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BFG 8800GTX - Audio over HDMI

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Earth[Tera].bin, 12 Apr 2010.

  1. Earth[Tera].bin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Sep 2007

    Posts: 2,415

    Wondering if anyone has their 8800GTX connected via HDMI and has working audio. I recently received the card and expected it would simply punt the audio over the HDMI like my on board ATI-chipset, but that doesn't seem the case. The nvidia settings are set as 'HDMI with Audio enabled' too.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 39,797

    Location: Co Durham

    don't you need to connect a lead from your soundcard/chip to your 8800gtx for that to work?
     
  3. Orcvader

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Oct 2009

    Posts: 14,551

    Location: Greater London

    It's what you usually have to do with Nvidia cards for audio :(
     
  4. Earth[Tera].bin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Sep 2007

    Posts: 2,415

    Ah, doh. Cheers guys. I'll look and see if I have kicking about.
     
  5. Phatzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Apr 2008

    Posts: 1,442

    Location: Manchester

    aint it the newer 9 series with the audio pins, im fairly sure the 8800 gtx dont have the audio pins.
     
  6. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 39,797

    Location: Co Durham

    Zotac made gtx8800 with an audio connector to give them sound over hdmi. Normal vanilla 8800GTX's did not have these.

    Not sure if any other manufacturers did though.
     
  7. jim5000

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Mar 2006

    Posts: 966

    Location: UK

    You need to find the spdif output jumper on your audio card (even some onboard audio solutions have this), and find the corrosponding jumper on the graphics card, then connect them together.
    You then get a direct audio feed to the TV, but you can't use the PC volume controls etc, have to change volume on the tv.