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I have the x-Fi Prelude in connection to a Logitech X-540 and now went in the sound cards options to adjust some settings etc... and found out that it is reading that I have 2/2.1 speakers whereas my speaker system is a 5.1. [See attached pic]

Is that some kind of error or is it just somethings else??

How can I change it to 5.1?

Maybe I placed the ends of the wires in the wrong soundcard ports??

Any help,

10q
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I've seen this problem many times, I have found out a fix... Set the output to digital in the sound devices tab in Sounds in control panel. Then switch in back to normal output, then in sound devices, right click the speakers (or analogue, what ever it says) and click configure. Then change it to 5.1
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Where is the digital tab as I cannot see it??
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Where is the digital tab as I cannot see it??
Its not a tab, it should show up in the sound devices as S/PDIF out.
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But then again when I set that as default, then I would not have sound!!!

I then click somewhere a another window appeared and then there was an option to select from stereo, 5.1, 7.1, etc... Then I selected 5.1 because it was set to stereo and tried a test to see wheter all the speakers are working. From the test only the front left and right speakers worked, whilst the center, sub and rear left and right did not make any noise!!!

Now am playing some music and the rear and center is working, what is wrong??
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But then again when I set that as default, then I would not have sound!!!

I then click somewhere a another window appeared and then there was an option to select from stereo, 5.1, 7.1, etc... Then I selected 5.1 because it was set to stereo and tried a test to see wheter all the speakers are working. From the test only the front left and right speakers worked, whilst the center, sub and rear left and right did not make any noise!!!

Now am playing some music and the rear and center is working, what is wrong??
Odd, try disabling the speakers, set the default output to S/PDIF out, exit out, play some sounds or something so it sticks. Then go back into the sounds window, then set it the default to the speaker and re-enable them, then disable S/PDIF. Then right click the speakers, configure, then select 5.1. Also, I think the ports might have been changed, let me look it up, hold on a sec.
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Odd, try disabling the speakers, set the default output to S/PDIF out, exit out, play some sounds or something so it sticks. Then go back into the sounds window, then set it the default to the speaker and re-enable them, then disable S/PDIF. Then right click the speakers, configure, then select 5.1. Also, I think the ports might have been changed, let me look it up, hold on a sec.
Just tried this but when I set the SPDIF out, there would be no sound. I tried anything but still no kind of sound.

Then I contiue following these steps quoted above and when I re-selected the 5.1 and did the test, again, the front left and right speakers made some noise, the other did not.

How is it going to change??
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Can also someone tell me how to set the settings to best and thus having crystal sound and also to set it to 5.1 so that I would be able to hear music surround sound (at the moment the rear speakers not always work)!!! On youtube they do not and also on normal MP3. Then when I press the matrix botton, they work (for MP3).

The speakers are a Logitech X-540
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Sound isn't supposed to come out when you have it swichted to digital mode, the idea is to reset it to that then set it back to speaker output.
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How come that when I listen to youtube the sound only comes out from the front left and right speakers and the center one and when I watch films or listen to normal music, the sound is 5.1??
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