I have a built-in sound card on my ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard. The drivers from 1/2/2007 don’t seem to play audio from the rear audio jack. So all I need to do is get the Realtek High Definition Audio drivers from [Realtek]. Unfortunately, the site is designed so badly that it’s impossible to search or find the drivers I need. The site makes it really easy for investors to see RealTek earned a 30% profit increase over last year, however.
Hercules has a good explaination of why the rear sound doesn’t play with the Reltek sound card.
With the launch of Windows Vista, Microsoft has removed DirectSound 3D Hardware
support from Direct X. Applications using DirectSound and DirectSound3D will still
function; however, they will no longer use hardware acceleration.
The card will react according to the source:
– Most sounds being Stereo (ex: iTunes), they will be outputted only through the Front
speakers (and subwoofer, in case of a 2.1 system).
It is however possible for the card to reproduce the stereo signal on all outputs of a multichannel
speaker system (4.1 and superior). For this to take effect, be sure that “Enable
Virtualization” is checked in the OTHER tab of the Hercules control panel before
launching the application.
The [M-Audio Audiophile 192] is the top-of-the-line audio card. It has all the input/output and sound quality of a studio. And the drivers are guaranteed to work with Vista 64-bit and all my speakers.