Back in the days I always thought that computers were awesome and that they were an all powerful tool in our everyday lives. Well they still are a very powerful tool, but nothing lasts forever. Things break down, and just my luck it happened to me once again. Over the past years I’ve always built my computers and from every single build I’ve always had a problem with onboard sound cards where every single one has had different issues. Last week I noticed that I wasn’t getting my usual surround sound and after a messing around for a bit (around about 5 minutes) I figured it was the sound card.
So I went out and bought myself a new sound card since replacing the motherboard would be a pain. Yes a nifty new Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium. The amusing thing is that this card isn’t listed on the Creative Australia site so I’m assuming its only available in Asia. Anyway plug everything in and try it out. Still no surround sound. After a few tests I realised that it was my speakers themselves. *sigh* There goes $179 AUD. Roobar told me I should tested my speakers on another system but that requires a lot of effort to get the speakers out.
So for the time being I have only sound from the front speakers and I’ll be looking at getting new speakers whenever I get paid. These speakers have lasted me a good 8 years and with a decent amount of money I can look forward to getting a decent set of speakers (looking at getting the Logitech Z-5500). Have you ever had silly computer woes like this?