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ASUS mobo S/PDIF output questions

Q: ASUS mobo S/PDIF output questions

My M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard has a built-in coaxial and TOSLINK S/PDIF audio out on it, but when I connect it to my 5.1 surround sound receiver it says PCM 48 and only does 2.1 audio. I have updated the SoundMax program for that audio system, but to no avail. I called ASUS technical support and the person I talked to said that I needed this, but I don't understand why, since I already have the ports on my motherboard, and that card adds them. I don't need to audio-out for each S/PDIF, but I just need 5.1 (or Dolby Digital) on the ones that I already have.

And I know this is not my receiver's problem, since it works properly on my Xbox 360's TOSLINK audio cable.

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A: ASUS mobo S/PDIF output questions

The sound chip on the mainboard doesn't support Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect. In other words, it won't encode sound into a digital 5.1 stream.

You'll get DD/DTS 5.1 sound from DVD discs or other media that has the sound already encoded in that format, but not with games, for example.

One option could be something like AC3Filter, but I don't know how to use it (with games).
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Hi all. Just got a new computer. Vista 64, Asus Mobo p5q-e with soundmax. Trying to use digital output to my Sony reciever... no sound. I get sound using line out to R&L on receiver and have tested receiver digital in to make sure it works.

I downloaded latest Asus Soundmax drivers as well.

I set it as default as well.

Under windows/control panel/sound, it shows as stereo, no sound output with test.

I downloaded and installed vista codec (32 and 64), not that I thought it would

Anyone have this problem or have any suggestions?


A:Asus p5q-e mobo, vista64, soundmax, no digital output to receiver

hey..i also got new p5qe motherboard having the same just showin 2 speakers no digital output i am getting....plz help...if resolved
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A:questions RE: my new Asus P8P67 pro Mobo

You're SATA 6 HD connect to the dark blue is us Marvell® 9120 controller. So everytime it start up will detect the drive.... you can switch to the light grey (beside teh dark blue) these is the original SATA 6 from Intel P67 Chipset. When you connect you will see it in the BIOS.
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A:S/PDIF output on motherboard

Optical cable from wal-mart $19.99
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A:s/pdif output problems

Where in NY are you KA3, if you don't mind me askin'...and have you checked the connections and verified that all that is good to go? Optical cables never got bent or anything? I know, basic questions, but eliminate the obvious first...)
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A:s/pdif output does not work on receiver

You have to switch to ?digital output? from the sound applet and then ? "set as default". Vista works simultaneously with the sound devices.
To have DTS or DD you have to use ffdshow or vista codec pack.
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A:HD Audio stereo and S/PDIF simultaneous output?

Quote: Originally Posted by byngo


So in summary, in my old set up with XP (Same PC) I had a sort of simultaneuos sound output with windows sounds and internet flash video through my monitor's stereo speakers but if i wanted to watch a movie on the HDTV, i turned my surround amp input over and got digital audio via the S/PDIF.

You might try using the latest drivers from Realtek.


I think this link works, looks like they've changed their site a bit.
Also, the Realtek drivers may need to be installed twice and the first time removes the current driver.

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Did you set it as the default audio device in the Windows Sound applet?
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B. Find somewhere where I can purchase this online?

-Thanks so much!

A:Internal S/pdif Cable (MoBo to Graphics Card)

You are correct more of less. Just set one of theses up for a friend. it was a small two pin cable. Connected to the internal spdif and the video card. Does your mobo have a internal spdif connection and does your graphics card have a spdif connection? The graphics card should have came with a cable if it supports it.
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A:WANTED! ASUS S/PDIF-SA 4-1 Digital Audio Out Bracket

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A:Realtek ALC889 audio, audio fine on S/PDIF, nothing from rear output

I found out after a while. In the popup dialog when a cable is plugged in, I had selected "Rear speaker out" mistakenly thinking it was talking about the rear output, not the rear speakers in a 5.1 speaker setting. Changing to "Front speaker out" solved the problem.
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A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?
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Have you asked ati yet? Read what the mobo manufacturer has to say about it?
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A:Connecting asus spdif module to asus p4b mobo

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A:VGA And Digital Output Questions

From one ole fart to another . LOL
You wouldn't see much of a difference to your eyes.
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A:How do I output sound through my ASUS Motherboard?

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A:Experiencing (Very) Low Sound Output on ASUS A8He

The Vista driver is compatible with Windows 7. Basically, Windows 7 is just "Vista improved". The "High Definition Audio Codec" is the generic, basic function, Windows installed driver.

You can only have one driver installed. Two drivers installed, even if it were only one function, would conflict.

What is the actual sound chip? e.g. Realtek ALC888, IDT, etc? Depending on what you have there may be an alternate driver.

If you have the ASUS driver installed, uninstall any other sound driver (not just disable it) to avoid conflicts.

