I have a new Inspiron 530s, with a realtek 7.1 don't know which model and logitech z-5500, when I test the speakers with the realtek audio hardware program, I get only 2 channels working. I plug in the back of my Inspiron the wire correctly and no success. What could be the problem Realtk is not compatible with the speakers, Realtek is not a good sound card. Is anyone experience the same problem?
... is there a sound card 7.1 that fit in this small case inspiron 530s?
Assuming you have a free PCI or PCI-E slot, you can fit any soundcard currently available.
It's difficult to suggest specific cards worth considering, because that depends on:
a. Your budget?
b. What you want to use the card for - i.e. just general sound, or for listening to music/gaming?
But given that you're using a set of beefy Logitech Z-5500's (as I do myself on my gaming PC), I suspect it's more likely to be the latter?
And for that reason, I'd suggest it would be worthwhile getting a decent soundcard, to get the best from the speakers emoticon.Idea.title
But of course the better soundcards (i.e. Asus Xonar D2 (PCI)/D2X (PCI-E), Auzentech X-Fi Prelude/X-Plosion Cinema, Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer/Xtreme Music etc) are more expensive, so you'll have to weigh up the cost vs card features/what you'll use it for.
From experience, I've found that: “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!
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The Inspiron 530s case is to small to receive a sound card It's the second time they suggest that my speakers would work but it doesn't. Should I change my inspiron 530s for a bigger case like the inspiron 530.