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Hello all. I just got my new motherboard (i know it's crap, but i am in a very bad financial situation now). So the motherboard says that it supports 5.1 speakers and has three connectors (Green, pink, blue) but my speakers have three connectors (green, black, orange). If i connect only the green connector, i can hear sound only from my front speakers. What can i do to make them all play?
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The manual should tell you?
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Yea usually the green is for front speakers, black is for rear and the orange is for sub/center i think. You could probably try to plug in the black to blue, orange to pink? Just try to see if it matches the channels or not.
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It says to connect to the front panel. I can't do that because all three cables are attached together. In the past i had another G41 motherboard with this sound card and somehow i managed to make it play from all the speakers but i cannot remember how...
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Can't you connect them in the back on the actual motherboard? Pink is usually for Mic though
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Are you sure your motherboard supports 5.1 analog audio? Usually green is for 2.0-2.1, and usually the pink signals a microphone input, and the blue stands for a line-in. It may only support 5.1 out through an HDMI or digital optical output.

EDIT: either that or the green output may support SPDIF but you'll need a special adapter for that to go to a standard digital optical output, which still wouldn't work with your analog cables.
Edited by MooCwzRck - 5/31/11 at 11:58am
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Can't you connect them in the back on the actual motherboard? Pink is usually for Mic though
I can't connect them because there are no available outputs...

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Are you sure your motherboard supports 5.1 analog audio? Usually green is for 2.0-2.1, and usually the pink signals a microphone input, and the blue stands for a line-in. It may only support 5.1 out through an HDMI or digital optical output.

EDIT: either that or the green output may support SPDIF but you'll need a special adapter for that to go to a standard digital optical output, which still wouldn't work with your analog cables.
So there is nothing i can do?
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I can't connect them because there are no available outputs...



So there is nothing i can do?
Worst case scenario buy one of these.
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I can't connect them because there are no available outputs...

So there is nothing i can do?
You could get a cheap external or internal 5.1 sound card...improve your quality, and be able to use your speaker's surround sound:


Or if you don't care about having individual channels, you could take the guy above's suggestion
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I guess i will go with that...
I'll see...
Thank you all for your help...
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