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P55 mobo not outputting more than 2 audio channels

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Sorry if I'm overlooking something simple, but I can't figure this out.

My EVGA P55 Micro has toslink and coaxial out, and when I connect it to my sony 5.1 reciever I get 2 channel sound. There's no option in the windows audio to select more than 2 channels. I downloaded the most recent drivers from EVGA's website but still nothing. Any help appreciated!


The one thing I ask is to NOT recommend I buy a dedicated sound card.
Edited by MijnWraak - 1/12/11 at 3:40pm
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post #2 of 3
toslink/coax cannot do more than 2ch PCM... you need to use hdmi to get 6/8ch PCM output...

The only multich audio that you can send to a receiver must be via pass-through and be either DTS or Dolby Digital (aka AC3)
    
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Ha, lucky for me my TV doesn't allow audio out when it's got an HDMI input and my receiver doesnt have any HDMI pass through support.

Any other things I can do?

Also any reason why they do not transmit more than 2 channels? My 5 year old cable box can o.O
Edited by MijnWraak - 1/12/11 at 5:04pm
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