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So I have a sapphire radeon hd4650 that I was using with a crappy pcchips mother board for two years. I had some hdmi audio woes, but nothing I couldn't work through. A few months ago the motherboard got nuked in a lightning storm so bad it wouldn't even start. Anyway I just bought a cheap foxconn motherboard and put it all together video works perfect. No sound.


I downloaded the suspected hdmi drivers from amd. I downloaded the drivers from Realtek for hdmi. In bios I changed onboard audio from auto, enabled, disabled. I have restarted several times enabled and disabled the devices in control panel, still nothing. Am I losing my mind?


this is my video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102838


my new motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186188


my old mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=3732758


I am sending hdmi signal to a pioneer vsx 520k and to a lg 47ld500.

I will try to call tech support of some type over the next few days.
 

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Originally Posted by stevedyndiuk /forum/post/20895585


So I have a sapphire radeon hd4650 that I was using with a crappy pcchips mother board for two years. I had some hdmi audio woes, but nothing I couldn't work through. A few months ago the motherboard got nuked in a lightning storm so bad it wouldn't even start. Anyway I just bought a cheap foxconn motherboard and put it all together video works perfect. No sound.


I downloaded the suspected hdmi drivers from amd. I downloaded the drivers from Realtek for hdmi. In bios I changed onboard audio from auto, enabled, disabled. I have restarted several times enabled and disabled the devices in control panel, still nothing. Am I losing my mind?


this is my video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102838


my new motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186188


my old mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=3732758


I am sending hdmi signal to a pioneer vsx 520k and to a lg 47ld500.

I will try to call tech support of some type over the next few days.

I have the same graphics card (although mine does have a smaller cooler...


Did you make sure your defualt sound device in both the realtek, windows standard device and ATI Catalyst to HDMI????
 

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Originally Posted by stevedyndiuk /forum/post/20895585


So I have a sapphire radeon hd4650 that I was using with a crappy pcchips mother board for two years. I had some hdmi audio woes, but nothing I couldn't work through. A few months ago the motherboard got nuked in a lightning storm so bad it wouldn't even start. Anyway I just bought a cheap foxconn motherboard and put it all together video works perfect. No sound.


I downloaded the suspected hdmi drivers from amd. I downloaded the drivers from Realtek for hdmi. In bios I changed onboard audio from auto, enabled, disabled. I have restarted several times enabled and disabled the devices in control panel, still nothing. Am I losing my mind?


this is my video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102838


my new motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186188


my old mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=3732758


I am sending hdmi signal to a pioneer vsx 520k and to a lg 47ld500.

I will try to call tech support of some type over the next few days.

Since you're losing your mind, some of these obvious possibilities may have eluded you:


Is the pioneer receiver set to the correct input?


Have you assigned the input label to HDMI in the pioneer settings menu? e.g. If you're using the DVD selector, has it been set to use HDMI?


Have you replaced the HDMI cable and eliminated the possibility fo a faulty cable?


Have you unplugged the HDMI cable from the PC and plugged that end into another component and managed to get audio using the same receiver input?


Can you get any sound out from any other output on the PC?


When playing HDMI audio, do you have any way of checking that the PC is sending audio out, e.g. frequency spectrum analyser software, or a music player that has one?


Have you looked at Graph Editor to see whether you're able to connect to your video card's sound chip?
 

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Ok thanks for all the suggestions, fresh perspective is exactly what I need, I will try these things out tomorrow. I have been through this all before with this card but it was much easier to resolve before.
 

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Other possibilities could be that the lightning strike nuked the card's audio too, but it seems unlikely.

Are you able to see HDMI output of the card in your windows audio playback devices?

Any luck with the test tones if you can select the card?

Do you see AC3, DTS as supported formats?
 

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yes the card is showing up, I have the ability to select dts, dd, wmapro. I also tried all the test tones, with nothing. I am running vista and just realized I should probably first do a fresh re-install. I was just amazed that it still worked after swapping motherboards and sitting for two months. I am off to work, I will try the trouble shooting suggestions later if sound still does not work over hdmi after vista re-install and driver installation. By the way microsoft could have just went straight from xp to win7 I HATE vista(not that it is to blame), if I had the money I would upgrade this system to 7.
 

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Do the fresh install and skip the RealTek audio drivers - just use the ATI ones. I would also go into the BIOS and turn off the onboard audio - no sense in having it there taking up resources and potentially confusing things.


I always also disable the floppy drive, parallel ports, and serial ports in BIOS. I am not using them, so why waste the resources and create potential conflict points.

 

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Have you tried skipping the receiver and going straight to the TV?

son of a "bleep" my no.2 hdmi in on my reciever is not passing audio. Turns out my htpc was performing flawlessly all along. Sad thing is, pioneer supposedly replaced my hdmi card in my receiver due to it not passing sound before. I really don't want to send out my avr for another 3 weeks. Thank you guys so much for pointing out the obvious to me!!
 

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I had the same problem when I had to rebuild my box due to a motherboard failure. It came down to getting the correct drivers installed. Right now I have the ATI HDMI at 8.861 and the ATI Hd audio drivers at 6.01.6358.


That cleared me up. Hope that works for you as well. To be honest I think the issue came from the Realtek drivers but I cleaned out all the drivers and started over with those.
 

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I am so tired of being live in IT guy, I feel like I should go get training just to make life easier. I used to like working on computers.
 
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