Audio though HDMI

Compaq / Fq582aa-aba sr5710f
April 18, 2010 at 12:47:18
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.31 GHz / 3070 MB
I recently installed a GeForce 9800 GT video card but no sound is coming through the HDMI port. I went to cnonect the SPDIFcable but the listing for spdif out on my motherboard has no pins. Do i need to purchase a pci card with the pins or is there some way I can use the MB pins from my 8 channel HD audio? I also am unable to stream video through the HDMI as well. I can surf the web and play flash videos with no problem but when I start a pc game or attempt to stream video, it just shows a black box. Any help on these 2 subjects would be appreciated. =)

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#1
April 18, 2010 at 16:21:44
HDMI is nothing more that DVI & audio sharing the same cable. You're not going to get sound thru the HDMI port until you connect the sound to the video card. HDMI is generally used with home theater systems. It's main advantage is to cut down on the cabling.

What are you connecting the HDMI cable to...a monitor? with cheesey monitor speakers? If that's the case, don't bother trying to run the audio thru the HDMI. Just plug your speakers directly into the audio jacks on the motherboard.

Have you installed the latest nvidia drivers for your card?


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#2
April 18, 2010 at 18:28:34
It's actually being connected to my Sony television in another room and yes, I've downloaded the latest drivers. As I said, I realize I need to connect the audio to it. But there are no spdif pins on my motherboard. My question was not IF I needed to connect the audio cable but a different possible option from the norm.

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#3
April 18, 2010 at 20:19:39
You gotta tell the whole story, dude...we're not mind readers. You already know what you've gotta do.

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#4
April 19, 2010 at 09:19:40
I feel like I did explain my situation and you obviusly didn't read my original post as you only touched partially on 1 of the 2 issues I inquired about. Also, if your answers aren't going to be even halfway respectful, I'd appreciate you not responding to any more of my posts.

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