5.1 speakers with IBM Thinkpad - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2005, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1
Default 5.1 speakers with IBM Thinkpad

Does anyone know if the IBM Thinkpad T42 audio card can support 5.1 speakers?

I don't know much about the card that is integrated into the motherboard, but I think it's a SoundMAX. I haven't been able to gather much more than that.

And if anyone has this setup, how is it working for you? The speakers built into thinkpads are not very good at all and are INCREDIBLY quiet.

After writing this post I was looking up some random stuff and came across "AC'97 SoundMax codec." Can someone tell me a little bit more about this and what all its good for?

srilowha is offline  
Old 10-09-2005, 01:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Nubius's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600

I can tell you right now for 5.1 sound your laptop has to have 3 seperate jacks dedicated to sound output.

Green, Black, and Beige is generally the colors.

Some computers will have Green and Black, and then a pink one for a mic, however some have the option to disable the mic and use it as the 3rd jack.
Nubius is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.