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Can My Setup run TRUE 5.1?

post #1 of 7
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Hi OCN

now that my computer is running stable i have 5.1 altec lansing speakers that i would like to hook up but can it hook up directly to my board and get true 5.1?

if so how would i go about it , all system info is in my sig

thanks ocn!
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post #2 of 7
well, the onboard for that motherboard is 8-channel, so sure you can.

probably better off with a sound card if you are looking for anything spectacular or "true" though.
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post #3 of 7
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no funds for an additional card yet......how abouts would i connect it i have 3.5 green 3.5 yellow and black:s
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post #4 of 7
The back of your board should have the connectors labelled. Don't know if serious..
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post #5 of 7
I believe black is the rear 2 speakers, green is the front left and right and the black is centre and subwoofer
But the ends of the cables should match up to the colours of the plugs on your motherboard.
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post #6 of 7
Yeah, its color coordinated. Just look at the motherboard manual if you need help.
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post #7 of 7
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perfect shes all set up thanks OCN!!
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