Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 - HDMI Support - Audio?

The card owned is Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GT 220. Card has HDMI port among other things.
Is it possible to use this card also as a sound card and achieve 7.1 sound via HDMI cable connected to such a system? Or do I need to have a sound card connected to the Geforce?

operating system is windows xp sp3
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MereteConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No sorry, I also have this card running windows 7 it's an nvidia Geforce GT 250
 or it looks pretty similar to mine and there is no supprt for the audio
A video card and a sound card are two entirely different hardware.
To achieve  7.1 sound has nothing to do with HDMI high definition video and the gforce other than the high definition video in a Bluray DVD  may contain Dolby Digital or DTS audio  which when played in a supported Highdef media player such as Power DVD and Windows Media Center etc to name two
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/1064
to achieve DTS playback you need a Hdef audio card such as realtek chip usually on the mobo, or creative sound blaster
http://vr-zone.com/articles/creative-releases-sound-blaster-x-fi-titanium-hd-and-x-fi-hd/8311.html
Then you connect supporting surround sound speakers
like these 5.1 6.1 and 7.1 included here
http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Articles/Audio/surround_sound.shtml
You will also need a supporting DVD bluray
Does that assist you?

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Anti-MhzAuthor Commented:
for a specific card "SIGMATEL High Definition Audio Codec" how would I find out maximum perfomance in  terms of 4.1 sound, 5.1 sound, 6.1 sound?
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MereteCommented:
Hello Anti-Mhz:
sorry to keep you waiting I am a busy person
To find out Maximum performance?
Not sure how to answer that, but here goes,
I have RealTek HD surround sound card  and in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items> " Realtek High Definition Audio Manager."
You can manage /test / experiment  for maximum performance with your speakers using the sound card Audio Manager in your control panel Sigmatel

to test performance I use Hz testers, but be careful ok.
sorry EE wont allow me to send them unless I zip them , I have 7 zip here
 I'll tried zipping  Quad Maxiumus_04_Night Bass (Peaks @ 30, 40, & 50 Hz--Breakdown from 25-40 Hz ,compatible with your xp but i think exceeds the limits at 4.5 megs and wouldnt upload, it's still available on torrents
So I googled the others
here's one similar but with music
Night Bass [Peaks At 30, 40, & 50 Hz-breakdown From 25-40 Hz]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onuaE1LDUas

Ultimate Subwoofer Test - Sound Check
http://mp3bear.com/?q=techno+bass+thx+ultimate+subwoofer+test
http://www.wooferbasstest.com/
the other you need is
THX - Sound Check Sine Wave  - 20 kHz to 20 Hz
Sound Sub Woofer Bass Test : Sine sweep 20 kHz ~ 20 Hz – Left and Right
more here I haven't tried all of these
http://www.wooferbasstest.com/sine-sweep-20-khz-20-hz-left-and-right/sound-effects.html

I find for maximum sound and performance don't have too much glass in the listening room, such as large windows or sliding glass doors, good curtains work well to bounce the sound.
Distance and height from where you sit in refs to the TV or the screen is also important to achieve that feeling of sound creeping up behind you.
Take a look here
http://www.fileheap.com/dbquery/1/dolby+surround+test
http://en.kioskea.net/contents/audio/son-multicanal-5-1-7-1.php3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_sound#10.2_Channel_Surround
That should cover it
here's a snapshot of my Realtek Manager
audio-manager.jpg
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