No sound from games or video but works for windows sounds!

Emachines Et183105 celeron 450(2.20ghz)...
December 24, 2014 at 22:19:53
Specs: Windows 7 Pro , E8500 3.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo/ 4 GB ram
Computer specs,
Emachines ET1831-05
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
3.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo 4 GB Ram

Audio cable is supplied by a 3.5 mm cable to 3.5 mm from back of computer to a LG HDTV, video is provided by a DVI to HDMI cable from the Nvidia Card.

Okay my problem, I use the computer and get ALL windows sounds, through youtube I hear ALL sound, when I try to play need for speed rivals/ borderlands 1, 2, or 3/ Rocksmith I get NO sound, when I try to play a windows media player video I get NO sound.

I have heard that direct x 11 can sometimes have conflict with the NVidia cards please help me figure this out as I can make the sound work perfectly all the time by plugging a pair of headphones in the front jack instead of the back.

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December 25, 2014 at 00:18:04
Try updating the audio driver for your ET1831-05. You can download it from the Emachines website:



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December 25, 2014 at 16:02:34
As you can hear through headphones in the front sockets then it would seem the sound card/module is working. Check you sound settings in the Control Panel to make sure the back sockets are enabled and the associated devices are set correctly.

You could also look in Device Manger to see if any errors are showing under "Sound, video and game controllers".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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