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Windows 7: graphics cards only play mono sound...?

10 Mar 2013   #1

graphics cards only play mono sound...?

hi, getting a dual dvi card. my onboard video plays stereo both dvd's and anything stereo I watch on the computer/internet. The graphics cards I look at say "stereo sound - no". so if I install any of these dual dvi cards I can no longer get stereo sounds from any videos I watch/playback? I don't have speakers through my monitors, just sound coming from the computer through the onboard sound. what's up with that?

looking at this card, reviews unavailable anywhere except the best buy site, maybe it is only sold at best buy:

evga ge 640 02g-94-3645-kb


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10 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

The only sound I'm familiar with from graphics cards is the audio available through an HDMI interface.

eVGA doesn't list the same part number as Best Buy, but here's a similar one:

It does 7.1 channel audio through the HDMI ports. (I'm not sure, but DisplayPort may also carry audio. DVI does not.)

If you're not using HDMI, the graphics card is pretty much irrelevant to the sound.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2013   #3

got this graphics card installed and no probs at all....

now both screens run just fine since there is no more vga
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