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Windows 7: CPU to TV/Surround Sound Receiver Issue

03 Sep 2011   #11
Sardonicus

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If you can get the info from Newegg, since they keep the pictures and full model number stored in your purchase history.


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03 Sep 2011   #12
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Who is the actual manufacturer of the Video Card? There are several different vendors that make that card and you need to go to that vendor's web site and look at their spec's for that card to determine if it has built in audio or does require the external S/PDIF connection.
Did some looking around, saw someone say to download this quick thing to figure out who made it. Took a screenshot. Based off this, what's the actual verdict on my card?

*Edit* EVGA's website doesn't say anything about SPDIF, and says it (should) run high-def audio through the DVI and HDMI ports on the card in it's description.

Maybe you know or can find out more than I saw but there is one thing that came to mind; me connecting my monitor to the DVI port on the graphics card instead of the DVI port further up the tower wouldn't have anything to do with it would it?


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05 Sep 2011   #13
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I can connect a 3.5mm to Yellow/White cable to my Aux port on the system, get sound, and actually have it play through all speakers. Every other attempt i've made to get any sort of sound from the computer to the surround sound has been a bust.
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05 Sep 2011   #14
stormy13
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Have you tried updating the video driver as the one you have is quite a few version old,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 280.26 WHQL

That and it also contains the necessary audio driver for the card, which has also gone through a few updates; you have version 1.0.15.0, while the latest driver updates it to version 1.2.23.3.

As for the cards that don't have a native audio chip on them this is what was being referred too,

CPU to TV/Surround Sound Receiver Issue-spdifhdmi.png

which as far as I know all GT 220's have the audio built into the card. unless the manufacturer made a model of not following the Nvidia reference design.


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05 Sep 2011   #15
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I went ahead and updated all the drivers, rebooted the computer, and still no dice. The HDMI test for sound won't work, nor will anything else. I set the HDMI as the default output and everything else like I did prior to the update.

Any steps I may have skipped or any other ideas?

EDIT* Actually, when I look at my sound options... should I be using "Digital Output Device (HDMI TX0)" or "NS-AV511-1 Nvidia High Definiton Audio"? I just now noticed the Nvidia one says not plugged in and i've been attempting to get it to work by setting the first one as default.
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05 Sep 2011   #16
stormy13
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The Nvidia one, that is the HDMI port on the card.
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05 Sep 2011   #17
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
The Nvidia one, that is the HDMI port on the card.
Progress! It now plays through the system via HDMI, and I was just about to post a big thanks to you guys and mark it as solved but when I went to lay down on my bed I noticed the music is only playing through 2 speakers. Is that another setting I have to work with?

The 3.5mm Stereo to Yellow/White plays off all 5, don't get why the HDMI doesn't.

*EDIT* Don't get me wrong, I still do appreciate the help.
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05 Sep 2011   #18
stormy13
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Seeing as most if not all music is stereo only (unless playing DVD-A), it is working as it should. You want it to play through all speakers you have to enable whatever your receiver uses to upmix a stereo signal to surround (Dolby ProLogic II, etc).
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05 Sep 2011   #19
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Any idea how I can do that?

I still don't quite understand why my MP3 player goes through all speakers, and my Desktop connected via 3.5 to white/yellow goes through all but my HDMI doesn't... but then again I didn't know jack crap about any of this until I started this so it's not really a surprise.

In another idea, I tried to back-feed through the TV to the receiver and resulted in no sound at all. Next to none of this seems to make sense, at least not to me. Thank you again for all the help figuring out what has been figured out. I think i'll just stick with video going through the HDMI and just use my aux port for sound.
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