I've got a Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard. I'm trying to find an answer to my audio question. My Motherboard is supposed to be able to produce 5.1 Channel sound. It only produces 2-channel stereo. I contacted Gigabyte about this and they stated that this is normal. Normal ? On the back panel there is LINE IN, LINE OUT and SPEAKER. When I go to Sound Manager, I select 5.1 Channel. I test it. The two front speakers sound off. I click on the subwoofer icon (in the diagram), and the 5.1 channel selection (in the drop down menu) greys out. As for drivers, the only driver is see the HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO. The REALTEK ALC887 (codec) is not listed. I tried installing it, but, for some reason, I couldn't get that driver installed. I checked DEVICE MANAGER/RealTek/Propeties. It just showed HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO as the driver. One thing I'm not clear on is, in the Motherboard Specs it states : "To configure 7.1 Channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver. " Does this refer to a piece of hardware that I would install ? My System : Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, 3 Gb RAM, WD 500 Gb Hard Drive, NVidia 210 Geforce(2Gb RAM), Intel Core i3 Processor (3.3Ghz), 500 Watt PSU.
Edited by stanulg1952, 10 September 2013 - 08:16 PM.