so worthwhile switch. Then again i don't think many audio cards on the market are that impressive, and all suffer with similar issues.

The LED jacks is a nice touch though tongue.gif
Edited by Thingamajig - 4/30/11 at 5:44am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxFTW;13328735 
Except my rear sound is counted as side speakers still :/

It sounds like you still have the rear speakers plugged into the wrong port on the sound card I did the same thing when I first got mine, here's a picture from the manual... to my surprise there was no picture of the I/O panel guide online
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Oh, make sure you have the sub/center plugged in all the way when I first got it I thought I got a broken one until I realized you need to force the plug a bit to actually get it to click in the correct way... well at least with my card.
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post #10 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thingamajig;13328779 
the D2X doesn't appear to follow any "colour code"

The jacks are incorrectly coloured and marked, It has a weird thing where any rear speaker has to be plugged into the "Side" (Red led) 3.5mm. The only standard it follows/got right is green for front.

Center speakers go in the White LED jack.

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going to Asus turned out to be a not so worthwhile switch. Then again i don't think many audio cards on the market are that impressive, and all suffer with similar issues.

The LED jacks is a nice touch though tongue.gif

Ya my current way its set out is..

Green/Green led
Black/Orange led
Orange/White led

I knew i would get in to this mess though with a sound card, Just a mission to set up

Just really want my sub to be separate from the center when it does the sound test, D:
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