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post #1 of 11
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Hello everyone, been bothering with this a bit...

I'd like to connect an HDMI cable to my GPU and get both audio and video out of it. My question is: What do i have to do other than connecting my GPU to my monitor? (I'd like to get audio from my speakers, not the monitor ones)

my GPU is ASUS GT 240 512MB GDDR3
Monitor: LG M227WDP
Speakers: Logitech Z-506
Motherboard: Gigabyte G31M-S2L

Thanks in advance.
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Disable the monitor's speakers through the Programs and Sound control panel.
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So I disable the monitor's speakers and then just plug my monitor into my GPU and that's it? I get both sound and video from my GPU?
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Go to your Playback devices (right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar (Vista/7)) and select your speakers (sound card) as primary sound device.
    
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Ok done, and now I just have to plug the HDMI from my monitor to my GPU and both video and audio will be on my GPU?
The audio will just carry from my onboard sound card to my GPU?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nepythys;11869483 
Ok done, and now I just have to plug the HDMI from my monitor to my GPU and both video and audio will be on my GPU?
The audio will just carry from my onboard sound card to my GPU?

No no, the GPU won't do any audio as you are having your onboard soundcard do the audio processing. In order for your GPU to do the audio processing you require the GPU to be connected to the speakers you wish to use. So in the case with your monitor the speakers from the monitor were being used as your GPU was also connected to an audio device. HDMI can output both audio and video where the GPU can also do audio processing, but only if the GPU is connected to that audio device.
post #7 of 11
geforce 2xx series geforce have SPDIF audio Headers


you have to have them connected to your motherboard headers labeled SPDIF/Out

then it will work

in order to have your 2xx series stream audio via HDMI (connected via video card) you need to make sure that your video card has a connection to a SPDIF output source,
sparkleGTX260_edge.jpg

see that small header next to the power inputs?

you need to have a spdif two jumper wire connected to the SPDIF/Out Headers on your Soundcard or motherboard
Edited by sirsycott - 1/3/11 at 12:35am
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post #8 of 11
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From what I've read until now, the GT 240 contains an audio processor and supports internal audio up to 7.1. I'm unable to find any header.
So since my speakers don't have an HDMI port I cannot get both audio and video through my GPU, right?
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post #9 of 11
That HDMI port is more for home theater setups. The HDMI from the video card goes into a home theater receiver. Then the receiver sends the audio to the speakers and the video to the TV.

Does your monitor have audio out? You can hook up your speakers to your monitor to get sound.

Personally, I would not get audio from the monitor because their DACs are likely low quality. Just hook up your speakers directly to the sound card.

Edit: I see your monitor only has optical out.

lg-m227wdp.10008153.jpg
Edited by Riou - 1/3/11 at 5:13am
post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou;11872588 
That HDMI port is more for home theater setups. The HDMI from the video card goes into a home theater receiver. Then the receiver sends the audio to the speakers and the video to the TV.

Does your monitor have audio out? You can hook up your speakers to your monitor to get sound.

Personally, I would not get audio from the monitor because their DACs are likely low quality. Just hook up your speakers directly to the sound card.

The monitor has a green audio out but my speakers are 5.1.
Anyway, you just gave me the answer that I needed. Thank you so much! Appreciated!
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