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I asked this question before, but I never really got the answer I was looking for.

I get my audio through a PCM signal (HDMI through my ATI graphics card, lossless audio), which goes straight to my receiver.

I'm assuming a sound card would be useless in this situation? I can't find any quantitative reads on how a sound card would come into play in such a setup.
    
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Passing the audio feed through HDMI negates the need for a sound card.
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Sorry for piggybacking but are the cards smart enough to allow me to do video through dvi and audio through hdmi. I have never tried.
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That might be possible. Since you're connecting both the DVI and the HDMI, then just set the video outputs to be exact copies of each other and then select HDMI audio as your audio output in the Sound Properties. Technically that should work.
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
Sorry for piggybacking but are the cards smart enough to allow me to do video through dvi and audio through hdmi. I have never tried.
I am doing that.

However, I have to duplicate my screen (so my HDMI is sending video and audio to my receiver, even though my receiver is only being used for sounds). So under my screen settings, I have screen 1 & 2 set to "duplicate", and screen 2 is simply my receiver which isn't actually doing any screen work.
    
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