Speakers don't typically come with software. Sounds cards/chips do. This is probably what was referred to in the thread.
I'm guessing your sound card/chip is built-in on the motherboard and by Real-tech you mean the sound card/chip?
How many channels are the speakers? By base do you mean bass? And is there a sub-woofer? Give us the model of the sound card/chip to relate it with the speakers. How are the speakers connected (thru a station or directly)?
Built-in sound cards/chips tend to be awful with +2.1 channel speakers with sub-woofer.
I just noticed this thread. Sorry we don't have many to help much in such topics here, including myself.
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