How to achieve a true 5.1 surround sound from PC?

iamroo

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I have a F&D F3000U surround sound multimedia speaker with pro logic and I want to connect it to my PC having a motherboard of MSI H77MA-G43 which supports up to 8-channel audio with jack sensing and a Realtek® ALC892 chipset.

My speakers has two inputs mainly DVD(5.1 Ch) and AUX (http://postimg.org/image/oq3l8n62d/)
and my motherboard has all the needed jacks (http://postimg.org/image/aeygx1zif/)

I tried connecting the AUX input into my PC with pro logic turned on. If the sound mode in Realtek is turned to Stereo, all the speakers work but they all play the same sound but when I turn it to 5.1 mode, only the particular output which is connected (Front, Rear or Center/Subwoofer) worked which is mirrored to all the speakers.

Because the three cables provided for the DVD (5.1 ch) input were all RCA at both ends, I can't connect it to my pc so I bought three 3.5 mm headphones jack with RCA jack at the other end to connect the input from the DVD (5.1 ch) to the output in my pc but it does not seem to play any sounds when connected in either of the two sound modes.

the cable jack I bought (http://postimg.org/image/639d14jmj/)
the one included in the speaker set for AUX (http://postimg.org/image/pvt42w9ft/)
the three included in the speaker set for DVD (5.1) (http://postimg.org/image/wnrr6y2tb/)
the cable I bought (left) compared to cable provided for AUX (right) (http://postimg.org/image/xz5zm6w21/)
details of my motherboard (http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H77MAG43.html#/?div=Basic)
details of my speakers (http://www.fendaaudio.com/51_speakers/f3000u.html)

I want to know if am I missing something or if I'm using the wrong cable.
Please help cause I have been searching the web for possible solutions for quite some time now.
I want to experience true surround sound on my PC :(
 

iamroo

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What do you mean by audio source? I'm using AUX for the AUX input while I use DVD for the DVD input. Can't I simply connect the output from my speakers directly to the input in my PC?
 

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The AUX is stereo only, no surround sound there. Output from speaker to input in PC? I think you mixed up input an output here?
 

iamroo

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Yeah but I already tried the DVD(5.1 ch) input using the 3.5 mm with RCA that I bought but it didnt produced any sound. The 3.5 mm with rca that was included in the speaker set worked with the DVD (5.1) input but only 1 of that is included so I still lavk 2. Is it possible that I bought the wrong cable? Please take a look at the photos included in this thread and compare. And yeah the output input thingy from my last reply was just a typo.
 

itsbishal

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Hey I have a 5.1 ch speaker and i have connected it with 3.5mm-RC cable with my pc. Just connect all the 6 RC connectors on the DVD input and the rest 3 3.5mm connectors in Blue (Rear Speaker), Green (Front Speakers) and Red (For centre/subwoofer). Now go to your sound driver i.e. Realtek and on Speaker Configuration tab click the on stereo, a drop down list will show up, there u will get 5.1 channel, click on it. That's it! U shall now be getting your sound in Real 5.1 ch. However don't forget to switch the input from Aux In to DVD In in your remote. Do reply me if it works!
 

iam2thecrowe

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as said above, use the 6 rca connectors matched with the 3 3.5mm outputs from your sound card according to the user manual. set windows sound to 5.1. you should be good to go. Note that although you have 5.1 connected, not all sources of audio (like music) are 5.1. try a dolby 5.1 dvd to check that its working.
 
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