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Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 AGP .. missing HD-audio in device mgr ??

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October 22, 2011 2:43:24 AM

my setup ... Dell Dimension 4600
3 Ghz, 2.5Gb RAM Win-Xp-sp3
Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 AGP

After all these years, I connected 2nd video-DVI output to
my HDTV via a DVI-HDMI cable ....

Video works fine . ( dual monitor ,,, clone or extended .. )

but ...

I get no sound via HDMI @ HDTV ...hmmm ???

The problem seems ...
in system device manager .. there are
NO : ATI HDMI Audio devices ... none

only the on-board audio junk is listed.. so ...

1) I disabled the on-board video

2) installed ATI hotfix 11.9 fo XP-home-32bit

3) I installed the ATI audio driver stuff ...
ATI HDMI Audio Driver 11.9

... no joy .. no ATI HD audio devices ...

Help appreciated ...

thnx

O T

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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 4:32:50 AM

Dvi only outputs video so even though you're converting it to a hmdi connection, it's still only video. This also explains why you have no ati audio device, the card does not have hdmi.
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October 22, 2011 4:56:59 AM

thnx a lot ... lol ...
I was afraid that was the answer ...

So , can you suggest an appropriate AGP video card which
DOES include HDMI-audio and video output
( note: no gaming here )


thnx
O T

p.s. .... fwiw:
after I canceled comcast cable ,,,
and maximized the available, over the air broadcast receptions
... I was hoping to stream some other network programming via PC ...
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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 5:26:02 AM

I just googled, didn't look long so you may want to look around for yourself, this is the cheapest I found. http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-DL-DVI-Retail-H435F512... Though I usually recommend not spending money on such an old rig as a little more can get a used more modern rig.
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October 22, 2011 5:35:37 AM

thnx

reviews are not kind to that item... are they?
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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 4:35:22 PM

Reading more reviews on it, it seems to have an issue with windows default drivers, which would be a problem since you need to install the driver after installing the card. This is another card I found, better reviews. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: The 3650 you have does have dual link dvi, which is supposed to also output audio but I can't find anything specific for the card. I did read only one of the dvi connections outputs audio on the 3000 series, have you tried both?
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October 22, 2011 6:12:04 PM

k1114 said:
Reading more reviews on it, it seems to have an issue with windows default drivers, which would be a problem since you need to install the driver after installing the card. This is another card I found, better reviews. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: The 3650 you have does have dual link dvi, which is supposed to also output audio but I can't find anything specific for the card. I did read only one of the dvi connections outputs audio on the 3000 series, have you tried both?

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thnx for your continued advice ....

a) re: Sapphire HD 3650 AGP :
Yes, I connected cable to both DVI outputs...
But, either way, WinXp cannot seem
to install any ATI HD audio drivers/device ( only onboard-audio junk )

I read in a couple of forum posts, that
the AGP bus cannot connect audio.

And after reviewing the Sapphiretech.com specifications ,
I cannot find any reference to audio...

I think audio from Sapphire AGP HD 3650 is a "non-starter" or "dead-horse".

b) I also discovered & liked the gigabyte AGP adapter, but
I can't justify it's $80 cost, just to get
HDMI sound streamed from my old-PC to a HDTV ...


note : I am now researchiing something like the $80 RoKu box and
even reviewing the capabilities of my Sony BDP-S570
that I had used to play my (now canceled) Netflix streams.

thnx,

O T

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October 22, 2011 6:18:10 PM

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a c 273 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 6:19:59 PM

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