Use AC3 filter, and set the type 3/2+SW and click the SPDIF.
Under the system, you will have to change the "restrict spdif sample rate' to both 48.1 & 44 kHz to have mp3 etc upmixed.
I have all recordings playing through 5.1 SPDIF, but leave 44 unchecked so mp3 etc play as 2 channel (the upsample doesn't sound so nice on music IMO - my amp can play 5 channel stereo which I use for music)
make sure the use AC3 encoder is checked in the system tab, as well as DTS /AC3 passthrough (if going to an amp) so it's passes through real surround instead of decoding and re-encoding.
I use system defaul as my renderer in gbpvr config.
I think I have the same on-board audio as you, and it seems to work as you want it.
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