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I have acer al1917w A monitor but no sound

I built a pc and everything is working properly except i cant get sound in the acer speakers, i connect the pc to the monitor with the dvi cable and the motherboard came with the sound drivers (i dont have a GPU) and i install all the drivers from the motherboard disc, i have sound in the front and rear speakers but i cant make the speakers in the monitor sound. the sound driver is realtek high definition audio driver. the speakers in the monitor works in my other pc. do you know the driver that could help or how to make the acer monitor speakers get sound

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There is no sound driver, they are speakers, they work off of the audio output jack on the back of your PC, on the motherboard. If you have the sound drivers installed for the motherboard, and no sound, then you have plugged the monitor audio cable into the wrong jack on the PC, or you have the settings wrong just as MIKE said above.

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Go to you sound card configuration.. and set it to be 5.1 audio instead of "surround sound" which is only 4 channel 4 speakers. this what the issue seems to be

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