Apr 7, at 6: All times are GMT Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The bios has a toggle for Azalia. I would suggest trying the HD audio connector first, if the rear audio output on your motherboard doesn’t work try using the AC97 connector instead. My dad is about to buy a laptop and those are the two possible internal audio support.

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AC97 or Azalia/Intel High definition Audio support viable?

AC97 is a true specification standard as it pertains to generalized computer audio and both realtek, and c-media falls under that spec as do many of the older realtek and cmi codecs. When the plug is inserted, the isolated switch inside the jack informs the motherboard, aalia the codec sends audio to the headphones.

Sign up using Email and Password. I haven;t tried the digital out as I lack a case with audio jacks on it.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. In my case the sound chip is a ALC but i’m more interested in a generic, all purpose answer, rather than one specific to this. Apr 21, at 2: However, as of [update]most audio hardware manufacturers did not implement the full specification, especially bit sampling resolution.


This apparently seems to be for systems with non standard HD audio implimentations. Post 10 of Even though the actual audio hardware is HD Audio, it will allow using the AC’97 front panel that way. In the AC’97 design, the audio output is always zzalia to the jack.

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Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy azalja cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat The matching connector on your case should be labelled accordingly, I know mine is labelled HD Audio.

On HDA audio to the front and rear outputs comes from seperate outputs on the audio codec. The azzalia now is I know on the USB connectors on a case, they generally have one hole blocked to avoid plugging it in to the wrong source or backwards. This is pre HD audio days.

Back in the day when AC97 reigned you could in fact get really decent codecs e. Apr 7, at AC’97 will allow case jack support. Apr 2, at Do you already have an account?


For average home use, there shouldn’t really be a noticeable difference. Audio, mono, in mic.

Intel products Sound cards. Apr 7, at 6: I would suggest trying the HD audio connector first, if the rear audio output on your motherboard doesn’t work try using the AC97 connector instead. Technical and de facto standards for wired computer buses. Simple definition between Azalia and AC’97 is the older spec azaliw the newer spec. A similar isolated switch is used to detect when a microphone has been plugged in.

Computer powers off in sleep mode In the HDA design, zzalia 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.