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wratterus
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  #2520844 10-Jul-2020 16:11
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I've not read the whole thread in detail, but didn't see if this has been checked specifically - have you confirmed if the Intel audio driver is actually installed? 

 

It should look like the below image in your device manager. 

 

 

If it's got a Q45 chipset then it's pretty old - what actually is the computer? Is it a brand name machine? 

 

What do you see in the audio area in MSINFO32? The below image is from a 2nd gen Dell laptop to give you an idea. 

 

Click to see full size

 

 


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  #2520847 10-Jul-2020 16:18
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Sorry, not at work now so can't check the model number but, yep, it's an old computer! (One unused on our classified network that they requisitioned for internet use.)

 

Equally, I can't recall exactly what shows under the 'sound, video and games controllers', but there certainly aren't two listed; I'll check and report back on Monday re exactly what is listed, and the model number of the computer.


 
 
 
 


K8Toledo
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  #2520865 10-Jul-2020 17:06
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wratterus:

 

I've not read the whole thread in detail, but didn't see if this has been checked specifically - have you confirmed if the Intel audio driver is actually installed? 

 

It should look like the below image in your device manager. 

 

 

If it's got a Q45 chipset then it's pretty old - what actually is the computer? Is it a brand name machine? 

 

What do you see in the audio area in MSINFO32? The below image is from a 2nd gen Dell laptop to give you an idea. 

 

Click to see full size

 

 

 

 

Hey, I didn't see your screenshot earlier. Looks like a Pentium 2805

 

 

Here is the latest driver package for that system,

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29473/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-33-?v=t


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  #2520882 10-Jul-2020 17:43
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K8Toledo:

 

 

You've replied to a different Poster than the one with the issue. That's not the OPs hardware

 

He was just supplying screenshots outlaying what I described earlier to check for.


rhy7s
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  #2520920 10-Jul-2020 19:25
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Not all DisplayPort output devices have audio capability. I've got plenty of old corporate PCs that are video only. I'd also recommend some powered speakers.

K8Toledo
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  #2520966 10-Jul-2020 22:31
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Oblivian:

 

K8Toledo:

 

 

You've replied to a different Poster than the one with the issue. That's not the OPs hardware

 

He was just supplying screenshots outlaying what I described earlier to check for.

 

Oops - result of not reading the thread properly. :)

 

 

 

BTW, OP stated in PM his adapter is Display Port - DVI, which won't help.


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  #2521008 11-Jul-2020 09:34
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When I decided to use a big TV as a monitor, I just got some cheap graphics cards with HDMI for my DVI desktops. It has worked fine for a long time. Unless your computer is a laptop, this might be worth considering. Such cards are not expensive if you get them second-hand. I bought a couple here on GZ.

 

 





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  #2521039 11-Jul-2020 11:23
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Rikkitic:

When I decided to use a big TV as a monitor, I just got some cheap graphics cards with HDMI for my DVI desktops. It has worked fine for a long time. Unless your computer is a laptop, this might be worth considering. Such cards are not expensive if you get them second-hand. I bought a couple here on GZ.


 



Yeah, if it was a personal device I'd be happy to do something like this, but it's a work computer - and large government departments' IT teams don't like workers fiddling with equipment at the best of times!

It didn't help that we were left to set everything up, so I doubt they'd have thought through the whole process of making sure the necessary drivers were loaded, correct cables provided etc. That's why I just went off to NL to buy the cable, as it's just way quicker to sort it out oneself...

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