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post #181 of 2431 Old 12-20-2007, 12:55 PM
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Folks,

I am new to the HTPC world and I am looking at Asus P5E-VM HDMI mobo, Q6600 CPU, LG GGC-H20L Blu-Ray Disk / HD-DVD Drive and MS Vista Ultimateā€“32 Bit. I have no gaming needs whatsoever; this system is purely for 1080P playback and record ATSC shows, my display is Samsung 50ā€ 1080P plasma. I have read all the reviews on the web for this mobo, but still have none that go into details on the quality of 1080P playback compared to a discrete GPU.

For you folks that are using this card, please provide some insight for the following questions.

Preference of AVerMedia AVerTV Combo PCIe MCE ATSC/NTSC/QAM Tuner Card OR Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 MCE Kit 1128 NTSC/ATSC/QAM/FM TV Tuner Card on this Mobo? (Found these on New-Egg)

For those who have done a fresh install of Vista 32 bit, what are the steps and sequence to have all the proper Chipset, audio & video drivers to be installed? I have to admit I am completely new to Vista.

Is it possible to have a Vista and XP dual boot up on this setup? I do have XP professional from my existing PC that is dying.

How does the 1080P output on the HDMI of this mobo compares to a discrete GPU like ATI 3850 or NVIDIA 8800GT? If it is comparable than I like to avoid the cost and hassle of discrete GPU.

A good silent CPU cooler for Q6600 that can fit inside the SFF Ultra Micro Fly mATX Case (ULT33116)

Thx for all your help
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5.6.1? My current video graphics driver is 7.14.10.1364 according to the screenshot I posted, so I'm unsure how that translates to 15.7 or 15.6.1?

On the Audio front, I'm currently at 6.10.0.2035 (2035 for short as you posted). If you think rolling back to 2034 might fix things, I'd be happy to try it.

I wonder if I should re-install Vista and this time NOT apply SP1 and also just go with the Intel drivers that are on my Asus install disc instead of pulling the latest versions from the Intel site?

7.14.10.1364 = 15.7 Don't ask me to explain (because I can't).

Pretty sure the Asus drivers are 15.6.1 (= 7.14.10.1329), but even if they're not:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Filt...eng&sType=prev

Those still include the 2035 audio drivers. If audio still doesn't work, I can get you the 2034 with either 15.7 or 15.6.1 (your choice).

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Thanks a bunch archibael! I'll try rolling back to the previous version. I take it I just un-install the current drivers and then re-install the ones from the Asus disc, right? And I would do this from a monitor hooked up to the VGA port as I would imagine I'd loose the HDMI port once the driver is uninstalled (I installed Vista using the VGA port in the first place).
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Probably. If you installed from disk initially and then overwrote with the latest from Intel's website, you should be able to do it with the button marked "Roll Back Driver" in the Device Manager | [devicename] | Driver tab.

If that even exists anymore. Vista is in many ways a mystery to XP folks such as meself.

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No need to plug in a VGA monitor....
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Folks,
I am new to the HTPC world and I am looking at Asus P5E-VM HDMI mobo, Q6600 CPU, LG GGC-H20L Blu-Ray Disk / HD-DVD Drive and MS Vista Ultimate-32 Bit. I have no gaming needs whatsoever; this system is purely for 1080P playback and record ATSC shows, my display is Samsung 50 1080P plasma. I have read all the reviews on the web for this mobo, but still have none that go into details on the quality of 1080P playback compared to a discrete GPU.

For you folks that are using this card, please provide some insight for the following questions.

For those who have done a fresh install of Vista 32 bit, what are the steps and sequence to have all the proper Chipset, audio & video drivers to be installed? I have to admit I am completely new to Vista.

Is it possible to have a Vista and XP dual boot up on this setup? I do have XP professional from my existing PC that is dying.

I can answer these two, since my system is almost identical, but using a Samsung LED DLP instead and a slower CPU.

