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Maximus XI Hero, no 5.1 Surround in Win11

Level 7

This was my CAD station for years.  It's OC'd and runs very well, CAD hardware got upgraded and today the XI became my Daily Driver which is hooked to the Stereo system via digital SPDIF.

The system it replaced was also an Asus/Realtek (about 6-7yrs old), but had all kinds of audio controls I just can't find now.

For example, I can't for the life of me find anything other than a Stereo config.  Nothing on 5.1 and all the controls I'm used to seeing.

To make things worse, I also transitioned to Win11 in the process.

Does anyone know how to get the 5.1 and 7.1 surround settings working on this board?




Level 7
Surprisingly Asus was open for Chat today and I got on with them for a bit.
They wanted me to update BIOS and an Intel firmware update. Reluctantly (I have a very complex OC) I agreed.
Did it. No change.