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I have an EVGA 680i (A1 Revision) motherboard, and I can't seem to get my 5.1 onboard surround to work on any games. I've downloaded the latest Realtek 1.7 Audio Drivers (for Vista) that were from EVGA's sight.

The Audio tests work fine - each speaker plays through the tests on Realtek's Audio Manager. But when I get into games such as BF2 or FEAR, the Rear speakers will not play. Nothing comes out of them regardless of what settings I use in the games.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Have you tried going into the realtek control panel and going to the digital output tab and setting it as use this device (assuming your using digital out). Otherwise you could make sure the analog ports correspond with the proper speaker setup (you can change it manually).
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Surround sound onboard? Please say you are joking.. Not to mention resource hog but it will not even be worth it.
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post #4 of 16
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Surround sound onboard? Please say you are joking.. Not to mention resource hog but it will not even be worth it.
lol, not joking. I'm not using Dolby or anything, just a 5.1 setup for games. Is it really that bad? Even my old Athlon XP 2500/9700 Pro system uses 5.1 Surround with games, and I haven't had any real problems. Definitely no slow-downs that I can tell.
    
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lol, not joking. I'm not using Dolby or anything, just a 5.1 setup for games. Is it really that bad? Even my old Athlon XP 2500/9700 Pro system uses 5.1 Surround with games, and I haven't had any real problems. Definitely no slow-downs that I can tell.
Onboard is okay but any audiophile on here will yell at you. It can sound so much better on a dedicated sound card
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post #6 of 16
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Okay, got it to work. Had to click the box next to "Speaker Fill". Thanks for the help though.
    
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
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Okay, got it to work. Had to click the box next to "Speaker Fill". Thanks for the help though.
I didn't help but yeah, save up for a sound card

Otherwise, what speakers do you have?
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post #8 of 16
Yeah man, It's like....

Would you play Bf2 with an Onboard graphics card? Or any game for the matter.

Same with the Sound card.

Even the Audigy for 25 bucks will make a hella difference.
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post #9 of 16
I have onboard sound, and I dont seem to get any problems.....lol
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
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I have onboard sound, and I dont seem to get any problems.....lol
Yeah.. Do you have surround sound? Test the onboard and then test it with an addon card.. Huge difference..
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