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08-22-2010 08:05 PM - edited 08-22-2010 08:15 PM
I recently brought a HP Pavilion Elite HPE-380uk desktop, which comes with a GeForce GTX 260 1.8GB Special Edition PCI-E graphics card.
I want to output via HDMI to my HDTV, however the GTX 260 does not feature an on-board audio chip in the way most of the recent ATI cards do, so HDMI audio has to be passed through a SPDIF connection. I have done some research and this appears to be a small cable that goes straight from the card to a SPDIF input on the motherboard.
Can anybody advise where this input is on the motherboard [MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E)]? Does my GTX 260 even come with this cable? I haven't opened the case up yet but will try and take a look inside tomorrow.
08-22-2010 08:53 PM
This is the motherboard for the HPE-380UK. The black and white layout diagram doesn't show a SPDIF connector unless it's unlabeled by the SPDIF output connector (top left corner).
I know the SPDIF cable that you are referring to as I have it on my NVIDIA GT 240 and it's plugged into IPIBL-LB (Benicia) motherboard SPDIF connector on my m9200t system. My e9280t system also has the SPDIF connector on the motherboard.