Problem with speakers... please help

By kech
Feb 18, 2005
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  1. Hello.....
    I recently bought a set of new speakers (x-530).
    I can't seem to get the center speaker working properly... I plugged it in the right spot and it works when i test the sound in Realtek AC97...
    But when I listen to music or play games, its silenced and doesnt make a sound...
    Anyone know how I can fix this?

    Thanks in advance
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Normal stereo wont play through your centre speaker unless you select a virtual soundfield from your Realtak software.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. kech

    kech Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    :slurp: Thanks for the welcome!
    I looked thru realtek... and I can't seem to find virtual soundfield ..?
    Any idea where I should look?

    Thanks again!
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    In your realtek software you would have to select analogue output and then look for virtual speaker settings etc.

    Look in your control panel.

    I have the ac97 onboard sound as well but mine is the cmedia version which may well be different to yours.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  5. kech

    kech Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Man........ I'm so sorry for the trouble.
    I have now been able to change output to digital and analog, but I looked everywhere and cant find virtual speaker setting or virtual soundfield..
    I checked everywhere!

    Do I download new drivers or something?

    :dead:
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    You could try going to your mobo manufacturers website and downloading the latest drivers for your onboard sound.

    Maybe they will have some software available that will do what you want.

    Other than that I don`t know what else to suggest.

    Sorry I wasn`t able to help you.

    Regards and good luck Howard :grinthumb
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