Creative Surround Sound Problem

By Cybersciver
Jun 6, 2008
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  1. I have a 7.1 surround setup using Creative's T7900 speaker system and a Creative Audigy 2 Platinum ZS card. The cable hooking into subwoofer/amplifier has the usual connectors (orange/black/green/grey) but only three run to the card, the grey being terminated. This setup is unique to Creative apparently. Their top-of-the-range Gigaworks 7.1 system uses the same 4/3 setup.
    I have a second rig which connects to the same speaker system , with a Creative Extreme-Music card which only provides 5.1 surround. 7.1 is supported but needs the fourth grey connector to activate the side speakers. I've tried to contact Creative about this and failed & there's nothing on their website. Does anyone have a solution? Is there a 4/4 cable available to replace the 4/3 which would work with both cards?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Ok you have told us about your cards, now what about your computer?
  3. Cybersciver

    Cybersciver Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    The one with the 2ZS is an Ante P180 sli setup with an Asus mbd and 2x8800GT's and the other (with the Extreme Music) is a Cosmos 1000 with an Abit P35 Pro and 8800GTX. Does that help you with my problem?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Nice systems. I just purchased an ABIT P35 Pro today. What operating systems are you running on these? Vista?
  5. Cybersciver

    Cybersciver Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    XP Pro & Vista 32 on the Antec (Samsung F1 750GB, two partitions) & XP Pro, Vista32 & Vista 64 on the Cosmos - another F1 750 for the Vistas and a 80GB Samsung for the XP Pro. Abit 35 Pro is a good board, running an E8400 at 4.05GHz on mine - need a good cooler though.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    You are over clocking the CPU's and running dual boot Vista and XP?
  7. Cybersciver

    Cybersciver Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    You bet! It's the only way to go, XP's faster for dx9 games & 64 bit OS is the future. Not quite there yet tho'!
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    "You bet! It's the only way to go"...

    And this brings you here with a problem? Sounds like you are trying to do something that is not possible... at this time, or at least, without modifying an existing cable
  9. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    the x64 bit XP is not a good operating system, get rid of it and u will have less problems. the VISTA 64 is a whole lot better, and has drivers for it.
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