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Where do the "HDA" & "AC'97" connectors go?

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  1. happita

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    I feel so dumb asking this haha.
    I've got an ASUS M4A88-T ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Moth... and I don't know where the case's front i/o connectors for the "HDA" and "AC'97" go on my MB. I never knew where they went, so to fill the void where my knowledge should be, I ask you fellow TPUers :cool:
    edit: I have an Antec 300 case that these things are in if that helps.
     
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    this is my guess w/o the manual...
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    Which ones? HDA or AC'97?
     
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    ^ beat me to it

    the one next to it is spdif, which may be for the "hda"?

    if your case is worth its weight it should have a keyed plug that'll fit on it one way.

    the circled one is AC'97
     
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    Both plugs fit that header. I always tended to use the HD plug as the AC'97 caused me issues at times.
     
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    Yea it CAN plug into it, but there are 2 rows on each connector, with 1 pin blocked out on both HDA and AC'97.

    Reading the manual now and it says that the area that sneekypeet circled is in fact for the front panel audio connector.....which is for which 1? The HDA or AC?
     
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    Manual here> M4A88T-M

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    Pretty good guess.:toast:
     
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    read number 8 in the jpeg 95Viper posted.
     
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    Thanks you guys...HDA is for more modern sound and AC'97 is like for legacy systems. I got it figured out now :toast:
     
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