Quote: Originally Posted by MisterActorMan
In the BIOS under Audio I turned "Use Onboard Audio" from Auto to Enabled. Then Ran windows Updater, got newest Realtek Drivers (had uninstalled them and every other audio driver to find out problem, so presumably the drivers were not the issue at all, but still had to update), and audio now works.
Seems the problem was that the HD4670 really wanted to control the audio and use only HDMI...for some weird ass reason. Because even if the HDMI cable was used and plugged into my monitor or TV...how would that have affected my audio?
couldnt really say - hp are strange animals in the way they are constructed - i think they do it so when you lose the spdif (wich you are not using anyway) they want you to pay them to get sound back by installing a new soundcard
when i said 2 core i just meant that the connector has only 2 wires on it
glad to see you have solved it
only reason i can think for the radeon wanting to control the audio is if its one with the actual hdmi connection you can route all the sound through there instad of soundcard ( can be handy) but of no use if you use dvi to hdmi connection as no audio is supported by dvi - just get unplugged dialogue in sound manager - this is where that smal 2 core wire comes in - it enables audio through the hdmi as spdif - its a good idea untill you want to replace the graphics card then your screwed as far as digital audio is concerned as when the wire is removed it not only cuts the audio from the hdmi (fair enough) but also kills the digital audio from the realtek spdif outputs (not good) this is where the radeon soulution is far better as as long as the hdmi port is on the card - ther is no need for ths wire setup as the card does it through the pcie slot & drivers