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AC 97 works, right?

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Hey Guys,

Quick question... long story short, I have the HD Audio plug wedged between the motherboard and case tray and really don't want to take off the motherboard just to fish it out. I have freed the AC'97 plug though, so my question is, I can just plug that into the front audio header on the motherboard right? It will make all the front audio jacks on the case work?

This build is for a 60 year old man who might use the front audio, but is not an enthusiast, so if it's just a matter of quality I think I'm gonna leave it. Just wanted to confirm that it will work, as I've always used HD Audio plugs.

Thanks!
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Yeah it'll still work. There's a slight quality difference, but it's only noticeable with high-end headphones.
 
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Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
Yeah it'll still work. There's a slight quality difference, but it's only noticeable with high-end headphones.
Thought so, glad I don't have to disassemble Thanks for the feedback.
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From what I understand the HD Audio is more if just a intel thing while amd uses ac-97?
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From what I understand the HD Audio is more if just a intel thing while amd uses ac-97?
No, I use HD Audio on my AMD rig. AC 97 is just older and outdated.
 
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