Computer motherboards often provide a connector to bring microphone and headphone signals to the computer’s front panel. An AC’97 dongle returns audio on pins 6 and 10 rather than a digital plug sensing signals. The result is really impressive, it look like if the CD was originally recorded using 7. RighteousRami Senior Member Posts: It has the same problems as R and Dolby Digital Live 5. Click on SoundMAX driver item from the list. Preview Download View 0.

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On AC97 audio to the rear audio output was looped by the front audio output and plugging in a device to the front panel audio output would electrically disconnect the rear audio output from the audio source. Even the mic input. The correct one to use depends on your case. Preview Download View KB. Not the best RighteousRami Senior Member Posts: Even though the actual audio hardware is HD Audio, it will allow using the AC’97 front panel that way.

Errata on traffic priority and immediate response read Document change notification covers Traffic Priority and Immediate Response The different signal assignments can cause trouble when AC’97 front-panel dongles are used with HDA motherboards and vice versa.


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AC97 cables usually have an empty socket in pin location 4. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Preview Download View 4.

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So if you plug a HDA front panel into an AC97 motherboard you will get no output on the rear audio output. Otherwise he would have mentioned the wide range of X-Fi based cards.

If the headphones are not plugged in, the jack directs the audio to the return pins that are connected to the speakers. Build does not need modding for full support. Incase your case only audi HD connector but your board only has AC No sound would play from the rear or the center speakers.

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Get tech support here. Sign up using Facebook. Very good driver without a single problem so far. In the dialog box, select Remove all and then press Next. This R version only allows me to select xx bit, Hz on the recording devices and will not allow 16 bit, Hz, so that I don’t have re-sample audio files before making audio CDs with them.

The header on mine is just labelled audio. Sign up using Email and Password. The Gigabyte board in my woman’s, is the same chip but intel based. The result is high-quality PC-based audio that delivers a seamless convergence of digital entertainment between the PC and consumer electronic devices.


It is up to software whether to disable the rear panel audio output when a connector is plugged into the front panel output. Interesting but my card isn’t based on the chip that guy is talking about. Like AC’97, HD Audio is a specification that defines the architecture, link frame format, and programming interfaces used by the controller on the PCI bus and by the codec on the other side of the link.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition I will be adding emphasis. Info about the driver: Front panel audio design in conjunction with motherboard audio header design is dependant upon the type of audio CODEC being used on the motherboard. Newer audio and video encoding and decoding algorithms also enable a higher-quality listening experience.

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