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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by AngryMerchant, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. AngryMerchant

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    I have a 5.1 system, and the cables are black, orange and green. But on the new motherboard, and I've noticed pretty much all motherboards, they only have blue, green, and red inputs. Not sure what I should be doing here.
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    what motherboard are we discussing here?
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    he's just got a Asus P5G41T-M LX, its in another thread about the USB things you and i both posted in 1/4 of an hour ago

    the Manual should list what port it what
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    re-assign them in the driver control panel?

    Page 30 of the manual will show it;)

    One is audio out for speakers, the other two are MIC and headphone jacks.
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    I think it's Green > Green, Black > Blue and Red > Orange
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    (bottom right is "Side speaker out")
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    pink = analog stereo in - mic left/right (sometimes is red on older sound cards)
    blue = analog stereo in - line left/right

    green = analog stereo out - front left/right
    black = analog stereo out - rear left/right
    orange = analog stereo out - sub/center
    brown = analog stereo out - side left/right

    standard 2 channel out: green
    standard 4 channel out: green, black
    standard 6 channel out: green, black, orange
    standard 8 channel out: green, black, orange, brown

    You need a 6+ channel sound card/motherboard. Asus P5G41T-M LX has only got 2 (stereo) channel out.


    Where'd you get that from because it makes no sense. Anything plugged into front out or front mic in disables their respective rear out/rear mic in. In's becoming out's--pure madness and definitely proprietary.

    Edit: Oh, I see where you got that from. It's Realtek voodoo magic that sacrifices ins for outs. If you ever want to use the mic in or line in jacks, you're best off picking up a cheap sound card (or a good one--good is always gooder). XD
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    So I have the ASUS AMD/AM3 890GX motherboard. Never really have done surround with a PC, just HT receivers.
    If I were to buy a 5.1 audio speaker system for my PC, Atomic Monkey of which I'm building/in the specs, just go by colour coding?:confused:

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