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Does the case determine whether the front panel audio connectors are hd or ac97?

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July 12, 2013 9:16:08 AM

Hi, I'm still using my old 2006 case though with new parts, I didn't actually put them together myself, I had them put for me, but both my audio and mic front jacks don't seem to be working, I tried most software based solutions, nothing worked so now I'm thinking of opening the case to see if it is connected, I did some research and I found out that the front audio connector is either ac97 or hd, so I want to know if those come with the case or the mobo, if it's with the case then probably mine are ac97 since it's a 2006 ordinary case, if it's with the mobo it's probably gonna be hd since it's a newer motherboard, or atleast that's what I'm thinking. Or if it can't be determined that way, how can I spot the visual difference between them? I'm asking because I wanna know whether to enable hd audio or ac97 in fpanel settings in my bios and my sound manager (via hd). Oh I almost forgot this is my motherboard
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61M/

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July 12, 2013 9:20:49 AM

Its the motherboard that makes the determination. You want to use HD audio for that motherboard as its listed in the specifications from your link.
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July 12, 2013 9:21:57 AM

Ok thank you for your quick answer :) 
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