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Topic # 83162 11-May-2011 22:37
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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?


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  Reply # 468119 11-May-2011 23:38
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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

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  Reply # 468127 12-May-2011 07:00
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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.







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  Reply # 468163 12-May-2011 09:14
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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.



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  Reply # 468165 12-May-2011 09:15
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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?

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  Reply # 468181 12-May-2011 09:53
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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



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  Reply # 468380 12-May-2011 16:34
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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.

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  Reply # 468562 13-May-2011 06:35
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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

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