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#1 jayme1112

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:53 PM

ok so i have a 2pin spdif connector going from my graphics card to the sound card. i can't seem to get audio though. i have tried the spdif cable both ways. i have enabled spdif in the audio control panel to. i tried to disable the onboard audio in my bios but that didn't work either. gpu is a nvidia geforce 9600 gso and the sound card is a asus xonar dg. i have a pentium d dual core processor and 2 gigs of ddr2 4300 ram installed as well. the motherboard is a d945gccr. i am sure i missed a step somewhere.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:56 PM

Just to clarify, you're routing sound from your sound card, into your video card, with the intention of feeding that audio into an HDMI cable to a monitor with speakers? Are you using an HDMI cable? Or perhaps I am missing something?
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

YES THATS CCORRECT! with the exception of the hdmi cable. the gpu has a dvi connector. so i have an adapter for the hdmi cable. other than that, yes this is what i am trying to do lol!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:35 PM

correction to the initial post. i enabled the sound card not the actual spdif itself. i can't find an option in xp for that specifically!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

quick note: i can get sound through external speakers. i just haven't been able to actually get/produce sound through the spdif connector to the monitor with built in speakers. i am completely clueless at this point!!!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:41 PM

I profess no knowledge of the differences between DVI and HDMI, but I'm pretty certain DVI doesn't carry audio signals, ever. There must be another way to do what you are trying to do?
Edit: I'm seeing that some of the newest cards have proprietary DVI HDMI converters that jury rig the sound through a DVI connection. Make sure you have the converter that was shipped with the card. That said, it has never been official, but improvised. I'd see what the manufacturer has to say about your card's abilities.

Edited by Ryan 3000, 19 July 2011 - 04:47 PM.

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