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I have just bought logitech x-530 speakers and connected them 2 my PC the 3 main speakers work beatifully (great sound) but the 2 rear speakers do not.

The manual says they will not work if I have onnly a 2 channel sound card. My sound card appears to be a realtek ac97 HOW can I find out how many channels it has?

Cheers Terry
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If there is more than one speaker output connector on your PC then you can be sure the sound device fitted inside it can output more than 2 channels. A 2-channel device only has one speaker output connector. There should be a control panel for your sound output (either in Windows Control Panel or listed in Start->All Programs, where you should be able to set it to 4-speaker output.

Go into Control Panel->Sounds and Audio Devices. Click on the bottom 'Advanced' tab in the 'Speaker Settings" section, there you will see a drop-down list under "Speaker setup".

Select the speaker configuration which applies to your speaker setup. I imagine you need to select either "Quadrophonic speakers" or "Surround Sound Speakers".

Edited by pip22, 29 October 2007 - 07:51 AM.

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