On a different subject, you only list Malwarebytes as your Antivirus. That is not an Antivirus program, its just for malware/spyware. If this is the case you need to install an Antivirus program. The free Microsoft Security Essentials is a good Antivirus program.
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A:ASUS P2B mobo

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Being as it is the same motherboard with the same hardware
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A:2 Questions about my MOBO and my GPU

Sorry for the double post here but I just did it, never left the battery out for long and it still hasnt reset the BIOS.

I only waited around 10seconds before I put it back in though.
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A:Mobo Questions

1. It should fit except for the CPU cooler duct.
2. Static Discharge protection & Don't slip the screwdriver.
3. No - but you will have to reinstall the OS and drivers.
4. Should be standard.

Get a new case anyway - they are cheap enough.
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A:Questions about getting a new mobo and ram.

You should NEVER mix different speed ram.
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A:help OC'ing E8400 with ASUS Mobo

First off you should google Overclocking and find as much about it as possible.

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A:Asus mobo BSOD

Can you describe errors displayed by the BSOD's you are having?

To start with, have you ensured that your RAM is listed in QVL for this board, and is correctly configured (settings/voltage) in the BIOS?

Lastly, I hope someone from admins will move this thread to correct forum i.e. Windows BSOD, Freezing, Restarting Help
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Not to be rude or anything, but have you tried looking at the board on Asus' product pages?

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A:Ram question with ASUS mobo

Technically you can throw those (RAM at second URL) in there with your current 2 sticks. It's not best practice to mix and match RAM though. You should try to get your hands on another stick of what you have already. Although, I know it can be tough to hunt down the exact same RAM after you've had it for a while.

The links you provided are broken but I was able to hunt down the 2 I believe you meant to post.

Please verify:

You currently have -

But you're looking at -

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A:asus mobo borkage

Have you tried clearing the cmos? You mobo book will tell you how!
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Everything went together well, was checked, checked and checked again... everything was technically sound.....

EXCEPT! it got past POST (Beep!) and there was nothing... no whizzes, pops or bangs... just silence!!!!

I had resisted in buying the mobo I was gonna buy cos I'd heard that some boards were incompatible, with Core 2 Duo processors, straight out of the box... they were compatible in a sense, just that they needed a BIOS update!!!

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So is the solution is to just put in another processor, download the BIOS and flash it then change my processor to my intended Core 2 Duo???

Many Thanks


A:Another ASUS mobo victim!?!?

Dunno, I've built over 100+ Asus systems (including three of your precise model) with absolutely no problems. Building systems requires some degree of savvy and technical know-how in order to investigate and troubleshoot common problems. Throw in the occasional bad or incompatible/cheap hardware (memory, cpu's, psu's, etc.etc.) and best practices overrule assumptions.

I've never had your issue with any revision BIOS in the P5B-VM series with C2D cpu's. As you hear a "beep", this means it is posting so it's something else you have confused or misconfigured. It has integrated video and you're supposed to connect to this for the first boot in order to then configure a discrete PCI-Express card (thus disabling the integrated).
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Before resorting to any radical hardware change, I would advise you to boot your system with minimum required hardware; i.e. HDD with OS on it; One stick of ram; disconnect dvd as well; if you have onboard vga, you can try using that instead of your graphic card i.e. 4890. Also ensure that system is clean, and see what happens.

Have you tested your system's ram as well with memtest ?
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A:ASUS K8S-MX mobo problems

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A:Asus Mobo Problems

I'm working on my friend's computer and was going through many very much needed updates and I had got to the bios.Click to expand...

What "very much needed updates" are you talking about? You should not unnecessarily try to update the BIOS.

I suggest that you clear the CMOS and then try rebooting your system. Express Gate is not necessary for your PC to function properly. I myself uninstalled it from my PC.
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Originally Posted by Submarine

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You did not mention it so ,did you try the Display and Cable on a different machine to test.
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Windows doesn't like a massive change to hardware once it's installed. If you're only running one hard drive, you'll have to reinstall the os once you replace all the hardware.
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A:Wanting to buy new MoBo - Questions

Mostly, it depends on the health of your wallet!

S939 boards are obsolete now, and buying one second hand is about the only option - obviously there's no garauntee how long it will last...

It is a biggish job, but if you take your time, it's pretty straightforward. The #1 thing is to make sure all the Motherboard Spacers are under the Screwholes & nowhere else, and clean the CPU & Heatsink of old thermal goo thoroughly, and apply some new stuff. I find hooking up the Front Panel Connectors is the hardest bit - I have big fingers! Having an 11 year old Daughter really helps in that instance...

If you went for a New 'Board - either to suit an AM2, or Core2, you'll also need new RAM, as yours uses DDR, and the new standard is DDR2.

As for Windows - a fresh install is always the best option, but if you get a 2nd hand Board with a similar Chipset, a Repair install will work, whereas a brand new one with any chipset will be completely foreign to your Windows install, and a Format / Reinstall is the only option.

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