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Old 10-09-2005, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

Thanks.
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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?
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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