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ok i read a lot of reviews but id like to know what you guys think. i have logitech 5.1 surround sound speakers with 4 satellites, 1 subwoofer and 1 middle speaker. However, when i watch movies, play games, or listen to music on my comp, i only get sound out of 2 of the satellite speakers, not all four. Someone said its because the Realtec AC97 built-in sound card cant run all four.
i have open PCI slots so any suggestions for a good soundcard that can run all 4 would be much appreciated.
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X-Fi 100%
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102004
what about that one? 7.1 is backwards compatible with 5.1 speakers eh?
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X-Fi FTW
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post #5 of 22
If you're mobo has 6 sound exits, maybe you're using the wrongg ones, or the drives is not properly configured....
I would sugest S-FI XtremeGamer, not the fatality one , because it's the same has the xtreme music, cheaper!
post #6 of 22
Mp3's and other formats are recorded in 2 channal unless stated hence why you are only getting mucic out of the front left and right speakers, there is nothing wrong with the equipment, appart from the sound quality then I would suggest getting a new card
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post #7 of 22
I have the Audigy 4 and xtrememusic.

xtrememusic > audigy 4

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Originally Posted by Du@lGeEk View Post
If you're mobo has 6 sound exits, maybe you're using the wrongg ones, or the drives is not properly configured....
I would sugest S-FI XtremeGamer, not the fatality one , because it's the same has the xtreme music, cheaper!
Yes, get the xtremegamer. It also has xram, the xtrememusic does not.
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post #8 of 22
The audigy4 uses the EMU chip which is pro grade, the xfi is better but sometimes not worth it depending where you get it
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post #9 of 22
get an x-fi extrememusic

NOT EXTREMEGAMER!!
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post #10 of 22
More specifically...(and NICE price too!)

http://www.3gplaza.com/estore/contro...107&srccode=PW
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