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Spdif connection on hpA6710t

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March 2, 2010 6:09:14 PM

I have an Asus 9500gt with hdmi, vga and dvi outputs. I have video out to tv, but no audio because my spdif out from the mobo is a three pin and the spdif in on the video card is 2 pins. I have looked on hp, asus and foxconn support but can't figure this out. Any help is appreciated.

Motherboard specifications table
Part / Feature Specification / Support
Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: Foxconn MCP73M01H1
HP/Compaq name: Napa-GL8E

CPU/Processor Socket: 775
Supports the following processors:
Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale core) E8xxx (65W)
Core 2 Duo E6xxx (Conroe core) up to E6850 (65W)
Pentium E2xxx series (Conroe core) with Dual Core technology up to E2160 (65W)
Core 2 Duo E4xxx (Conroe core) (65W)
Celeron 4xx series (Conroe core) up to Celeron 450 (35W)

Front-side bus (FSB) 800/1066/1333 MHz

Chipset GeForce 7100/nForce 630i

BIOS features Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10
System BIOS core brand: Award

Form factor micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 8.5 in

Memory single channel memory architecture
Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Supported DIMM types:
PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs (using two 2 GB DIMMs)

NOTE: *Actual available memory may be less

Expansion slots One PCI
One PCI Express x16 graphics (for graphics cards)
Two PCI Express x1 (for cards such as network, sound, tv-tuner)

Video graphics Integrated graphics using GeForce 7100
One VGA port on backplate
One DVI port on backplate
Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards

NOTE: Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.

Parallel ATA One 40-pin UltraDMA 100/66/33 connector
Supports PIO, multi-word DMA modes
Supports two PATA disk drives on one PATA ribbon cable (two drives total)

Serial ATA Four SATA connectors:
SATA1 = Black
SATA2 = White
SATA3 = Blue
SATA4 = Yellow
Supports 1 SATA-150 or SATA-300 disk drive on each SATA connector
Speed up to 1.5Gb/sec or 3.0Gb/sec, complying with SATA 1.0 and SATA 2.0 specifications

NOTE: The faster rate of 3.0Gb/sec requires that both the hard drive and the motherboard support it. If one or the other does not support 3.0 Gb/sec, the PC negotiates down to the slower 1.5 Gb/sec.

Onboard audio Audio CODEC: ALC888S
8 channel high-definition audio
Onboard LAN PCI Realtek RTL8201CL 10/100 LAN PHY

Onboard USB USB 2.0
Ten ports total
Four connectors on back panel
Three headers support six additional USB ports/devices

NOTE: Some USB ports may not be available externally for customer use. For more information, see model specifications.

Onboard 1394 Type: IEEE 1394a 400Mb/s
Agere LFW3227 controller chip
Two ports total
One port on back panel
One header on motherboard supporting one additional port/device

Back panel I/0 One PS/2 mouse port (green)
One PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
One coaxial SPDIF out
One coaxial SPDIF in
One DVI port
Four USB 2.0
One 6-pin IEEE 1394a
One RJ-45 networking port
Six audio ports support 8-channel audio:
Line-in (light blue)
Microphone-in (pink)
Line-out (lime)
Center/Subwoofer-out (yellow-orange)
Side speaker-out (gray)
Rear speaker-out (black)

Internal connectors One 24-pin ATX power connector
One 4-pin ATX power connector
One PATA connectors
Four SATA connectors
Two 12v fan connectors for CPU fan and PC fan
One 9-pin header for power button, reset button, power LED, and HDD LED
One SPDIF digital audio output header
One Line input connector (interrupts line input on back panel, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
One 9-pin audio header for headphone-out and microphone-in (yellow, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
Four USB headers supporting 6 additional USB 2.0 ports or devices
One 1394a header
One jumper for resetting BIOS settings
One jumper to disable BIOS password checking

Link below is PC specs for motherboard...

This one is video card link...

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March 10, 2010 7:39:25 PM

explain spdif again, your card has 1 HDMI, 1 DVI, and 1 VGA, but doesn't come with sond decoder, you'll have to plug the computer sound wire to the TV too. You know the one for speakers and is green.