Switching between on board and graphics card audio


May 24, 2006
Hey folks,

Got an issue here that is more annoying than anything. Googled it but cant find an answer anywhere, anyway here goes.

So im running a 5970 and have 2 displays, the thing that bugs me is everytime i want to play a game or have sound on my primary monitor i have to switch to on board sound thru profiles ( i play with head sets so have to go through the audio jack on the PC case) and then when i want to watch films on my big 1080p TV i have to switch to ATi HDMI sound again through windows sound devices to get sound.

Is there a way i can get it so that it does this automatically? Iv tried disabling on board and just have it running through the HDMI audio but i get no sound on my primary monitor. Very annoying to have to keep switching between the 2. Anyway thanks for any help.



Feb 25, 2010
That depends on the program you're using to play the films. I know that WMP can default each time to a particular audio device, (i.e. HDMI rather than onboard audio). Actually I think Win 7 can do this too... not sure though. What version of windows are you using???