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Hey guys, I just put together my new rig and I'm having an issue with the onboard sound on my Gigabyte 965P-DS3 v3.3.

I'm using the SPDIF optical output and connecting it to my surround sound home theatre system. I installed the drivers and everything and I set the speaker setup to 6 speakers, but for some reason I can only get 2 speakers to work. For some reason I dont' think the board is outputting a digital signal, because my reciever automatically picks it up if it is.

Anyone have any ideas?
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See if there are any bios or driver updates for your board.
    
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What are you using to test the speakers? IIRC, most MP3's can only use 2 channels. Try playing something you know uses surround sound.
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What are you using to test the speakers? IIRC, most MP3's can only use 2 channels. Try playing something you know uses surround sound.

Its hooked up to my home theatre system, so its going through my reciever. And I know that I'm not getting a digital signal because the reciever is running in Linear PCM mode. It auto detects a digital signal and on the display I see all speakers light up. RIght now there's only 2.
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bumped for help, I still can't get all my speakers to work. The onboard sound is suppose to support up to 8 channels, but I was wondering does that necessarily mean that it will support 5.1 digital?
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