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  1. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I have a good Schiit Modi 3 + DAC I just bought
  2. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I know However if the PC outputs audio at 16 bit 44.1kHz or audio at 24 bit 48kHz the 24 bit 48kHz audio will sound better. So what digital the PC puts out does matter.
  3. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    The quality of the analog will be determined by what the PC puts out. However can video cards limit the bitrate of the audio to a certain maximum?
  4. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    But if the motherboard video card can only output 24 bit 48 kHz audio maximum then I really gain nothing. Plus the receiver would be larger and with HDMI newer and maybe not as likely to last as long as my lafayette LA-375 amp has. Also I don't have much room for anything much wider than what I...
  5. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I can't even bring in a thumb drive to work.
  6. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I could but I can't bring in a thumb drive to work.
  7. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    So I tried it at home in place of my capture card as I did not have a spare HDMI cable and I could select 24 bit 192kHz in the Windows audio settings for the device. Shows up as the Sharp TV which is my main monitor. So could it just be that the motherboard video card can only output a maximum...
  8. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    What was mentioned about the higher bitrates in that article is why I want a higher bitrate if reasonably possible. I don't want the audio extractor to be the weak link in the chain. However I'll test the extractor at home today and see if I can get at least 24 bit 96KHz. If so then it may be...
  9. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I can get it to where either the audio device shows or the monitor works but not both at the same time. If I plug up the HDMI to the monitor the audio device disconnects but the monitor works. Also the maximum bitrate Windows shows for the device is 24 bit 48kHz and not the 24 bit 192kHz the...
  10. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Ok I have a problem. I connected the stellar labs hdmi audio extractor up just like the Amazon Basics one and windows 10 would not detect a second display or an audio device no matter what I did. Any idea what the problem could be?
  11. ikonix360

    Older game question

    You need a video card with three outputs.
  12. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I got this extractor as it can do up to 24 bit 192KHz https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/33-11685/hdmi-audio-extractor-with-toslink/dp/26Y8660 Will try it tomorrow when I'm back at work. Not sure if I'll notice a difference though.
  13. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I've got a question. Are there any HDMI audio extractors that can do more than 24 bit 48 kHz? I'm looking for at least 24 bit 96 kHz if not higher.
  14. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    Got the other blower installed on the identical PC which is used for streaming using the fan speed controller set to its lowest setting. So far so good. When streaming the CPU temperature is around 115F. At idle it is 95F. I placed the speed controller in front of the 5" fan I have blowing...
  15. ikonix360

    Graphics card overclock

    I have a MSI GT 710 2GD3 LP graphics card in my main pc and I currently have the Core clock at +400 and memory clock at +240 in MSI Afterburner. How much higher can I go on both the memory and core clock without stability issues? Unfortunately adjusting the core voltage is not possible. I do...
  16. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    Would love to but that simply isn't in the budget I have at the moment.
  17. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    The fan speed controller came in today. I tried it with a single 10 ohm resistor in series with the fan (limits the max current the fan can draw so as not to overload the controller) and while it works great I'm not 100% satisfied. Are there any fan speed controllers that can connect to the PC...
  18. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Yup so far it is good.
  19. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Tried the Schiit at work today. At first it sounded like I had turned the treble control down, but then I realized I had been used to the FiiO with its slightly boosted upper treble. As the day went on the Schiit sounded better and better. Here's the setup. Maybe three weeks ago I took and...
  20. ikonix360

    Video issue

    I recently got an HDMI audio extractor and it is fed from my HP PC using a displayport to hdmi adapter then the hdmi out of the extractor feeds my monitor using an HDMI to DVI cable. Anyways whenever I play Amazon Music or Apple Music (only two services I can access at work) in any browser the...
  21. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    The board is from 2010 so probably not much luck in my case. Can't even detect the fan controller with speed fan, but at one point I thought I remembered it detecting it. EDIT: The other identical PC I originally installed a transistor and variable resistor so that the stock 3 60MM case fans...
  22. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    Agreed if I didn't want to monitor the RPMs of the fan, but a lot of the three pin to four pin adapters do have a tach wire that plugs into the motherboard fan connector for RPM monitoring. The CPU fan connector is the 4 pin PWM so it can support a PWM fan. The other motherboard fan connector...
  23. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    That would work if I used a power supply connector, but the fan plugs right into the CPU fan connector on the motherboard. Also I was wrong about it being quieter. The window unit AC was on and it masked some of the noise. Still the noise isn't objectionable and if I wanted to make it a little...
  24. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    So the blower came in today. Did not realize it draws 1.2A at 12 volts. I wound up using three 10 ohm 10 watt resistors in series to drop the speed down some as it was entirely too loud. I then tried it on 5 volts and I got the same speed. The only reason I don't run it on a 5 volt line of...
  25. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Personally I use a sinewave to see how good an audio device is as the sinewave on the output should still be a proper sinewave and if it is not then the device is doing something undesirable to the signal (except anything guitar related where distortion ETC... is desired) and means the device...
  26. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    From what I understand in looking up their stuff a few months ago helping someone on Facebook select components for a stereo they make high quality stuff that can be quite expensive so this DAC should be very good. The Fiio was fine, but someone mentioned it had a slight increase in output in...
  27. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    So far I've found these...
  28. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    At one point I may have wanted something like that, but I actually use the HDMI out of the extractor to connect to a second monitor using a HDMI to DVI cable. Amazon has a plethora of HDMI audio extractors, but few list the bit rate they support in 2 channel mode. Still looking on there. As...
  29. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Ok looks like I need a better DAC capable of more than 24/48KHz. There any HDMI audio extractors capable of more than 24/48KHz for a reasonable cost that have an analog and digital audio output? By reasonable I mean under $100
  30. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    The tach wire is what is used for all three wire and four wire computer fans to send their speed to the motherboard. Some would call it a fan speed sensor, but tach is the correct term as it is used to measure the RPMs of the fan. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachometer Blowers aren't real...
  31. ikonix360

