Originally Posted by ashbash171
It just shows 2.0. if this is the case if i bought a 7.1 soundcard and set tht as default would it then work through the hdmi that i am using at the mo as 7.1
No, you would need to run an optical cable from the soundcard to the receiver given that the soundcard supports optical out.
The motherboard you do have does support Optical Out, and I do believe supports 7.1
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