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Okay, so I have my PCI sound card and 5.1 onboard via my EVGA 780i SLI mobo. I switch between my headphones and 2.1 setup frequently and decided to just keep the speakers on the onboard for the majority of things I use them for. Anyway, I can't seem to get the sub to work like it does on the sound card.

On the sound card, when the speakers and sub are plugged in, the sub will work with everything. The problem I am having is, when the sub is connected to the onboard, no sound comes out. I did the Windows speaker config and made the bass noise during the 5.1 test and it's in the correct slot (orange) and shows up on the test as bass, however when I play music it does nothing.

Is there a way to force it to work? I'd just switch the two, but the soundcard surprisingly amps my headphones and the quality difference is quite noticeable only with the headphones.

It's really annoying having to switch them all around when just using the sound card. Mainly because the sub is under my desk and the on/off switch is in the back, so I have to either unplug it from the sound card along w/ the speakers, then plug in the headphones or turn it off so I don't get random bass when using my headphones.

What I know/tl;dr:

The sub works and the onboard works.
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Use a 3.5mm Y splitter on the main output. One for the speakers other for the subwoofer. Easiest way for it to work.
    
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post #3 of 5
Have you updated your onboard sound drivers recently? Might be worth seeing if there are some updated drivers available.
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Check that the speakers aren't set to 'Large' in the onboard sound settings, also check for a crossover setting, you want that set to around 80Hz if you have an option.

Is your onboard audio set to Stereo or 5.1?
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post #5 of 5
Set your speakers to 2.1 or stereo.
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