I installed Vista, while having a monitor connected to the VGA port (not HDMI). Once installed, be sure to run IE, tools, Windows Update to be sure you got all the latest from Microsoft (another hour). I then installed the Asus drivers. I went to the Intel site and downloaded the newer video/audio drivers - look for G35 chip set driver - as of today it's version 15.7 (which seems to have nothing to do with the driver version number - see prior posts!). It will load both the latest video and audio drivers.

At this point you could switch to an HDMI connection.

For mulit-OS boot, I use Avanquest's System Commander, which has a slick graphics UI with OS icon selections that appears in about a second after the BIOS completes. I see no reason the Vista text mode dual boot should also work. Vista Dual boot, just have XP already installed, and a reasonable amount of free space on the disk outside the XP partition (15 GB minimum). When Vista installs, you can select the free disk space area to install.
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No need to plug in a VGA monitor....

For those of you having audio and HDCP issues. Did you use the InstAll Wizard on the ASUS driver disk or follow the specific instructions in the manual on the order of loading the drivers? They sounded adamant about the order.

I don't have a HDMI receiver but my 1080P TV does get both its video and audio from the HDMI adapter. I just did a clean Vista 32 Prem install, used the InstAll wizard and then let Vista have at its updates. Have not yet gone to Intel or ASUS for further updates yet.

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Where in the hell does one download the HDMI audio Vista driver? Intel's site sure manages to hide it well!

Nevermind... just found link in post above! Still, Intel... fix your site search!
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Anyone know why I'm not getting the option of a 24Hz refresh rate with my JVC-RS1? I know it is supported.

Here is the display info from the Intel driver:

* Digital Television *

Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Display Type: Digital
Gamma Value: 2.20
DDC2 Protocol: Supported
Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: 87.0 inches
Vertical: 49.0 inches
Monitor Supported Modes:
1920 by 540 (50 Hz)
1920 by 540 (60 Hz)
Display Power Management Support:
Standby Mode: Not Supported
Suspend Mode: Not Supported
Active Off Mode: Supported
Raw EDID:
00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 2a c3 10 92 01 01 01 01
00 10 01 03 80 dd 7d 78 2a 6b e9 ab 54 4c af 24
0b 48 4a 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 1d 80 18 71 1c 16 20 58 2c
25 00 a2 e2 84 00 00 9e 01 1d 80 d0 72 1c 16 20
10 2c 25 80 a2 e2 84 00 00 9e 00 00 00 fc 00 49
4c 41 46 50 4a 20 2d 2d 20 2d 58 48 00 00 00 fd
00 17 3d 0f 44 0f 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 01 ac
02 03 18 31 4c 85 94 90 9f 04 13 02 11 06 15 20
01 66 03 0c 00 10 00 00 02 3a 80 18 71 38 2d 40
58 2c 45 00 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e 02 3a 80 d0 72 38
2d 40 10 2c 45 80 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e 01 1d 00 72
51 d0 1e 20 6e 28 55 00 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e 01 1d
00 bc 52 d0 1e 20 b8 28 55 40 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e
01 1d 80 3e 73 38 2d 40 7e b8 45 90 a2 e2 84 00
00 1e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 96
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For those of you having audio and HDCP issues. Did you use the InstAll Wizard on the ASUS driver disk or follow the specific instructions in the manual on the order of loading the drivers? They sounded adamant about the order.

Here's the order I used (I did not use the InstAll Wizard):

1. Create Matrix RAID0 in BIOS
2. Install Vista 32 Home Premium
3. Intel Chipset Inf Update (8.3.0.1013)
4. Intel Matrix RAID Driver (7.8.0.1012)
5. Realtek HD Audio Driver (R183)
6. Intel G35 Driver (15.7.64/7.14.10.1364 Video/6.10.0.2035 Audio)
7. Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Driver (2.4.6000.4)
8. Vista SP1

All the drivers above are the very latest I could find and not from the Asus install CD. The only place I deviated from the Asus recommended order was installing the Matrix driver before the Realtek driver.

