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5.1 surround sound problems

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I have a gigabyte EP45 DS3l MOBO and I am running on board sound with a spdif running to a JVC receiver ,I have Vista 64 Ultimate and when I go into the sound settings it is shows 2 channel audio and my receiver is showing the same. Does anybody know how I can activate 5.1 surround? or is this something I have to activate in the Bios?
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I do not believe you will get 5.1 unless you are outputting a Dolby Digital or DTS signal. Try popping in a movie, then it should be 5.1.

You probably need something to convert any audio to a DTS or Dolby signal.
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Go into "Sound and Audio Devices" in your Control Panel and change Speaker Settings from 2 channel to 5.1.
 
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