The correct one to use depends on your case. I’m currently setting up a older system in a new case i’ll be upgrading it in stages, and the old parts then go back into the old case ;p , and i’m having a bit of confusion over which cable to use, and what the difference is. Surprisingly, however, the 4DA is advertised as containing a DDR connector, something which the Intel does not officially support. While the connectors may look identical, the pinouts are different and not really interchangeable. Home Extreme Motherboard Watch:

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Pricing on the board was not disclosed, but Asus said the boards are currently shipping. The Trinity i is currently available in sample quantities.

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This answers my question though, and gives me an idea what works. Home Extreme Motherboard Watch: A hardware monitoring ASIC has been included for temperature monitoring.

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Post as a guest Name. On some motherboards it may be possible to disable the plug-in detection so they can work better though still not perfectly with an AC97 front panel. Tyan expects volume fhipset to begin early in the fourth quarter ofthe company said. What’s the difference between these cables, and when do i know what to use?


If ulhra plug an AC97 front panel into a HDA motherboard then plugin detection will not work correctly, it may detect devices as not present when they are present and vice-versa and the exact results may depend on what audio is playing.

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On HDA audio to the front and rear outputs comes from seperate outputs on the audio codec. On the other hand HD audio cables have a wire contfoller terminal connecttor lurking there, waiting silently in that cold dark hole poised and ready for the time when a naive unsuspecting pin 4 who isn’t even old enough to leave his motherboard slips into the High Definition Audio clutches of that extra wire.

While the connectors may controllfr identical, the pinouts are different and not really interchangeable. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. AC97 cables usually have an empty socket in pin location 4.

The header on the system itself is marked ‘Audio’. With the release of the Intel chipset, the first motherboards based upon the product have hit the market. Sign up using Facebook.

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The correct one to use depends on your case. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. So if you plug a HDA front panel into an AC97 motherboard you will get no output on the rear audio output. The matching connector on your case should be labelled accordingly, I know mine is labelled HD Audio. Your particular front panel looks to me like it is primerally designed for HD audio motherboards but with a hack to give limited support for AC97 boards. HD Audio is generally more capable.


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There are loops of wire on the AC97 connectors which will make the rear output work but it won’t be switched by the front panel connectors chipsef it would be with a proper AC97 front panel. This apparently seems to be for systems with non standard HD audio implimentations. The header on mine is just labelled audio.

Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. HD Audio is intended to replace AC’ This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. I’m not sure of the exact acc I assume that HD audio will gives better audio quality but I’ll always go for HD audio if the mainboard has it, if the mainboard only has AC97 then I’ll use AC97 connector.