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Sound Output

#1
Hi im new here and just wanted ask about a problem i've been having since i got my new laptop. I got an ASUS M50SV with integrated Realtek HD ALC888S audio and the problem is in the speaker configuration, it only shows stereo. i cannot change it because its grayed out. The laptop also has S/PDIF output but the Realtek HD Audio Manager doesnt recognize it.

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My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    T9300 2.5Ghz
    Motherboard
    M50SV
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9500M GS
    Hard Drives
    250GB
#3
Get where? If you're talking about the screenshot, its the "Realtek HD Audio Manager". After you intall the sound card driver, it's in the bottom tray icons.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    T9300 2.5Ghz
    Motherboard
    M50SV
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9500M GS
    Hard Drives
    250GB
#5
i tried an older Realtek HD Driver and no it gives me the option of "Stereo" or "Quadraphonic" under "Speaker Configuration". Still no 5.1 :(
The sound card is capable of 7.1
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    T9300 2.5Ghz
    Motherboard
    M50SV
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9500M GS
    Hard Drives
    250GB

johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarian
Vista Guru
#6
Hi, Bauss, and welcome to the forums.

Try connecting something to the S/PDIF port *first* and then configuring the settings.
 

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    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Calssified (PhysX)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
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#7
I connected my Logitech Z680 5.1 System through S/PDIF but neither the laptop or the speakers recognize a connection.. i tried connecting it with the 3 cables (green,black,yellow) but the laptop sees one of the cables as a microphone input..
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    T9300 2.5Ghz
    Motherboard
    M50SV
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9500M GS
    Hard Drives
    250GB

johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarian
Vista Guru
#8
I meant are you able to change settings *after* connecting to the S/P DIF?
 

My Computer

System One

  • System Manufacturer/Model Number
    The Beast Model V
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified3
    Memory
    3 * 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Calssified (PhysX)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST1500DL001 1.5 TB SATA II
    PSU
    ThermalTake BlackWidow 850W
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    180 Mbit down / 15 Mbit up
    Other Info
    3 VMs built off IP 14971:
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johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarian
Vista Guru
#10
click on the i icon to find out what it is seeing as your sound card, and verify that you have the same thing in Device Manager - also, you might want to make sure nothing is not installed correctly in Device Manager.

Finally, is this using the latest driver from the RealTek website, or the original driver that came with the system? Did you upgrade to SP1? If so reinstall the driver - and if the RealTek driver from the RealTek website is not working get one from the Laptop manufacturer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • System Manufacturer/Model Number
    The Beast Model V
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified3
    Memory
    3 * 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Calssified (PhysX)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST1500DL001 1.5 TB SATA II
    PSU
    ThermalTake BlackWidow 850W
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    180 Mbit down / 15 Mbit up
    Other Info
    3 VMs built off IP 14971:
    UUP disabled / single VHD | UUP disabled / dual VHDs with moved \User Tree | UUP enabled / single VHD
#11
control panel and device manager are reporting the same device name so no problem there. I have SP1 installed and i tried both latest drivers from Realtek and Asus drivers but still no luck. However, with the Asus drivers i get an option of Stereo or Quadraphonic, still no 5.1.

The laptop is an Asus m50sv and the sound chip is an ALC888S which is capable of outputing 7.1 channels
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    T9300 2.5Ghz
    Motherboard
    M50SV
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9500M GS
    Hard Drives
    250GB