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HDMI on graphics card question

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Nevakonaza, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. Nevakonaza


    Joined: 7 Jan 2009

    Posts: 5,410

    Hey guys,

    Say i made this spare rig into a HTPC...

    E6300 @ 2.8Ghz|
    Msi P35 Neo-F|
    2Gb 800Mhz|
    120Gb HDD|
    Vista X64 Ultimate
    small HTPC case

    And purchased a HD 4350 512Mb graphics card with HDMI output,

    Obviusly id use the HDMI on that card to send the picture from the HTPC to my TV.....but would it also do the sound through HDMI? from the pc to the TVs speakers?

  2. cmndr_andi


    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Cheshire

    Yes, the sound is sent via the HDMI connection on that card.

    Quote from anandtech:
  3. Marine-RX179


    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 14,343

    Hm...ain't a Vista-64bit with just 2GB of ram cutting a bit close?
  4. cmndr_andi


    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Cheshire

    I reckon its just for HTPC duties, then 2GB should be fine. However, if its going to be called in to do some number crunching (as some people use HTPCs to rip and transcode files) then more RAM would likely aid performance.

    I built my parents a wee HTPC with 2GB RAM, Q8200, integrated 9300 gpu and Win 7 32 bit. It works great for HD video files and Blu-ray and no hint of running out of memory.