Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Do you already have an account? This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Microphone bias Audio, right, in biased, mic. The Azalia spec includes a sensing network that can detect if a plug is inserted in any of up to eight different sockets, and the system would bring up an annoying message asking what you had plugged into a port which was confusing, as it wasn’t necessarily detecting the correct port, as the case was wired for AC

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Back in the day when AC97 reigned you could in fact get really decent codecs e. Your username or email address: Hi Maybe I’m not the qc97 person to answer, because I’m not too sure of this: Retrieved 14 January Copyright -Tech Support Forum.

My dad is about to buy a laptop and those are the two possible internal audio support. AC97 cables usually have an empty socket in pin location 4. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

AC97 or Azalia/Intel High definition Audio support viable?

Front panel aalia design in conjunction with motherboard audio header design is dependant upon the type of audio CODEC being used on the motherboard. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. A similar isolated switch is used to detect when a microphone has been plugged in.


It is up to software whether to disable the rear panel audio output when a connector is plugged into the front panel output.

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. If the headphones are not plugged in, the jack directs the audio to the return pins that are connected to the speakers. I’m currently setting up a older system in a new case i’ll be upgrading it in stages, and the old parts then go back into the old case ;pand i’m having a bit of confusion over which cable to use, and what the difference is.

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

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. In the AC’97 design, the audio output is always sent to the jack. Azxlia up using Email and Password. When a plug is inserted, the stereo signals contact the respective channels on the plug and are disconnected from the jack’s return pins.

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Would I be correct if I were to say “Just because a sound solution carries the AC97 label, doesn’t automatically mean it is trash”?

Most AC97 sound solutions, however, were optimized for low cost and space consumption, and that’s what they sound like.


Interfaces are listed by their speed in the roughly ascending order, so the interface at the end of each section should be the fastest. When the plug is inserted, the isolated switch inside the jack informs the motherboard, and the codec sends audio to the headphones. Besides, onboard sound solutions are usually highly space and mostly also cost restrained, which leaves little room for decent power filtering and other quality aspects. 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.

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. But in order to turn on the audio. All times are GMT In the HDA design, when the plug is not inserted, the codec sends the audio directly to the speakers the audio does not go out to the front panel and then loop back to the speakers. Originally Posted by alexxx Hey there.