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5.1 Surround Sound with C-Media 9880?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MFirm, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. MFirm

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    Hi

    I have just brought Creative 5.1 Surround Sound System and can onyl get the subwoofer and 2 speakers working, does C-Media 9880 sound card support 5.1?

    Also can anyone help me to get the system running 5.1.

    Thanks

    MFirm
     
  2. wagnerk
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    Is this an onboard sound card? Or a PCI sound card? Or is that the chipset you've stated?

    Sometimes the newer sound cards if they don't natively support 5.1 surround sound, they'd do a "virtual" one thru software (which isn't that great).

    However for about £16 you can buy a 5.1 card.

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  3. MFirm

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    Hi Ken

    I think this is my onboard sound card, however on the back of the casing, it already has 6 coloured ports which i assumed meant that it could handle 5.1 but it doesnt???
     
  4. wagnerk
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    Have you taken a look at the software for your sound card, normally the option to switch modes is in there.

    -Ken
     
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  5. MFirm

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    It was built in when i first got the computer, there wasnt any separate software for it. If i cant find the software, i imagine i will need to buy another??
     
  6. wagnerk
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    If it is an onboard sound card, do a search for the make/model of the motherboard online and then download the software (if not already installed), first before buying a new audio card.

    -ken
     
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