The correct one to use depends on your case. The cable looks somewhat like this , with the AC 97 connector attached to the HD audio connector. Just to note, there’s a third kind of connector i came across, labelled azalia – which is a bundle of loose connectors. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Commons category link is on Wikidata. Lower sample rates such as Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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The cable looks somewhat like thiswith the AC 97 connector attached to the HD audio connector.

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Computer motherboards often provide a connector to bring microphone and headphone signals to the computer’s front panel with standard color jack. On HDA audio to the front and rear outputs comes from seperate outputs on the audio codec. Every frame is subdivided in 13 slots. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

It is recommended that you look at your motherboard manual. Intel provides a specification for that header; the signal assignments are different for AC’97 and Intel High Definition Audio headers. The link carries a bidirectional serial data stream at a fixed bitrate Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The pins that were previously used to loop back audio from the front are repurposed as connector-detect pins. So if you plug a HDA front panel into an AC97 motherboard you will get no output on the rear audio output. It is up to software whether to disable the rear panel audio output when a connector is plugged into the front panel output.

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.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. The header on mine is just labelled audio.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Incase your lac only has HD connector but your board only has AC This answers my question though, and gives me an idea what works.

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If you 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. While the connectors may look identical, the pinouts are different and not really interchangeable. The linked articles have more detail on that. Sign up using Email and Password. They are usually small square chips with 48 pins pin QFP package.


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If more specific information is needed, i’ve put the motherboard from a dell into a cosair graphite T, just to test the case pending the rest of my hardware. However the connectors are only semi-compatible. This apparently seems to be for systems ax97 non standard HD audio implimentations.

Audio software Sound cards Computer-related introductions in The correct one to use depends on your case. Qc97 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.

Adding this as a comment in case someone comes across it.

In particular the handling of plugging in of front panel devices is different. Codec chips have an AC97 interface on one side and analog audio interface on the other.

AC97 cables usually have an empty socket in pin location 4. What’s the difference between these cables, and when do i know what to use?