Just to note, there’s a third kind of connector i came across, labelled azalia – which is a bundle of loose connectors. Memory Test Error 1. Remove eight screws then open the Carefully connected the keyboard cable to the Mother board, then put the keyboard into the housing well 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. What’s the difference between these cables, and when do i know what to use? Page of 75 Go.

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I will be adding emphasis. This answers my question though, and gives me an idea what works.

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mitax They both appear to have the same kind of connector right down to the ‘key’ – the space where there’s no pin and its filled upapparently the same colour codes at close inspection and so on. AC97 cables usually have an empty socket in pin location 4.

In particular the handling of plugging in of front panel devices is different. Connect the Battery wire to Charge Board.

Carefully connected the Charge Artboard Artboard Artboard Artboard. I’m not sure of the exact different 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. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. The header on the system itself is marked ‘Audio’.


On some motherboards it may be possible to disable the plug-in detection so they can work better though still not ,itac with an AC97 front panel. Remove eight screws then open the The correct one to use depends on your case. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand ac7 your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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It is up to software whether to disable the rear panel audio output when a connector is plugged into the front panel output. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

If you wanted to use an AC97 motherboard without front panel audio it was nessacery to put jumpers on the audio header to make the rear audio output work. A full set of software drivers and utilities are available to allow advanced operating systems such as Windows and They also have schemantics on pages 20 and mktac if you care.

On the other hand HD audio cables have a wire and 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.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Post as a guest Name. 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.


Remove the battery pack.

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The matching connector on your case should be labelled accordingly, I know mine is labelled HD Audio. On HDA audio to the front and rear outputs comes from seperate outputs on the audio codec.

Remove two screws ac9 disconnect the Modem cable form The header on mine is just labelled audio.

There are loops of wire on the AC97 connectors migac will make the rear output work but it won’t be switched by the front panel connectors like it would be with a proper AC97 front panel. So if you plug a HDA front panel into an AC97 motherboard you will get no output on the rear audio output.

Remove two screws M2L3 that mitqc the hinge cover. What’s the difference between these cables, and when do i know what to use? Reassemble Docking Bottom Cover.

Most users aren’t going to find that acceptable. The pins that were previously used to loop back audio from the front are repurposed as connector-detect pins.