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Windows 7: No HDMI Out option in Manage Sound Devices


22 Feb 2010   #1

7 ultimate 64
 
 
No HDMI Out option in Manage Sound Devices

I just installed a Zotac Geforce 8400 video driver, however, when connecting via hdmi, I do not have any option to output via hdmi when going to manage audio devices.

I have the most recent version installed (196.21, shows as 8.17.11.9621 in the device manager); however, no sound option.

I had the outputs of speakers and spdif, but I went into the bios and disabled onboard audio to try and troubleshoot...I can re-enable if need be.

So, I'm at a loss on what to do...any ideas on how to get my sound from my Geforce 8400 card via hdmi?

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23 Feb 2010   #2

7 ultimate 64
 
 

I am going to add a SPDIF cable from my card to the motherboard to see if that works.
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23 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What do you see when you right click your volume icon and view playback devices?


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23 Feb 2010   #4

7 ultimate 64
 
 

Currently I see nothing as I have my onboard sound turned off from the bios. When I enable it, I see SPDIF out and Speakers out. SPDIF shows volume (green bars up and down), but no sound. I can not set the speakers as the default playback. No HDMI option.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dzirkelb View Post
I am going to add a SPDIF cable from my card to the motherboard to see if that works.
That is exactly what is needed for Nvidia cards to pass audio over HDMI, unless it is one of the newer variations (and don't ask which, lost track with all their renaming) that has it built-in like the ATI HD series.

This should help,

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

applies to any Nvidia card that is HDMI capable and has the SPDIF header on it.
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23 Feb 2010   #6

7 ultimate 64
 
 

Excellent, thanks for the info
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24 Feb 2010   #7

7 ultimate 64
 
 

I found the following about my motherboard:
Pin signal name function
1 spdif spdif dital output
2 +5VA 5V analog power
3 key no pin
4 gnd ground
my video card has 3 pins on it
I'm having a hard time tryign to find the correct cable...what should I be looking for exaclty? Google is not my friend on this one as I don't know how to search for what I need.
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24 Feb 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you have 4 unused front panel wires like they show in that link I posted, you can always just make the cable yourself. You need 4 of them that when cut and then spliced together are long enough to reach from the header on the motherboard to the header on the video card. Won't necessarily be pretty, but it will get the job done.

As for connecting them, it should be the 1 and 4 pins on the motherboard and most likely the 1 and 3 pins on the video card (could also be 1-2). It may take a bit of trial and error to get the right combination, but it won't hurt anything if you get the wrong one.
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24 Feb 2010   #9

7 ultimate 64
 
 

I'm not sure if I have any open wires or not. I would probably just like to purchase a cable, or, multiple one pin cables. Any idea on what I need to google to find them?
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24 Feb 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wouldn't happen to have one of these,



connected to your cd/dvd drive would you? If so you could use it (may take a little judicious cutting to get the connectors to fit) as the thing isn't being used anyway.
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