    CPU fan question

    I know some computers used a blower for the CPU fan. I want to use one for my PC CPU heatsink which can only accept a 40MM fan and cannot use a larger heatsink over 2" X 2" due to the small form factor and compactness of the motherboard. I've seen some blowers, but pretty much all that look...
  32. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    So I did a measurement. Here's a sinewave at 16KHz from the built in DAC of the extractor. Here's the same signal from the FiiO. I do see the slight increase in output that was mentioned at the higher frequencies. The computer is set to put out 24 bit 48KHz to the extractor.
  33. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I discovered an interesting issue. With a second monitor connected to the VGA port if I start playing music in Apple music online the display connected to the audio extractor goes blank until I unplug the HDMI cable from the extractor output and plug it back in. Once I do that it's fine. Not...
  34. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I brought the FiiO DAC to work today. I don't know if the FiiO sounds a little more full because it's got a slightly higher output or if it is because it's actually more full sounding. However I could open both up and see what DAC chip they use and what OP-AMP is being used then look both the...
  35. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    The maximum bit rate is 24 bit 48KHz. The PC sound card is 24 bit 192KHz. I suppose other things may make the sound card not as good even though it has a higher bitrate. I may go ahead and get the HDMI to DVI cable as windows is treating it as another display. Didn't do that on my home PC I...
  36. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I got the extractor today. Tried it on the HDMI on my home PC with the monitor disconnected and I compared its analog out with the FiiO analog out. Only real difference I can hear is the analog output from the extractor is slightly lower which can be compensated for by a slight increase in the...
  37. ikonix360

    Windows 10 audio issue

    Doubt its a defect as I noticed the issue on my main PC right after a Windows 10 update installed. Maybe so but the one with a better video card I installed can run fortnite quite well. Plus it does everything else I need. Is it like a modern gaming PC? No but its good enough for the games I...
  38. ikonix360

    Windows 10 audio issue

    The computer was made in 2010 so if there were a defect it would have been found way back then. Plus it only happened right after a Windows update.
  39. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I ordered the audio extractor linked earlier in this topic and a displayport to HDMI cable. Will try them Monday. Here's one of the two speakers Here's the powered sub
  40. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Lol even if wireless was allowed at work I doubt I'd spend $900 on it unless there's definitive proof that it is worth the price as in I'd have to listen to it compared to other lower cost things and see if I hear $600-$800 worth of improvement.
  41. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    There's no cable or box that can go straight from displayport to SPDIF is there? So I can eliminate the HDMI to DVI cable then. That will save some money. I may try the converter I selected then see how it's DAC sounds and if it isn't good then I'll bring the FiiO from home and try it. I may...
  42. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Agreed about a cheap DAC. I suppose it might be better to get an extractor with toslink or coax output and then get a DAC. I do have this DAC that I bought a few years ago to use with a Yamaha Bluetooth adapter that only had coax output and it worked good. Even used it with the SPDIF out on a...
  43. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    I work in avionics so I can turn up my music decently loud and I'm right next to a test set with noisy blowers in it so the music has to be a little louder to hear it. Plus even at low volume levels I can tell a quality difference in audio. I'd use my cellphone but they aren't allowed in the...
  44. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Unfortunately I can't plug in a DAC to the USB port. IT takes computer security very seriously so we are limited to what can be plugged into the USB. However the adapter can be plugged into the USB as it is only using the USB for power unless somehow the computer has a way of detecting power...
  45. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Yes that would work. I'd need a displayport to HDMI cable. Also will that require a monitor be connected to the output for the computer to register something is connected? If so I can use a HDMI to DVI cable as my monitor has a DVI input. I will be using an older amplifier and older speakers...
  46. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    If need be I can get a displayport to HDMI adapter and an HDMI audio extractor. Anything has to be better than the motherboard sound card.
  47. ikonix360

    Audio from displayport

    Is there a DAC that can connect to a displayport on a PC and extract the audio for a reasonable cost without a monitor connected? Output preferred to be 1/8" jack or RCA but can also have just a SPDIF output with an external DAC. Basically I'm wanting to get better quality audio at work and I...
  48. ikonix360

    Windows 10 audio issue

    So I just checked and the other identical PC is doing it as well.
  49. ikonix360

    Older game question

    Tell me more about DGVoodoo Wonder if someone has made something that can move the full featured taskbar to another monitor like what people made to make the task bar in Windows 8 look more like older Windows versions? EDIT: Nevermind. I figured it out. Works great. Thanks.
  50. ikonix360

    Older game question

    Is there a way to make the middle the main monitor while keeping the full featured task bar on the right monitor and not displayed at all on the middle monitor?
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