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The problem is that I killed the front channel jack on my sound card and I can only hear one reversed channel with tons of static. I somewhat solved this by setting my sound card as 4/6/8Ch and plugging my speakers to the rear or surround jacks. Problem of this is that it doesn't always work.
So I was wondering if it could be possible to get a 2Ch setting to work on the surround/rear ports?
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could it be as simple as a driver problem? i would try that first. . . and my 5500 have the option to do stereo x2 where the same signal is sent to the front and rear speakers. . . dunno if that helps but . . .
 
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could it be as simple as a driver problem? i would try that first. . . and my 5500 have the option to do stereo x2 where the same signal is sent to the front and rear speakers. . . dunno if that helps but . . .
No, I know I killed the front jack because it happened after doing something extremely stupid with an old stereo I had... Plus I've reinstalled a few times with different drivers since then, so I know it's not that.
And I have 2.1, that's why I want to change the front channel to the surround or rear.
post #4 of 11
Well unless you can see physical damage on the Jack then try updating drivers just to make sure..Im not sure if you can set 2ch within the surround jacks but i beleive you can through the drivers.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Well unless you can see physical damage on the Jack then try updating drivers just to make sure..Im not sure if you can set 2ch within the surround jacks but i beleive you can through the drivers.
Not drivers.. post #3
I was thinking something like a driver/registry change, but I have no idea on how or if it would even work.
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Not drivers.. post #3
I was thinking something like a driver/registry change, but I have no idea on how or if it would even work.
Well what you are talking about is only hardware driven so a Driver or reg hack will make no difference.
post #7 of 11
i had the same problem.ive killed my realtek alc850 too.now i am able to get a very poor mono sound fron any jacket even the mic or line in...but i can get rich stereo sound only if:i use the line out jacket,set audio to 8 channels and mute (using volume control) spdif,aux,cd player,line in,microphone,phone line.
you can try muting and unmuting several things using vol control and passing from 2 to 8 channels.
but 2 things are sure:its not a driver problem and the audio will never be like it was.
i hope i was helpful.
    
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Try using the cmss 2x stereo, it should let you have the 2 channel soung out of the rear jack
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Originally Posted by idi
i had the same problem.ive killed my realtek alc850 too.now i am able to get a very poor mono sound fron any jacket even the mic or line in...but i can get rich stereo sound only if:i use the line out jacket,set audio to 8 channels and mute (using volume control) spdif,aux,cd player,line in,microphone,phone line.
you can try muting and unmuting several things using vol control and passing from 2 to 8 channels.
but 2 things are sure:its not a driver problem and the audio will never be like it was.
i hope i was helpful.
Thanks, I'll try that.

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Try using the cmss 2x stereo, it should let you have the 2 channel soung out of the rear jack
Is this a program or driver feature? Basically I need to use a 2Ch setting as always, but use the rear or surround jack instead for my speakers. If I use a +4Ch setting, some programs automatically use the other channels and I have no sound or just what would come from the rear or surround spekers.
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Oh sorry its for creative only, its an eax setting
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