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Windows 7: No audio??

07 May 2011   #1

Window 7 Ultimate X86
No audio??

Recently I bought a new tv. (yay led!) and its awesome. but here is where the problem starts. I decided to use my old computer as a DVD player and using it.
I bought 10FT / 3m HDMI TO DVI M/M CABLE: Electronics Cables To Go 40413 M/M Stereo Audio Cable (6 Feet, Black): Electronics

(this isnt a advertisment so dont block the link please)

I plugged the DVI into my EvGA 8600gt and HDMI to tv. But the audio is whacked. It never works, at first I thought it was my drivers. But I was proven wrong because my headphones worked. I tried all options with my audio setting on the TV. It just doesnt works, what am I doing wrong?

My next hypothesis is that cause I have the HDMI cable plugged in, and the hdmi provides both audio and video, so my audio doesnt register with the other cable.

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07 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Think you will find that you aren't doing anything wrong. Pretty sure you basically answered the question when you said,

I tried all options with my audio setting on the TV.
Unless there is an option in the TV settings some place that allows you to use a different audio source than the video source it won't work, and from the sounds of it it doesn't. About the only thing you can do is to connect the audio to a receiver if you have one, or use a set of speakers connected to the computer for the sound.

There is one other possibility if you have the right 8600 GT. If it happens to have a SPDIF header on it as shown here,

Guide: 8800GT/9800GT/9800GTX Sound over HDMI (Now including Creative cards) - -

then you could get audio over the HDMI connection. Unfortunately that header wasn't standard on the 8600 series cards. If yours does happen to be one of those that does have it, this might help,

DVI-HDMI adaptor w/ audio passthrough support for nvidia 8600gt - AVS Forum

If your card doesn't have the SPDIF header on it, then it is pretty much as I said above and have to use speakers or something other than the TV for the sound.
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07 May 2011   #3

Window 7 Ultimate X86

I think i just need to disable the hdmi audio.
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07 May 2011   #4

Window 7 Ultimate X86

Nevermind im stuck again. the DLP hotfix didnt work.
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