Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Log in or Sign up. Originally Posted by alexxx. Incase your case only has HD connector but your board only has AC I only connect one of these, right?

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HD on board av97 are quiet good. However HD doesn’t mean regular sounds will sound better. Dec 13, Messages: Simple definition between Azalia and AC’97 is the older spec vs the newer spec.

The bios has a toggle for Azalia. Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

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

Dave21Jun 4, 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 azqlia so on.

The correct one to use depends on your case. Consequently, a loud audio passage may make the HDA motherboard with AC’97 dongle believe that headphones and microphones are being plugged and unplugged hundreds of times per second. Post 6 ac9 Whats bad are DACs used which are usually very cheap. In the HDA design, when the plug is not inserted, the codec sends the audio directly to the speakers the audio does not azalka out to the front panel and then loop back to the speakers.


This is pre HD audio days.

Does anyone know which one i need to plug in? Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Post 9 of We are currently updating the search index, and it will be temporarily unavailable for a couple of hours while this is in process.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. AC97 is not HD, it’s a legacy audio for backwards compatibility. AC’97 will allow case jack support.

Many motherboards with AC’97 audio need two jumpers to short the pins in case no front panel audio module is connected, so audio passes to audo speakers. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

A little assistance with azalia/ac97 audio please!

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If you wanted to use an AC97 motherboard without front panel audio it was nessacery to put jumpers on the audio header to ac9 the rear audio output work. The time now is Whichever one you choose is up to you.


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

Feb 11, Messages: Besides, onboard sound solutions are usually highly space and mostly also cost restrained, which leaves little room for decent power filtering and other zudio aspects. Audlo 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. It is up to software whether to disable the rear panel audio output when a connector is plugged into the front panel output.