In reading biostar's website - www.biostar-usa.com that unit only has output via S/PDIF.....Originally Posted by Darren
My XMPCR (with optical S/PDIF out) just arrived and I'm having problems connecting it to my PC via the optical cable.
My PC is...
- Biostar 200N SFF - nForce2 chipset with MCP-T
The PC has an S/PDIF in (supposedly) port on the front panel and an S/PDIF out port on the back.
When I connect the XMPCR to the front S/PDIF input on the PC I don't get any sound at all. The analog cable, plugged into the standard 'line in' jack on the back of the PC, works fine though.
Does anyone know if the nForce2 APU actually supports optical/SPDIF IN. I've searched through some nForce-spedific forums and can't seem to find the answer.
Hoping I dont' have to by an Audigy 2NX just to do what I want...
I know, it's confusing. The Biostar MANUAL I have says the front is an INput. Even Biostar doesn't know
I think the more fundamental question is whether the chipset supports it... that should be my answer.
The nforce2 chipset probably support SPDIF input, but the motherboard manuafactures don't always implement it. If you want to check, pop open the case, and follow the wires to see if that optical input on the front of your case is actually plugged into anything. If it is, then congrats, your board has digital inputs. If not, it could just not be plugged in, or the board doesn't have it.
If it is plugged in, make sure you have enabled the digital outputs, they arn't always enabled by default.
Sorta sketchy whether it does support it, but Shuttle makes an NForce2 board that has a header for an attachment bracket that has S/PDIF in/out and Optical in/out (bracket is the CA10). From what I recall, this bracket can be connected to a number of their SFF PCs and a few motherboards, but they run the gamut from NForce2 + MCPT to the SiS651 chipsets so it's possible it may be an external controller they're adding to the boards.