ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3 GHz
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
XSPC Water Cooling
Coolermaster HAF X
2 xGigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5
Corsair 850 W
OCZ vertex 3
sooo, there is no way to make the 5.1 channel work on the crosshair V formula optical ? i cant only get to work 2 speakers no b**** ive been testing for a lot of time and this sucks theres no solution =(?????? can someone answer me U_U
Hmm...on somewhat the same subject...I have a pair of Logitech G930s and X-Fi will NOT work for them in Surround Sound mode. What gives? I will still get 5.1 (not 7.1 as the headset can take) from the Realtek drivers. Any thoughts? I would love to have X-Fi2 work for the headset.
I just wanted to give some input about what I found out.
I'm using the CV ThunderBolt since two weeks now and didn't have any Problems with the onboard sound untill 2 days ago.
What has changed:
1. Setup (Bios 0705)
- CV was on my table for testing purpose, win7 is intalled on a HDD
- Realtek driver are instlled but no X-Fi 2 software, ThunderBolt was not intalled either
- graficcard is a GeForce GTX 260
- CPU was at stock clocks with turbo on
2. Setup (Bios 0705)
- CV is in the case now, win7 is installed on a SSD
- Realtek and ThunderBolt driver are installed, X-Fi 2 software too
- graficcard is a AMD HD 6970 now
- CPU is overclocked to 3.6 GHz with turbo off
The ThunderBolt card works perfect, but as soon as I use the optical out of the onboard soundcard I'm having lags and cracking noises. If I put stress on the CPU with prime95 the problems get ALOT worse!!!
I unpulged the SSD and used my testing HDD again, nothing else has changed from the hardware of setup 2. I only installed the ThunderBolt audio and lan driver. From what I could hear, I had no sound issues.
So from what i could find out there is a problem with the X-Fi 2 software, cause thats the only difference in setup.
I will run another test with the HDD setup and put a little stress on the CPU, see what happens. I'll update as soon as I know more...
Update: I was wrong with the X-Fi 2 software !!! The problem occurs as soon as I put stress on the CPU. I guess I just didn't notice it in setup 1 cause most of the time I used headphones and the CPU was never that stressed out. I'm gonna RMA my board, even though I have the ThunderBolt card working.
I also would like to share my experience about this with you and my Crossfire V mobo.
I put together my system at the beginning of September and noticed the same with the fiber audio. I am also using the Logitech Z-5500 stereo (God, I love that thing). When plugging in the 3.5mm jacks in any port, the Realtek system automatically detects what i plug in & operates as expected. No detection when I plug in the fiber. Also, there is the red light coming from the port, and therz nothing wrong with fiber cable or Z5500. The audio software made no difference installed or not. My mobo BIOS was running version 404, so I did flash it up to the 0705 version that was suggested by Raja and it still doesn't work. So my other option is to RMA the board and that should fix it.
I have noticed that the HDMI audio works just fine as I get audio thru my monitor speakers, and in BIOS you can select either SPDIF or HDMI for digital audio. I'm using the MSI HD 6970 vid card for HDMI audio (God, I love that card.) I mention this because I intend to run my audio thru a DENON amp for my man-cave, and having it run thru the HDMI would satisfy my 7.1 requirements anyway, so I don't think I'm gonna RMA my board. Besides, I dont want to rip it all apart - I just put it all together. So I offer that as an alternative to RMA-ing the board. If you can, try the HDMI audio. Besides that, I am EXTREMELY happy with this board.
To all out there, do whatever brings you peace.
Here's my system specs;
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower case
Rosewill 1000W PSU
Asus Crosshair V mobo
MSI HD 6970 2G DDR5 vid card
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3GHz CPU
4Gx2 G.SKILL PC3-17000 RAM
LG blu-ray player / DVD burner
Dual Seagate 500G Momentus XT Hybrid drives for RAID0
Crucial M4 64G SSD for the OS
Logitech MX 5500 wireless keyboard/mouse
Acer 27" S273HLbmii LED monitor
$2400 and a few hours later, a kick ass system for my needs. Ah, yeah.
Also have this issue wil ltry the 0705 bios later on.
Will also try another sound card.
I am having sound issues as well (random delay) with my optical connection to a set of Logitech Z-5500 speakers. This setup worked fine on my last build with optical out and the same optical cable.
I just purchased the motherboard at then end of February 2012. It has the latest BIOS according to the Asus support site (1102).
ASUS Crosshair V Formula (1102 BIOS, build date 12/27/2011)
Optical out connection to Logitech Z-5500 speakers
Windows 7 x64 (fully patched)
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor (Noctua fan-cooled)
GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 video card (latest AMD drivers)
CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 power supply
SAMSUNG 830 Series 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) memory
HP ZR24w monitor
Logitech G700 Mouse
Logitech G15 Keyboard
LITE-ON DVD Burner
Antec Eleven Hundred Case
My Logitech G930 headset works great...yet it's a separate audio out of course.
Help is appreciated.
I have updated to the latest BIOS just posted on March 9th....1201....and it doesn't seem to have fixed the issue either. Any ideas? I do see the BIOS was removed...maybe on accident?
It was posted...I'm not crazy:
I wrote a "how to" a little while ago to get 5.1 etc working. Here is the Link.
Last edited by Henkenator68NL; 03-22-2012 at 09:49 AM.
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Yeah, I spotted your guide (thanks for posting it) before I went through my headaches and I tried your steps EXACTLY and it did NOT work with my Logitech Z-5500's. Still was cutting out.
Oh well...I picked up a Soundblaster Recon3D (I know, not the BEST soundcard from what I read), but all I know is optical out to my Logitech Z-5500's doesn't cut out now. Yes, I know, I'm not taking advantage of the soundcard itself since I output the digital straight to the speakers (from what I understand), but again, it works for me.