Audio No 5.1 audio from M7NCD Motherboard

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gavin_powell

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HI

I purchaced an nVidia M7NCD motherboard and it is advertised to have Dolby 5.1 audio. i however do not have anything on my computer to change the audio plugs at the back from pink, blue and green to yellow black and green. i know if there is usually anysoftware installed to allow me to do this then it puts an icon in the bottim right of the screen. i only got one drivers cd with it and have completely installed the cd. can anyone help, thanks.
 

vegasgmc

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Its in the Audio Rack. I had to search around for the feature that enables the 5.1 but I cant remember where it is.
 

vegasgmc

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Its the program that has the cd player, wave player and other utilities. One of the buttons has the audio set up options. Its not very intuitive. it took me a while to figure it out. But I dont have it installed anymore, I have a sound card now.
 

gavin_powell

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do i get a sound card?

so would you advise i get a sound card? i've been looking at the augidy 2 zs coz i know its half decent but dont wanna spend the cash on one if i dont need to.
 

vegasgmc

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I didnt like the onboard audio. It was a pain in the *** to adjust the equalizer and it never held the settings. The mp3 and wave plaers were also buggy. I have a regular Audigy and love it. Ive also got a SB Live 5.1 Digital in my second PC and it sounds great too. You can get the SB Live online for $20 and they just came out with a 7.1 version for $30. The Chaintech Excell 7.1 with Via Envy chip sounds great too and is about $25.
 
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