No CD-ROM audio connector on Intel D975XBX motherboard

I've run into a problem in building my first PC. I'm building a new system with an Intel D975XBX motherboard and despite checking the specs for the motherboard, thoroughly I thought, I now find that it has no connector for connecting audio from a CD_ROM. How do I get sound from my CDs/DVDs? Do I need a sound card and, if so, will the sound card interfer with the 8-channel subsystem on the motherboard?
5 answers Last reply
More about audio connector intel d975xbx motherboard
  1. If I'm not mistaken, most machines use digital audio now. In device manager/CD there is an option to enable digital CD audio.
  2. Your drives should automatically transfer the sound over the bus.... I have only used those cables in one system... and that was about 5 years ago.... you don't need them anymore.
  3. the sound is sent through the ata cables now as digital sound becomes the industry standard.no need for the audio connectors to the mainboard anymore.pretty neet eh.have fun.

    EVGA NFORCE4-SLI READY MAINBOARD
    AMDX24400+DUALCORE@2.3GHZ.
    520WATT PSU
    7800GT VIDEO CARD 256/256BIT
    WD 300GIGHD
  4. Quote:
    Your drives should automatically transfer the sound over the bus.... I have only used those cables in one system... and that was about 5 years ago.... you don't need them anymore.



    My apology for being a little dense, but does the audio (digital) get to the motherboard via the ATA-66/100 cable connecting the optical drive (Pioneer DVR-A11XL ) to the motherboard?
  5. Yes.

    There are a few rare cases where the audio cable might be needed. I just saw somewhere where a person couldn't hear CD audio from an old game, but attaching the audio cable fixed it. Perhaps they didn't have the digital audio enabled in device manager though. :?:
Ask a new question

Read More

Homebuilt CD-Rom Audio Intel Motherboards Sound Cards Systems