Z540s and MS Sidewinder Gamepad dont work w/ Epox 8RDA+!!

Techie333

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HELP PPL. Just built a new 8RDA+ system and have a few problems....
1) I am using the Logitech Z-540's with the mobo and even when I set it to 4 speaker analog setup and check the area where it says my rear speakers are plugged into line-in, when I play the sample MIDI files, I get no audio in the rear speakers. What am I doing wrong here?
2) I hooked up a Microsoft Sidewinder original into the gameport PCI slot that was included with the mobo to plug into game port on mobo, but when I say to auto detect the sidewinder version, it detects Sidewinder 3D PRo which is not what I have and furthermore it says "Not Connected" and I can see the green light on the gamepad. I tried turning the plug tht goes into the motherboard around but it still does the same thing. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

DayLaPaul

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Try reconnecting the game port cable with pin1 facing towards the front of the case. I made this mistake because the silk screen label says "game1" with the 1 facing the back of the case, so I assumed this was referring to pin1, but it doesn't.
 

Techie333

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Alright! It worked....I guess something was just not clicking...........now for the second problem? Help please?
 

DayLaPaul

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remove the gameport and mpu401 from the device manager, reboot and go into the bios and disable them there also. make sure the bracket thing is connected like i said in my previous post. boot into windows and make sure those 2 devices aren't there. reboot and re-enable them in the bios and when you boot up it *should* redetect your gameport and automatically sense your sidewider (it did for mine).