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I currently have 2x GTX 275 in SLI on a 780i SLI 775 board. I want to hook up my LCD TV but want to use HDMI instead of the DVI. I have a GT240 with HDMI out that I could use but is this even possible? Can I output to the LCD from the GT240 from my third PCI-e slot. So in essence, can I have my main monitor hooked up to the 275 SLI by DVI and my LCD TV attached to the GT240. Will it be possible to use the monitor for regular email/surfing etc while watching a movie on the LCD.
    
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Windows 7 allows you to be able to do this - just connect up the 240, connect the display and vola! You could also use a DVI to HDMI converter as well.
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I had thought about the DVI-HDMI converter but was under the impression the DVI doesn't carry an audio signal. If it does then I won't even worry about the GT240.
    
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I had thought about the DVI-HDMI converter but was under the impression the DVI doesn't carry an audio signal. If it does then I won't even worry about the GT240.
Dont think theres audio, but theres DVI + 3.5mm jack to HDMi converter cables.
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Both NVidia and ATI/AMD can output audio over DVI, but it's non-standard and they do it in different ways.

I have a GT 240 (and have used an 8200 integrated gpu as well) hooked up via a $3 eBay DVI-HDMI lead to my plasma and the audio works perfectly. ATI/AMD cards require a special dongle to do the same.
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I'm not 100% sure about the GTX275, but with my GTX260s in SLI, I simply connected ta SPDIF cable from my motherboard to the SPDIF in connector on my card and was able to use a DVI-HDMI converter and get audio through it. Hope this helps.
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