Quick DVI question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Deville, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Deville, Dec 26, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2011

    Deville macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    This is probably a dumb question but I've never really played around with DVI ports before so please forgive me.

    I have a Geforce Ti4600 video card in a Quicksilver and I want to out put the display to HDMI on a TV.

    I realize the picture will not be great but that's irrelevant now. My question is, what kind of DVI to HDMI adapter do I need?

    I seen some that say 24 + 1 pin and others that say 24+5 pin. I think I need the 24+5 one but I'm not sure?

    My cards DVI has 24 + 5 pins but do I need to get that or will a 24+1 work? It's just that the 24+5 ones I'm finding are not quite what I'm looking for and they seem harder to find but there are tons of 24+1 adapters.

  2. adcx64, Dec 26, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2011

    adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    The +1 or +5 pins on the end are simply for audio, 1 pin is a cable that does not carry audio, 5 pin cables will carry audio. You can use either cable depending on what the source is.

    Edit: why the downvotes?
  3. Deville thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    OK that makes sense, but will this video card put out audio? It would be nice to have the audio through hdmi so I don't have to run a separate cord for audio, but will it even work?

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