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So, I'm looking for a graphics card for my HTPC since my GTS 250's HDMI doesn't support sound through HDMI. So..i'm looking for the cheapest graphics card from Newegg with HDMI that can stream up to 1080p videos and have sound go through the HDMI. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Pentium-David;13436937 
So, I'm looking for a graphics card for my HTPC since my GTS 250's HDMI doesn't support sound through HDMI. So..i'm looking for the cheapest graphics card from Newegg with HDMI that can stream up to 1080p videos and have sound go through the HDMI. Thanks!

Are you sure it doesn't completely support it? HDMI = High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is a combination of HD audio and video...

Perhaps there's an issue with your card.

Have you tried right clicking your volume controller on the taskbar, going to playback devices and setting your HDMI output as the default device?
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Originally Posted by kuehlman;13436945 
Are you sure it doesn't completely support it? HDMI = High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is a combination of HD audio and video...

Perhaps there's an issue with your card.

Have you tried right clicking your volume controller on the taskbar, going to playback devices and setting your HDMI output as the default device?

hmmm, no i haven't. let me give that a try. My laptop's HDMI works right when I plug it in so I figured the 250 didn't support it
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Originally Posted by Pentium-David;13436960 
hmmm, no i haven't. let me give that a try. My laptop's HDMI works right when I plug it in so I figured the 250 didn't support it

Give it a shot, bro smile.gif

I remember when I used HDMI for my TV as a monitor. Gave me quite a headache, then after playing around for awhile, figured it out.
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Originally Posted by kuehlman;13436971 
Give it a shot, bro smile.gif

I remember when I used HDMI for my TV as a monitor. Gave me quite a headache, then after playing around for awhile, figured it out.

If that doesn't work i got a 4350 that should be good for this, jst PM me.

Also make sure you don't need to plug a audio cable into the graphics card itself.
    
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Yeah, it's not working....What a shame. But I guess a GTS 250 is a little overkill and power hungry for a HTPC anyways
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post #7 of 14
Get a GT 430.

It also supports Bitstreaming via HDMI.
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Check in your BIOS!! The SAME thing happened to me, and I was really close to getting another card. Check in your bios to make sure audio through HDMI is enabled. For some reason mine was set default to off. Maybe yours is too. I'd just hate to see you buy a new card when you don't need it...
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post #9 of 14
Older NVIDIA graphics cards don't have audio on-board. You need to connect the S/PDIF header from the motherboard to get audio over HDMI. First cards to have audio on-board are the G 210, GT 220 and GT 240.

If you want the cheapest card with audio over HDMI support without mucking about, then it's the HD 5450 ($20 after rebate). It won't do you any good for gaming, though.
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post #10 of 14
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I'm pretty sure that an old Pentium 4 motherboard doesn't have an option for audio through HDMI but I can always check when I get home. If I was to get a 5450, it would be used specifically for streaming videos, I have plenty of other cards that could be used for gaming smile.gif
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