Realtek, digital sound, 5.1 - no sound?

aims dee

New Member
I've seen alot of these realtek threads, searched around but didnt find anything that helped me, so please help me out guys!

Just got a new computer, first time on vista, very exciting times lol!

Everythings working fine, except my audio.

Now I have Logitech z-680 5.1 digital surround sound (old school but still awesome), their connected to my computer via the optical cable. My motherboard (gigabyte extreme X-58) has onboard HD sound. The amp that comes with my sound says its detected and displays 'Optical - digital' meaning that its detecting the digital output/input etc.

However there is no sound. I checked my drivers (which are the latest) and everything is working fine.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? I had a look in the Realtek HD audio manager and everything seems fine? There's a page for the digital output, but nothing on the digital input (just says status unlock).

Help meeeeeeeeeeee.

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel i7 950
    Gigabyte Extreme X58
    6GB Corsair Dominator 1866mhz (x3)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro FX1700
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP L2445 x 2 (1900x1200)
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    3 x WD Velociraptor 300GB HD 10000rpm
    Thermaltake V9
    Wacom tablet intuos4
    Dinovo Edge