Anyway, I'm going to roll-back the G35 drivers to the previous version (from the Asus CD) as archibael suggested to see if that makes a difference.
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Anyone know why I'm not getting the option of a 24Hz refresh rate with my JVC-RS1? I know it is supported.
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Raw EDID:
00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 2a c3 10 92 01 01 01 01
00 10 01 03 80 dd 7d 78 2a 6b e9 ab 54 4c af 24
0b 48 4a 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 1d 80 18 71 1c 16 20 58 2c
25 00 a2 e2 84 00 00 9e 01 1d 80 d0 72 1c 16 20
10 2c 25 80 a2 e2 84 00 00 9e 00 00 00 fc 00 49
4c 41 46 50 4a 20 2d 2d 20 2d 58 48 00 00 00 fd
00 17 3d 0f 44 0f 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 01 ac
02 03 18 31 4c 85 94 90 9f 04 13 02 11 06 15 20
01 66 03 0c 00 10 00 00 02 3a 80 18 71 38 2d 40
58 2c 45 00 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e 02 3a 80 d0 72 38
2d 40 10 2c 45 80 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e 01 1d 00 72
51 d0 1e 20 6e 28 55 00 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e 01 1d
00 bc 52 d0 1e 20 b8 28 55 40 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e
01 1d 80 3e 73 38 2d 40 7e b8 45 90 a2 e2 84 00
00 1e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 96

Yep. In fact, it's right there in the second EDID block:

01 1d 80 3e 73 38 2d 40 7e b8 45 90 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e

It appears the Intel Diagnostic Report at the very least is not parsing the second EDID block, or possibly just is not doing anything with any part of it except the audio data.

Copy that string into DTDCalculator in order to get it stuffed into the registry as a custom DTD and it will show up.

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Here's the order I used (I did not use the InstAll Wizard):

1. Create Matrix RAID0 in BIOS
2. Install Vista 32 Home Premium
3. Intel Chipset Inf Update (8.3.0.1013)
4. Intel Matrix RAID Driver (7.8.0.1012)
5. Realtek HD Audio Driver (R183)
6. Intel G35 Driver (15.7.64/7.14.10.1364 Video/6.10.0.2035 Audio)
7. Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Driver (2.4.6000.4)
8. Vista SP1

All the drivers above are the very latest I could find and not from the Asus install CD. The only place I deviated from the Asus recommended order was installing the Matrix driver before the Realtek driver.

Anyway, I'm going to roll-back the G35 drivers to the previous version (from the Asus CD) as archibael suggested to see if that makes a difference.

Let me know if it doesn't fix the audio and I'll get you the 2034s instead.

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For those of you having audio and HDCP issues. Did you use the InstAll Wizard on the ASUS driver disk or follow the specific instructions in the manual on the order of loading the drivers? They sounded adamant about the order.

I don't have a HDMI receiver but my 1080P TV does get both its video and audio from the HDMI adapter. I just did a clean Vista 32 Prem install, used the InstAll wizard and then let Vista have at its updates. Have not yet gone to Intel or ASUS for further updates yet.

I doubt the order is all that critical, with the possible exception of RAID, which might be tricky. After Vista installed, I installed the ASUS drivers and did a few updates, mainly the Intel G35 update.

From various reports (and myself) it appears that there is no problem going directly to a HDMI/HDCP supported TV, but it appears using a repeater (which is what a reciever does) seems to cause a problem.

Has anyone seen a G35 board work HDMI/HDCP through any receiver?
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A stupid question,

But can you use the on-board graphics at the same time as an external video card.

I'd like to use the HTPC for HT and for gaming, as I have a 7950GX2 (Not the best, but it's OK)...

If it can't use both at the same time, can you switch via the Bios? or with an external card physically present does it always default to this?
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Yep. In fact, it's right there in the second EDID block:

01 1d 80 3e 73 38 2d 40 7e b8 45 90 a2 e2 84 00 00 1e

It appears the Intel Diagnostic Report at the very least is not parsing the second EDID block, or possibly just is not doing anything with any part of it except the audio data.

