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NVIDIA GTX460 'no audio devices installed'

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

I just bought a GTX 460 card and want to use the high res. audio (DTS-MA/TrueHD bitstream) from the card. I tried to install and reinstall the NVIDIA driver over and over again but I just keep getting 'no audio devices are installed' under sound options. The strange this is that the NVIDIA control panel lets me choose my receiver (Onkyo TX-NR5008) under the setting 'setup digital audio' option 'HDMI'. At my Device Manager there is shown 4x 'NVIDIA High Defenition Audio' under 'Sound, video and game controllers'......

Setup:
Asus GTX460 with 295.73 driver (also tried the latest)
ASrock H61M-ITX board (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.nl.asp?Model=H61M-ITX)
Windows 7 64-bit with SP1 and all the latest updates
Latest DirectX version
GTX460 connected to my Onkyo TX-NR5008 AVR with mini-HDMI->HDMI cable
Onboard audio disabled in bios

If more information is needed please let me know.
Hope someone knows the solution for my problem.

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

Hi guys,

I just bought a GTX 460 card and want to use the high res. audio (DTS-MA/TrueHD bitstream) from the card. I tried to install and reinstall the NVIDIA driver over and over again but I just keep getting 'no audio devices are installed' under sound options. The strange this is that the NVIDIA control panel lets me choose my receiver (Onkyo TX-NR5008) under the setting 'setup digital audio' option 'HDMI'. At my Device Manager there is shown 4x 'NVIDIA High Defenition Audio' under 'Sound, video and game controllers'......

Setup:
Asus GTX460 with 295.73 driver (also tried the latest)
ASrock H61M-ITX board (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.nl.asp?Model=H61M-ITX)
Windows 7 64-bit with SP1 and all the latest updates
Latest DirectX version
GTX460 connected to my Onkyo TX-NR5008 AVR with mini-HDMI->HDMI cable
Onboard audio disabled in bios

If more information is needed please let me know.
Hope someone knows the solution for my problem.

Thanks!

Try with a DVI-HDMI cable/adapter. Is the native resolution of your display device HDTV standard (1080p/i or 720p)?
post #3 of 13
use the adapters that came with your card rather than generic adapters.
post #4 of 13
I had issues with NVIDIAs miniHDMI before myself, so yes, try a DVI-HDMI adapter instead.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nevcairiel View Post

I had issues with NVIDIAs miniHDMI before myself, so yes, try a DVI-HDMI adapter instead.

I forgot to mention that I am indeed using a miniHDMI->HDMI dongle

Nevcairiel, I thought I read somewhere that it is the best to use the (mini)HDMI output and not the DVI output?
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tulli View Post

Try with a DVI-HDMI cable/adapter. Is the native resolution of your display device HDTV standard (1080p/i or 720p)?

native resulution of my display is 1080p (projector with HDMI)
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MlNDBOMB View Post

use the adapters that came with your card rather than generic adapters.

I am using the one that came with the card
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
ok guys, you really have to help me out here. I just tried ANOTHER gtx460 card with ANOTHER miniHDMI->HDMI dongle but the high def audio device is still not recognized in the sound control panel and I get 'no audio devices are installed'. Like I said before: my Onkyo TX-NR5008 is recognized in the NVIDIA contro panel under the setting 'setup digital audio' option 'HDMI'. And also in my device manager there is 4x NVIDIA High Defenition Audio.

What there @#@%#@ is going on here........
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

ok guys, you really have to help me out here. I just tried ANOTHER gtx460 card with ANOTHER miniHDMI->HDMI dongle but the high def audio device is still not recognized in the sound control panel and I get 'no audio devices are installed'. Like I said before: my Onkyo TX-NR5008 is recognized in the NVIDIA contro panel under the setting 'setup digital audio' option 'HDMI'. And also in my device manager there is 4x NVIDIA High Defenition Audio.

What there @#@%#@ is going on here........

The mini HDMI connector is the problem (it never worked for me either). Just connect using any DVI-HDMI adapter or cable instead.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

Nevcairiel, I thought I read somewhere that it is the best to use the (mini)HDMI output and not the DVI output?

You now read the opposite here, so go try a DVI->HDMI adapter!
post #11 of 13
I've gotten the mini-HDMI to work on my geforce 560 (not a TI) with my Yamaha RX-A2010. However, this is rather flaky - if I put the PC to sleep and later awaken it, I have a 50% chance that I can never get the audio back!

I found that the DVI ports are more reliable in this regard.

With that said - you *might* want to try the beta NVIDIA 301.24 drivers - it has a new HDMI audio driver that at least fixes the silent stream bug for DirectSound-enabled players (still get a second of silence when unpausing audio in WASAPI or ASIO modes).

EDIT: Oh - the 301.24 drivers breaks MadVR a little - you have to *uncheck* the "use separate device for presentation" checkbox - which could be a big issue!
post #12 of 13
I looked at the files in the C:\\NVIDIA\\DisplayDriver\\301.24\\WinVista_Win7_64\\English \\HDAudio directory versus the ones in C:\\NVIDIA\\DisplayDriver\\296.10\\WinVista_Win7_64\\English \\HDAudio, and 3 files are different:

HDAudio.nvi
nvhda.cat
nvhda.inf

This is odd because, as far as I can tell, the rest of the files (the driver binaries) are identical - so it is possible that the 296.10 HDAudio driver didn't "take" the first time.
post #13 of 13
Was the HDMI input on the AVR setup for both video and audio?
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