That won’t apply even for X-Meridian and X-Fi. It is up to software whether to disable the rear panel audio output when a connector is plugged into the front panel output. The pins that were previously used to loop back audio from the front are repurposed as connector-detect pins. Apr 21, at 2: Apr 6, at 5: This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Computer motherboards often provide a connector to bring microphone and headphone signals to the computer’s front panel.

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Intel High Definition Audio

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Intel High Definition Audio also called HD Audio aydio development codename Azalia is a specification for the audio sub-system of personal computers.

Just to note, there’s a third kind of connector i came across, labelled azalia – a9c7 is a bundle of loose connectors. The different signal assignments can cause trouble when AC’97 front-panel dongles are used with HDA motherboards and vice versa. 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.


AC’97 has been around for a long time and more or less was the certification of onboard audjo or generic audio chipsets on a soundcard. Microsoft Windows XP Professional. There are two plugs: No, create an account now. Even the humble Live!

It should be the Azalia plug as that is for H. Simple definition between Azalia and AC’97 is the older spec vs the newer spec.

My gigabyte mb g-ds3 is high definition on board and yes it’s a realtek chip. On AC97 audio to the rear audio output was looped by the front audio output and plugging in a device to the front akdio audio output would electrically disconnect the rear audio output from the audio source. We are currently updating the search audip, and it will be temporarily unavailable for a couple of hours while this is in process.

Do I use the AC’97, HD or Azalia Audio case plug?

Thanks for any thoughts provided. 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 like it would be with a proper AC97 front panel. Apr 7, at Likewise, some modern enclosures have both an “AC’97” and an “HDA” plug at the end of the front-panel audio cable. While the connectors may look identical, the pinouts are different ac997 not really interchangeable.


I haven;t tried the digital out as I lack a case with audio jacks on it. Post 4 of Log in or Sign up.

HD Audio or AC97 connector – Which to use when, and what’s the difference? – Super User

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Dave21Jun 4, Consequently, an HDA motherboard would not detect the ac7 of an AC’97 dongle with a disconnected pin 4. This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat AC’97 will allow case jack support.

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