Copy that string into DTDCalculator in order to get it stuffed into the registry as a custom DTD and it will show up.

archibael,

Thanks for your help, unfortunately, it still doesn't seem to be working. I added the EDID block to registry as directed using DTDCalculator, however, when I attempted to set the output to 24Hz my projector reported 'no signal' (which is odd as it has a message something like 'frequency out of range' when it sees a signal but can't lock). Any ideas?

Also, just for reference, I've had 24Hz output working in the past with other video cards and Powerstrip.
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I uninstalled the Intel Video/HDMI Audio drivers and rebooted. I then installed the 7.14.10.1329 Video/6.10.0.2035 Audio version from the Asus CD. At some point during the install I lost the video. I waited until all HD activity had ended and then did a graceful shutdown by briefly hitting the power button. I then powered back up and set my resolution back to 1920x1080 and was back to normal. I confirmed I was now running 7.14.10.1329 Video/6.10.0.2035 Audio and then fired up WMP11 and confirmed that I could play audio and video clips as well as DVDs. This time, my Denon reported just 2 channel PCM 48KHz for everything (including the DD 5.1 encoded DVD).

Next I threw in a HD-DVD and PowerDVD once again have me a HDCP error (so rolling back from 1364 to 1329 didn't improve things).

I then fired up DT2 (Japanese version) and it didn't even attempt to play the HD-DVD.

I'm now doing a fresh Vista install, this time opting for the Ultimate 64-bit version, on the off-chance that it will improve matters.
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Ok, I'm up and running on Vista Ultimate 64 now. No change from my previous post as far as how WMP11 functions. And PowerDVD still errors out with a HDCP error when going through my receiver.

As before, I installed in the following order: (I didn't bother with the Realtek driver since I'm using the HDMI port only)

1. Create Matrix RAID0 in BIOS
2. Install Vista 64 Ultimate
3. Intel Chipset Inf Update (8.3.0.1013)
4. Intel Matrix RAID Driver (7.8.0.1012)
5. Intel G35 Driver (15.7.64/7.14.10.1364 Video/6.10.0.2035 Audio) 64 bit version this time
6. Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Driver (2.4.6000.4)

I'll load Vista SP1 64 bit, but I don't think that will make a difference. I guess the next stop after that will be XP SP2. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll just stick this new rig in a corner folding until such time that drivers become available that can deal with a receiver/repeater being in the HDMI chain...
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I doubt the order is all that critical, with the possible exception of RAID, which might be tricky. After Vista installed, I installed the ASUS drivers and did a few updates, mainly the Intel G35 update.

From various reports (and myself) it appears that there is no problem going directly to a HDMI/HDCP supported TV, but it appears using a repeater (which is what a reciever does) seems to cause a problem.

Has anyone seen a G35 board work HDMI/HDCP through any receiver?

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A stupid question,

But can you use the on-board graphics at the same time as an external video card.

I'd like to use the HTPC for HT and for gaming, as I have a 7950GX2 (Not the best, but it's OK)...

If it can't use both at the same time, can you switch via the Bios? or with an external card physically present does it always default to this?

Asus claims you can do both at the same time on the -V board by installing the discrete board in the x4 PCIe slot. They also say in their documentation that this only works on XP.

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archibael,

Thanks for your help, unfortunately, it still doesn't seem to be working. I added the EDID block to registry as directed using DTDCalculator, however, when I attempted to set the output to 24Hz my projector reported 'no signal' (which is odd as it has a message something like 'frequency out of range' when it sees a signal but can't lock). Any ideas?

Also, just for reference, I've had 24Hz output working in the past with other video cards and Powerstrip.

