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Ok, before we get started allow me to tell you want I am running and how it is set up.

Mac Pro 8core 2.4g
8gigs RAM
1gig Nvidia Geforce GT 120
Samsung 40" LCD TV #LN40B530P7N
HDMI to DVI cable

I can not get sound through my TV at all. However everything works perfectly on the Mac side and I also had sound when running Win Vista 32 before I upgraded.

I have been searching the forums all over to find any solution to the no audio when running Win 7 64 (Boot Camp obviously). However, I have yet to see any one post this little tidbit I have found.

When I disable my Nvidia drivers, I get my sound through the TV. This makes perfect since to me because NOTHING I do as far as updating my RealTek drivers or re-installing older versions of drivers gets me my sound back.

I do not claim to be computer genius in any way (leaving that to you all) so I was wondering if that means anything at all. I know a little bit and it just tells me that there is possibly a IRQ issue.. but that is my old school thinking from when I could fix stuff way back on Win 3.11. ROFL

As I stated before I have already tried everything under the sun when dealing with the sound drivers. I however do not know what to do from this point on because messing with Nvidia drivers isn't producing anything either.

Please help me out geniuses, I want to hear the zombies in Left for Dead 2 get smashed through my TV. I do apologize is this information is useless or you find it to be a repeat. I swear I have been through and through the forums and didn't see anything about graphics drivers conflicting with the sound though.

Good luck and happy Thanksgiving everyone
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Since Apple has yet to update Boot Camp for Windows 7 compatibility, there may be some drivers for the motherboard's components in particular that need updating.

Until Apple releases an update, a good solution for you may be to use the latest version of Crossover Games. It specifically supports the STEAM version of Left 4 Dead 2. Crossover lets you use Windows apps and games in OS X without installing Windows. Support varies greatly from one title to the next, though.
Compatibility - View App - Left 4 Dead 2 - CodeWeavers
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