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How HDMI and Radeon 5830 will work?

By Steelhedgehog
Aug 27, 2010
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  1. I've recently bought a HIS iCooler V Radeon 5830 from new for $170 on sale and I was wondering about it's HDMI port. I'm going to buy a LG TV/Monitor next to use with my new card (also from newegg), but I've never used HDMI before.

    So how does it work? I've noticed there are different types of cables (type a, b, c and d) and I can't find any website detailing which the Radeon 5830 uses, so I was wondering if someone knew and could tell me. Do all recent LCD monitors w/ speakers use the same kind? Will I have to buy a special cable if they don't?

    I see that it can transfer audio along the cable too, how will I enable that feature? Will I even need to or is it automatic?

    My system specs are:
    Athlon II x4 @3ghz, 1.23v
    Biostar A785g3
    4 gb G. Skill Ripjaw Series @7-7-7-24
    WD 640gb HDD
    Windows 7 32-bit
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,880

    To keep this on topic, the new Radeon drivers should have the Hi-Def Audio included, so will be patched over to the TV also.
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  4. red1776

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  5. captaincranky

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  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    I've no delusions...I'm just waiting for the mail to come in skyscraper mode.:rolleyes:
     
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  8. red1776

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    Mo definitely :haha:
     
  9. Steelhedgehog

    Steelhedgehog TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 17

  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,880

  12. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    Hi Steelhedgehog. I recently switched to using HDMI for my 5850 for the purpose of feeding audio to my monitor (so my gf could play Farmville/Bejewelled/Video calls with sound without having to wear my wireless headphones and look like a cyberman from Doctor Who to her family).

    As soon as I plugged in the HDMI cable and unplugged the headphones from the port on the back of the PC the sound was coming through. Don't think there was any configuration needed in the ATi Catalyst Control center from what I remember. And any cheap HDMI cable will do, have a look at the article linked in this TechSpot news post (Inside the HDMI cable scam @ MSNBC) and the comments from our members and guests....
     
  13. Steelhedgehog

    Steelhedgehog TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thank you guys for answering my dumb questions! It really helped! Maybe some day I won't be a noob. Till then!
     
  14. Guaps

    Guaps TS Rookie

    I have this exact set up, and it works flawlessly. I bought a 35 foot flat HDMI cable and ran it from my computer, under the carpet, and into my receiver. I got my cable at monoprice.com and it works great. Most of their HDMI cables are around $1/foot.
     
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Remember Steel, there is no such thing as a dumb ques....okay there is....but that wasn't one of them :) good luck with the setup.
     

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