You're giving it what it's asking for (that string I gave you is directly from the TV's EDID), so it should work. However, it would not be the first time the TV doesn't have a clue what it wants. Try the generic:

01 1D 80 3E 73 38 2D 40 7E 2C 45 80 00 00 00 00 00 1E

There's a difference in the placement of the horizontal sync pulse between the two, which shouldn't make a difference, but it's worth a shot. The other option is 23.976:

FA 1C 80 3E 73 38 2D 40 7E 2C 45 80 00 00 00 00 00 1E

But I don't think that will make a difference.

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I uninstalled the Intel Video/HDMI Audio drivers and rebooted. I then installed the 7.14.10.1329 Video/6.10.0.2035 Audio version from the Asus CD. At some point during the install I lost the video. I waited until all HD activity had ended and then did a graceful shutdown by briefly hitting the power button. I then powered back up and set my resolution back to 1920x1080 and was back to normal. I confirmed I was now running 7.14.10.1329 Video/6.10.0.2035 Audio and then fired up WMP11 and confirmed that I could play audio and video clips as well as DVDs. This time, my Denon reported just 2 channel PCM 48KHz for everything (including the DD 5.1 encoded DVD).

Are you sure your receiver isn't in a "passthru to TV" mode? I've seen this behavior when that's the case: the receiver cuts and pastes the TV's audio capabilities into the EDID it reports out to the graphics card (and that's what gets parsed by the driver to determine the actual audio capabilities of the end device.

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Next I threw in a HD-DVD and PowerDVD once again have me a HDCP error (so rolling back from 1364 to 1329 didn't improve things).

I then fired up DT2 (Japanese version) and it didn't even attempt to play the HD-DVD.

I'm now doing a fresh Vista install, this time opting for the Ultimate 64-bit version, on the off-chance that it will improve matters.

You're the only one I'm aware of who is trying this on 64-bit, which might be a factor.

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Ok, I'm up and running on Vista Ultimate 64 now. No change from my previous post as far as how WMP11 functions. And PowerDVD still errors out with a HDCP error when going through my receiver.

As before, I installed in the following order: (I didn't bother with the Realtek driver since I'm using the HDMI port only)

1. Create Matrix RAID0 in BIOS
2. Install Vista 64 Ultimate
3. Intel Chipset Inf Update (8.3.0.1013)
4. Intel Matrix RAID Driver (7.8.0.1012)
5. Intel G35 Driver (15.7.64/7.14.10.1364 Video/6.10.0.2035 Audio) 64 bit version this time
6. Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Driver (2.4.6000.4)

I'll load Vista SP1 64 bit, but I don't think that will make a difference. I guess the next stop after that will be XP SP2. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll just stick this new rig in a corner folding until such time that drivers become available that can deal with a receiver/repeater being in the HDMI chain...

Have you tried 32-bit Vista? PowerDVD doesn't support Intel graphics drivers for HD DVD and Blu-ray on XP. If you come up short and still everything is not working, I strongly urge you to complain to Intel Customer Support-- typically my last resort, but effective, if for nothing else than letting people know we HTPCers are out here and the damned solution they're providing does not work.

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I went back to a fresh 32bit Vista install. After the install was done, I used the Asus InstAll utility to install the INF, Matrix, RealTek, Gigabit and G35 in that order. Once again, the sound worked when playing audio, video and DVDs with WMP11. I also found that I could change the number of PCM channels being sent to the receiver by going to:

Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Manage audio devices/HDMI Device/Configure

Here I changed from Stereo to 5.1 Surround, verified that the proper optional speaker boxes were checked, and that all were set to full-range. Doing so changed the PCM channel count going to the receiver from 2 to 6. Despite this, the windows test tones still did not work, but at least WMP11 did reflect the change.

Next I installed PowerDVD, which came with my LG BD/HD combo player. I then attempted playback of a HD DVD, and got the error "Incompatible graphics driver". Then, after letting PowerDVD download the latest version, the error message changed to all familiar one about no HDCP support.

So a clean install, using the drivers that came with the hardware, all installed in the default order automatically, still does not seem to allow HD playback unless connected directly to the display, which defeats the benefit of having audio on the HDMI port.

