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Master Geek

# 41085 9-Sep-2009 16:06
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My wife’s PC has an ATI 3450 graphics card, it has HDMI native and is doing Video and Audio over HDMI fine.


She now wants the cases audio ports to work but…

The case has a “Front Panel Audio Header” lead but the ATI 3450 doesn’t have any pins to support the “Front Panel Audio Header”.  Enabling the motherboard Audio causes the ATI 3450 audio to do funny things/lockup and not work.  I tried to update the driver but, I had no change.


My question is:

Are there any new ATI Graphics cards with HDMI native and a “Front Panel Audio Header”?

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  # 254446 9-Sep-2009 17:38
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My nVidia 9600GT can run HDMI audio without a hitch (some problems with HDMI audio through Linux but we won't go there...) and the Front Panel Audio header is controlled through the motherboard pins (Gigabyte). The OS decides where the info should go.
Unless you are referring to the front panel audio and HDMI at the SAME time. Mine won't do both simultaneously.

What OS are you using and what is your motherboard?

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Master Geek

  # 254772 10-Sep-2009 14:56
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I wanted to run the Audio out via HDMI & the Front panel at the same time.
Yeah I know it would be easer to just use the audio on the motherboard or a dedicated sound card. But I wanted to "keep it simple" and reduce cable clutter, by just using the audio (via HDMI) features of the ATI graphics card (with the cheap motherboard sound disabled).

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