I would like to know if buying a sound card would allow me to have 5.1 audio? I use to have an asus realteak mother board. About 2 years ago i had to get a new motherboard so i got a great deal on a GIGABYTE GA-G1.Sniper Z97 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 but for what ever reason i can't get 5.1 audio anymore i used to with my previous mother board. It forces me to use sound blaster audio in the device options hd audio manager won't pop up when i install and id i uninstall sound blaster it just reinstalls it self. So would buying a sound blaster sound card fix my issue?
I doubt a new soundcard would help or at least not guaranteed. As above seems like a driver issue. When you changed motherboard did you reinstall Windows, if not then start with this as its strongly recommended after any motherboard change as it can lead to lots of different issues.
"The board does not use Realtek, but Creative.
Try the driver from http/download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Driver/mb_driver_a..."
I have that installed and have uninstalled and reinstalled creative the problem i have creative is 5.1 doesn't work through digital output. I all speakers will produce sound but the front speakers play when the back should. So i was curious if a sound card would fix that.
IF you decide to get a new sound card, I suggest a Sound Blaster Z. about $100.
My Realtek audio started having 5.1 problems too.
I just wanted a replacement, but I can't afford true audiophile quality, so I got a slightly better card.
It sounds way better than the Realtek audio, but the best thing about it is the software suite.
Well the back speakers dont play at all. The front speakers play left, right, and center correctly but when it goes to play back right it goes in the front right back left plays in front left. It only does do on my pc no other device has that issue.