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ASRock 870 Extreme3

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Hello all,

New to the forums. I recently built a new rig with this ASRock Motherboard

16g of G-Skill memory
ATI 5770 video card

I kept my case, PSU and HD from the previous build.

I also have Logitech 5.1 speakers that completely rock out.

I set everything up, the build went very smoothly. I plugged everything back in and went to town installing a fresh copy of win7 64-bit ultimate. Installed the mobo drivers that came on the CD, and everything appeared to be working. I then noticed something not quite right with my audio. the sound seemed off.

I went into windows to issue some sound tests, and when I executed a test tone, I heard sound from my FR and FL speakers, nothing out of RR, RL, or Center.

I double and triple checked the connections, can hardly screw up the black, lime and orange color scheme. I unplugged from the onboard connections and replugged back in to ensure a good connection and rebooted. Same thing, though this time I had the wife pay attention to the rears. Whenever a test tone came out of a front speaker, it also came out of the corresponding rear speaker, so when tone came out of FR, I had the same tone out of RR. and same for FL and RL.

I once again unplugged the connections from the onboard speaker and connected in only the front (lime) connection and ran the test again. Once again when the test tone came out of FR, I had a tone out of RR, yet the rear speaker cable (black) wasn't connected.

thinking it was windows, I booted over to linux (arch) and the same thing.

I have never experienced this before, and I am almost 100% positive that the speakers worked perfectly on my old system. I would test with the old system, but I pulled the mobo, memory and CPU from the existing case already, and would have to regut and rebuild to test.

Has anyone ever heard of something this crazy?

--nixIT
post #2 of 5
Sounds like you have all channel stereo selected.
Check the volume control panel to make sure that the setting for the speakers is set to (5.1).
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
@DarkPhoenix
Thanx for the very quick reply

been there, done that... I double/triple checked everything, then I even scratched my head and checked again.

However, as soon as I get home, I am going to check for another round just to make sure I haven't been sniffing goo-gone all day.

I am also going to borrow a system from work that has F R C audio jacks and try that with my speakers to rule out the speaker setup.

Anything else to check? any crazy bios setting that I may have missed? I doubled checked the bios, and didn't see anything. Is there a crazy mobo setting I may have missed?
post #4 of 5
I know my onboard audio on my motherboard just all of a sudden died one day. I'd try a sound card if you have one available.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6850K @ 4.5GHz / 1.41v Asus X99 Deluxe II EVGA GTX 980 Ti Classified  Corsair Vengeance LPX 4x8GB 3000MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB Western Digital Purple 2TB XSPC Raystorm Pro XSPC RX 360 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC D5 Photon 170 Windows 7 Professional BenQ GW2765 ViewSonic XG2401 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W Fractal Design Define S Logitech G900 
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SteelSeries QCK+ Sennheiser HD 598 FiiO E10K Cablemod Sleeved Cables (Black/White) 
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Look around for a custom control panel that may have installed from the driver disk. It may have priority over the windows control panel.
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