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Can an xtrememusic output 5.1 SS?

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Just wanted to make sure before I buy a crappy overpriced $40 cable.

Following my thread here, will I be able to pop in an xtrememusic (after removing one of my 460's ), buy that adapter, plug it in, attach a coaxial cable to my receiver, and be happy with real 5.1 surround sound? Or will I still be plagued with 2 channels?
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No. That will still come out stereo. I am nearly 90% sure that your P55 can output surround sound. Optical/SPDIF is digital information. Double check with your setting in Realtek
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From what I've been reading, and the feedback I've been getting, is that my onboard can only transmit 2 channels for some reason (something to do with encoding maybe) and that only HDMI pass-through can get me surround sound in my current situation - however, when I do HDMI sound out to my TV, it says the maximum value is still 2 channels (that may have to do with my TV, it doesn't allow digitial audio OUT if it has HDMI IN -.-), and my receiver doesn't have any HDMI ports to do that anyway.

So doing this or getting a different sound card is my only bet, then getting a new motherboard so I can squeeze a pci slot in between two dual slot 460's
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