Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




28 posts

Geek


Topic # 83162 11-May-2011 22:37
Send private message

Hi

I had a old PC and recently upgraded to NVIDIA Geforce GTS 250. I plan to set it up as my HTPC.

I connect it via HDMI cable to my 42 in TV.  Everything works well but there is no sound.

I noticed that my motherboard is old and I have to get an 2 pin spdif cable to connect the Graphic card to motherboard to have audio.

The problem is that I don't have a 2 PIN SPDIF cable and I tried a few places (PB, DickSmith) with no luck.

Anyone know where can I get the SPDIF cable?


Create new topic
105 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 468119 11-May-2011 23:38
Send private message

I had this problem when I fitted a 9800gt to my pc.
I wanted it to feed the sound up an hdmi cable. I ended up getting a cd/DVD rom audio cable and chopped one terminal off on one side. The spacings of the terminals are the same.
It's a bit of a fiddle to get it to work and make sure you get the right channels going to the correct sides.
Why nvidia don't run sound through their cards like radeon do I'll never know

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 468127 12-May-2011 07:00
Send private message

Ventura:Why nvidia don't run sound through their cards like radeon do I'll never know


They do now.. just not on the GTS 250.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

 
 
 
 




28 posts

Geek


  Reply # 468163 12-May-2011 09:14
Send private message

Ventura: I had this problem when I fitted a 9800gt to my pc.
I wanted it to feed the sound up an hdmi cable. I ended up getting a cd/DVD rom audio cable and chopped one terminal off on one side. The spacings of the terminals are the same.
It's a bit of a fiddle to get it to work and make sure you get the right channels going to the correct sides.
Why nvidia don't run sound through their cards like radeon do I'll never know


Yes. this is very annoying.

I don't know if the limition is due to the old mother board or it is just being designed by nVidia you need to have seperate audio cable.



28 posts

Geek


  Reply # 468165 12-May-2011 09:15
Send private message

Nety:
Ventura:Why nvidia don't run sound through their cards like radeon do I'll never know


They do now.. just not on the GTS 250.


Do you think if i get a newer graphic card it will work?  Or does it dependent on the motherboard?

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 468181 12-May-2011 09:53
Send private message

rockzcm:
Do you think if i get a newer graphic card it will work?  Or does it dependent on the motherboard?


Not dependent on the motherboard other then the video card requirements ie. PCI-e etc.

From the Nvidia site

3) Finally, newer NVIDIA GPUs such as the GeForce G210, GeForce GT220 or GeForce GTX 480 have added an internal HD audio codec. This is like having an internal sound controller built right into the graphics card. The NVIDIA internal HD audio codec can only be used to output to an HDMI (or DisplayPort) display. It does not support analog audio. If you require analog audio (i.e. for headphones or PC speakers), you must continue to use your PC's sound controller. The NVIDIA internal HD audio codec is superior to analog audio or S/PDIF signal. While S/PDIF is limited to compressed 5.1 multi-channel, the NVIDIA HD audio codec can support additional audio channels and also support more advanced audio formats used with Blu-ray movies. If you have a graphics card with internal NVIDIA HD audio codec, simply plug the HDMI audio cable from your graphics card to your HDTV and it will carry both video and audio. No other internal or external cables are needed from your sound card for audio.


This is the page

If you have only just purchased the card I would try to return it and instead get one of the cards listed above or newer.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64



28 posts

Geek


  Reply # 468380 12-May-2011 16:34
Send private message

Nety:
rockzcm:
Do you think if i get a newer graphic card it will work?  Or does it dependent on the motherboard?


Not dependent on the motherboard other then the video card requirements ie. PCI-e etc.

From the Nvidia site

3) Finally, newer NVIDIA GPUs such as the GeForce G210, GeForce GT220 or GeForce GTX 480 have added an internal HD audio codec. This is like having an internal sound controller built right into the graphics card. The NVIDIA internal HD audio codec can only be used to output to an HDMI (or DisplayPort) display. It does not support analog audio. If you require analog audio (i.e. for headphones or PC speakers), you must continue to use your PC's sound controller. The NVIDIA internal HD audio codec is superior to analog audio or S/PDIF signal. While S/PDIF is limited to compressed 5.1 multi-channel, the NVIDIA HD audio codec can support additional audio channels and also support more advanced audio formats used with Blu-ray movies. If you have a graphics card with internal NVIDIA HD audio codec, simply plug the HDMI audio cable from your graphics card to your HDTV and it will carry both video and audio. No other internal or external cables are needed from your sound card for audio.


This is the page

If you have only just purchased the card I would try to return it and instead get one of the cards listed above or newer.


Thanks for your info. I will look into get a replacement.

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 468562 13-May-2011 06:35
Send private message

I had a bit of a look yesterday and to me the GT 520 looks good and can be had for ~$100 although the only passive version I could find is a Asus and I could not see anyone stocking it here.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.