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AC '97/HD Audio Compatibility Question

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#1 ebrid001


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

My old computer had on-board AC '97 audio and I adjusted the BIOS setting to use a Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE card instead. 


My new build has on-board HD Audio and when I connected the power supply to the case's front panel,it warmed specifically to use the HD Audio power supply plug,NOT the AC '97 power supply plug. I hooked it up correctly.


Turns out the old Soundblaster Audigy SE sound card is MUCH better than the on-board HD Audio.


So,is the Soundblaster Audigy SE sound card AC' 97? Does it make any difference if it is on is not?


Can I safely install the the Soundblaster card in the new motherboard without creating a problem?


Will the light green headphone jack on the front panel of the case(the HD Audio power supply  connection) route through the sound card when I change the BIOS or will it not work or short out,or what?




Thank you.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

Yes you can use the sound card if there are drivers for the OS you plan to use. Disable onboard sound in bios. Front panel ports will not work unless there is a place on the card to plug them in. Alternately you rewire the front panel with a 1/8 mini and plug it in the back of the card.

Edited by caperdog, 09 April 2013 - 01:33 PM.

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