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S/PDIF through a Zotac GeForce 9500 GT?

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I'm trying to get audio via hdmi working and according to Nvidia the only way for me to do this is to use S/PDIF through my gpu.

Thankfully I've got a S/PDIF cable but when I followed Nvidia's instructions it didn't work. In windows I can see my S/PDIF device's audio is working (the green bar is going up and down) but no audio is coming through HDMI.

I did notice that the S/PDIF connector on my motherboard doesn't follow the two that nvidia showed. Mine is a 2x4 (8 pins total) pattern with none being empty. Also the manual for this board is a joke.

Any help would be appreciated. Specs and pics to follow.

Specs:
CPU: Intel core 2 E7500
Ram: Generic 5gb
GPU: Zotac 9500GT
Motherboard: Zotac 9300-ITX K-E
OS: Win 7 X64

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Make sure the spdif plug is connected to the correct header on the mobo. It might be hidden.

On my GA-M61P-S3 mobo there are 5 headers for spdif, like this : : . I connected my spdif cable to the most left ones, I think.

I cant seem to find a manual for your mobo online, but I may be blind.
    
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So is it not the one in my first picture with "SPDIF" written above it?
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Bump. So does no one know anything about S/PDIF?

*EDIT Ok so I finally solved this. No thanks to the zotac support center. I managed to download a much more detailed (Than the one I was given with the motherboard) motherboard manual which had instructions on the SPDIF pins from this random site.

http://www.nodevice.com/user_manual/zotac/Motherboard/geforcereg-9300-itx-wifi-gf9300-k-e.html

For anyone else having an issue it's on page 14 and I can vouch that the download is safe and legit. Scanned with Norton IS 2012.
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Thank you so much for this.

I didn't realize that Nvidia needed this S/PDIF cable.. I checked the box of my 3 year old 9500 GT 512mb Zone Edition (Passive Cooled/Large Heat Sink) and it had a ziplocked S/PDIF cable.

I was getting pissed at this and even reinstalled a different OS.

I guess I was too accustomed to ATI/AMD's HDMI-hassle-free setup.
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Thank you so much for this.

I didn't realize that Nvidia needed this S/PDIF cable.. I checked the box of my 3 year old 9500 GT 512mb Zone Edition (Passive Cooled/Large Heat Sink) and it had a ziplocked S/PDIF cable.

I was getting pissed at this and even reinstalled a different OS.

I guess I was too accustomed to ATI/AMD's HDMI-hassle-free setup.

Nope this is only an issue with old/first gen HDMI cards. All cards after this output audio and video through hdmi without hassle.

But I am glad it helped you. This was a pain to find :/
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