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Windows 7: Using both front panel audio and back panel: solutions

12 Oct 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

I assumed that, HDA, meaning high_Definition Audio Controller, 'controlled' the HD sound, that is any hd sound and not necessarily the sound card (onboard or added). But it seems I am wrong here with this assumption. OK then if this is indeed what controls my onborad soundcard it would make sense for me to disable it, since my sound card does have something to attach to the front panel. (Wjat it says in the manual is: 'Front Panel audio header' defined as : " 9-pin Intel AC'97 / HDA front-panel which supports audio jack detection & audio headphone selection for Analog Out on the Audio Center."

BTW my audio card also has an ''S/PDIF Out Header'' which ''connects to the supported graphics card with HDMI" I was wondering if I should do so?--connect it to my sound card since it also has an 'S/PDIF Out Port'--not knowing the difference between the 2.

Thanks again to all of you

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12 Oct 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

I would try disabling the HDA Controller then install the Add-in card and its software/drivers and use the header connection. Seems to me S/PDIF would not be needed for using audio in a computer.
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