I'm also quite concerned that Vista is so heavily involved in deciding how the digital signals are being sent to the receiver. I sure hope DT2 will have direct control and ignore whatever is set in the control panel for channel count and sampling frequency.

archibael, I will call Intel after the holidays if I don't figure something out in the meantime. I do appreciate all your help!
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You're giving it what it's asking for (that string I gave you is directly from the TV's EDID), so it should work. However, it would not be the first time the TV doesn't have a clue what it wants. Try the generic:

01 1D 80 3E 73 38 2D 40 7E 2C 45 80 00 00 00 00 00 1E

There's a difference in the placement of the horizontal sync pulse between the two, which shouldn't make a difference, but it's worth a shot. The other option is 23.976:

FA 1C 80 3E 73 38 2D 40 7E 2C 45 80 00 00 00 00 00 1E

But I don't think that will make a difference.

Thanks for the tip archibael! The generic EDID locked in fine.

I am, however, still having a horrible time getting DVD content to play smoothly at 24Hz. For some reason I always get picture chopping at what appear to be regular intervals. I've now had this problem with at least 2 completely different computers. Is there any chance it could be related to my display (JVC RS-1)? The display bills itself as 24Hz compatible. Has anyone managed to get DVD content to play smoothly at 24Hz? If so, could you please share your Hardware/OS/Software/Driver configuration?
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Black Magic and Kiriakos are having the same stuttering problems at 24Hz. Don't recall if they've tried a non-PowerDVD player or not, so I'm not positive whether it's something funky about the drivers or whether it's a PDVD/driver interaction.

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Black Magic and Kiriakos are having the same stuttering problems at 24Hz. Don't recall if they've tried a non-PowerDVD player or not, so I'm not positive whether it's something funky about the drivers or whether it's a PDVD/driver interaction.

I was experiencing the issue with Zoomplayer and DScaler5 so I guess that eliminates the player as the problem.
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Good to know. Looks like we need to inform the driver guys.

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I just got this board, and am having pretty much every issue with it that everyone here is having. I can't get more than 2 channels out of HDMI, and powerDVD gives me the HDCP error when trying to run it through my receiver. People here have obviously gotten over these issues, and I am struggling with how to do the same. Could someone write out step by step instructions with links to specific drivers used to get over all of these issues? I have already formatted twice and installed various drivers with no such luck.
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Raw EDID:
00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 11 ee 05 00 63 72 00 00
28 10 01 03 80 52 2e 78 2a 1b be a2 55 34 b3 26
14 4a 52 af ce 00 81 80 90 40 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 02 3a 80 18 71 38 2d 40 58 2c
45 00 34 cd 31 00 00 1e 66 21 50 b0 51 00 1b 30
40 70 36 00 00 00 00 00 00 1e 00 00 00 fc 00 44
45 4e 4f 4e 2d 41 56 41 4d 50 0a 20 00 00 00 fd
00 37 4c 0f 44 0f 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 01 55
02 03 2a 76 4a 90 05 04 03 02 07 06 01 0e 0f 23
0f 1f 07 23 09 7f 07 23 3d 1f c0 23 15 1f 51 83
5f 00 00 66 03 0c 00 11 00 80 01 1d 80 18 71 1c
16 20 58 2c 25 00 34 cd 31 00 00 9e 01 1d 00 72
51 d0 1e 20 6e 28 55 00 34 cd 31 00 00 1e 8c 0a
d0 8a 20 e0 2d 10 10 3e 96 00 67 cd 21 00 00 18
8c 0a a0 14 51 f0 16 00 26 7c 43 00 67 cd 21 00
00 98 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 62

Hoping this will help....I have a denon 2807.
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That Denon has a nonstandard EDID and is essentially overwriting the 5-channel information that it reports to the video card with 2-channel. Supposedly there was a firmware upgrade which would fix this (by fixing the EDID), and in parallel Intel was looking at a way to override/ignore the discrepancy, but I haven't seen anything on this recently or in release notes.

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