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Integrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition Audio

By wrathchild
Jun 21, 2009
  1. Hopefully someone can help me here. I have a Gateway GM5474 with ntegrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition Audio. How do I use it? What kind of cables do I use to hook my speakers up to it? Do I use 3.5mm mono or stereo plugs for each input directly to my speakers or do I need some kind of mixer? Can I simply plug my subwoofer into the subwoofer jack and so forth? I can't find anything on the web to explain this to me. I want to use my speakers from my 7.1 home theater system that no longer works and plug them into my computer for surround sound. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Make sure you have the latest audio driver from Gateway. The rear sound jacks are programmed by using the Realtek Audio software in the control panel. Each colored audio plug will have a place for front, rear, and subwoffer speakers. It is customary that Home Theater systems have a separate amplifier. You may not be able to get surround sound without using an external surround sound amp
  3. wrathchild

    wrathchild TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I guess I'll have to buy a speaker system. Was hoping to just use the speakers I already had.
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