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    SPDIF Problems with GTX260

    Hi, I'm experiencing problems when trying to output sound from my TV with this cable. I've never used it before or fully understand what to link with what, so all the help provided is appreciated

    I used to have a 4850 that worked perfectly for outputting via DVI/HDMI to my TV, but nvidia don't have the audio link built into the card so unfortunately SPDIF has to be used. Previously with my 4850, I could have sound outputting to my zalman 5.1 headphones through my soundcard, and have the option to toggle between this and TV sound in windows sound options. I'd like to be able to toggle again as I like to use my headphones for gaming and TV sound for watching movies etc.

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    GPU: Gainward GTX260 GS
    Soundcard: Sound Blaster Audigy (realllly old lol)
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    First of all - a basic question...Where does the actual SPDIF cable connect to? I've tried connecting it to the pins on my motherboard (and then trying to configure by using the Realtek audio drivers from chipset drivers) as well as the SPDIF pins on my sound card, but neither worked...I have a funny feeling that I'd have to unplug my sound card to have it work but this is necessary for my headphones (5.1)

    I've heard some instances where moving to Vista has solved people's problems, but I'm quite comfortable on XP for the time being...if that is the only solution that people can suggest then I will consider it - as I'm a bit behind now anyways

    Thanks for your help, I'm willing to try anything
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    Re: SPDIF Problems with GTX260

    still no fix for this...any ideas anyone?

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    Re: SPDIF Problems with GTX260

    The SPDIF connects from my motherboard via a header to my GTX 260 so the hole is there - on mine at least.

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    Re: SPDIF Problems with GTX260

    On the motherboard or sound card make sure you are connecting the the spdif out header and not the spdif in one.

    Also remember to configure the spdif out as your playback device in windows control panel.

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