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GTX 260 Audio Over DVI/HDMI - What Cable?

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I have an older EVGA GTX 260 that I'm considering putting into my HTPC, and I'd like to use the DVI output to hook into the HDMI in on my receiver to carry both video and audio signal.

If I understand correctly, the card is capable of doing this, but I will need to plug the S/PDIF header on my motherboard into the card... correct?

Assuming I understand that correctly, I have the DVI->HDMI adapter that came with the card, but I've lost the S/PDIF cable (if one even came in the box) and I'm confused about what exactly I need... can anyone point out the specific cable I need and maybe link to somewhere I can pick one up? (hopefully cheap)

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=W000-00-000070&family=Accessories%20-%20Hardware&sw=4

This one. Sucks its $15 bucks when you already have the DVI-HDMI, but I havent seen it any other place.
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It looks like the motherboard side of that cable has 2 pins. The S/PDIF header on my ASUS M2N68-VM motherboard has 4 pins. (S/PDIF-Ground-Blank-+5v)

Can I ignore the +5v pin and plug this cable into only the S/PDIFF-Ground pins?

Llink to MB manual Here
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Originally Posted by cls33 View Post

It looks like the motherboard side of that cable has 2 pins. The S/PDIF header on my ASUS M2N68-VM motherboard has 4 pins. (S/PDIF-Ground-Blank-+5v)
Can I ignore the +5v pin and plug this cable into only the S/PDIFF-Ground pins?
Llink to MB manual Here

yup. thats how my mobo has it too. ignore the 5v and plug it to SPDIF and ground.
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Hei..

I kinda have same problem here. I also have gtx260 graphic card and i want to connect my pc to tv. I used dvi>hdmi adapter on graphic card output and connect my tv with hdmi cable.
Picture is perfect, but I don't get any sound. It really pisses me off :! I have my graphic card connected with motherboard wit s/pdif cable and i really don't know what's the problem. I also change settings in control panel > sound ( i put digital audo s/pdif as my default device)
Only thing i get out of my tv speakers is crackling sound.
I tried both dvi outputs on my graphic card and both hdmi outputs on my tv...

Any Ideas??

Thx..
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If you're getting a crackling sound it is probably an incompatible sampling rate. Try turning down the "quality" under the Properties --> Advanced tab of the playback device.
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I've used DVI>HDMI with Audio on every GPU since my HD4870 years ago, nvidia and ATI/AMD cards did it completely fine with a bog standard HDMI cable with a DVI adapter, or a DVI cable with HDMI on one end. Didn't have to do anything else.
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