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Cant change AC97 speaker configuration

Q: Cant change AC97 speaker configuration

I have 2 front 2 rear speaker. I have plugged in properly. But the speaker configuration doesn't change from 2 channel to 4 channel. My OS is win7 Ultimate. First,when my os was xp,it was working good and the channel was in 4 .After 7 installation,it doest change.Please Help me.
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Did someone had a similar issue ?

Here's my config if it helps : Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 and Logitech Z906 5.1 speakers.

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A:Realtek AC97, sound from one speaker only

Don't laugh now..

Did you plug the cables in properly? Do it again. Are you sure you haven't set the balance all the way to the left? Check it again.

Swap the cables around and see if you lose the sound from the left speaker now.
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try out the drivers from realteks site labled
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A:realtek ac97 sound only from 1 speaker

Are you running vista?
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A:AC97 Audio Configuration

Its usually only available if the implementation of the drivers for the particular chipset include it in the drivers.
At this location one PC has it as the chipset specific drivers include it, the other two do not as its not part of their drivers.

The AC97 is the audio "codec", it's implementation may differ (as will the functions offerred) according to the motherboard makers specific drivers.
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A:AC97 Audio Configuration trouble

Check out this thread for a similar problem with ac97 audio drivers. Drivers worked in a fresh install of XP, but there was no audio when re-installed in a working copy of XP. This situation involved differing flavors of the ac97 audio drivers. The method used tracked down all the software programs listed in the device driver list for the audio.
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Try turning off both the headphone and line jack when the Jack-sense program comes up.
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A:Need Settings Instructions for RealTek AC97 Audio Configuration and AVRack

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

Guide LINK
These are the best ones I could find VIAARENA
I hope it helps.
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I haven't used a sound card before (not for YEARS anyway) so I'm really no help here. However If you post the name of the program you are using with the sound card and post the sund card model number I'm sure someone will be glad to help you.

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Thanks for your time,

A:Realtek Speaker Configuration Trouble

I was having the exact same trouble. Was driving me mad.

Download the beta drivers from Then, the actual 'speaker configuration' bit is hidden - right click the realtek icon by the clock (lower right), audio devices, configuration tab, speaker configuration.

Utterly stupid place to put it. Oh well!
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I have an Audigy SE sound card installed in a Vista 32 bit system and there is no problems with using headphones with it. The EQ (Bass/Treble) does not change using headphones.

Do you have the latest Windows 7 64 bit Creative drivers? If not install them and see what happens. If not you may want to reinstall what you have and see what happens.

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There is manufacturer defect,
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A:Speaker mode (unable to change to Headphones)

You have to generally use the front panel connections to get that identification.

Since you are plugging it into the back panel the system basically assumes it's speakers. It can't actually tell the difference based on the plug... it's not a usb device that communicates with the system. So all the system has to go on is where it's being plugged in.

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1st thing have u gone to the windows sound panel,

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Quote: Originally Posted by Mzima

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get a new sound card
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mgary welcome to the forums.

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I think:

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You have to download the correct sound drivers from Matsonic's website( and install those. Make sure you uninstall all the old drivers first. Using a different AC'97 driver will give you the trouble youre having. Make sure the driver you download is for XP as well.

the modem has nothing to do with the sound - they're independent.
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First,check all the relevant volume controls are up and not muted.

There are several of them hiding in various places.

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A:VIA AC97 running but no sound!


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