The front panel audio headers are of AC97 type (which I found out through tech support), and its just one connector with 10 pins (Actually 9 because one is not really there). It does not break off into little one pin connectors.
This connection does not fit into many sound cards. Other than replacing the sound card, is there any sort of solution to this problem?
That white connection you see on the top toward the left of the sound card is the connection for the front panel audio. But this is a Creative proprietary connection. Is there anyway I can convert my "10-pin" header (which is 2x 5 pins) to fit this connection?
The front audio header from my cpu case is for headphones and microphone. I see two red wires, two white wires, a thick black ground cable and two thin black cables which loop into the connector itself.
I also noticed, as I have it plugged in my SupremeFX card from Asus, that when my headphones are plugged in, my speakers are not automatically muted!
Kinda rediculous Creative doesnt f-ing sell these cables, or include them with the sound card. I'm fed up with creative and their crap! Just went to their site to see if they'll get some working vista drivers, NOPE. 8 months of vista and still crappy drivers. I have an xfi platinum and i'm stuck running on onboard sound, not that its worse because the audio from the xfi was crap under vista anyways. For maybe 20 cents they could include this cable and actually do something practicle for its customers instead of the bate and switch tactics they've become infamous for (24 bit audigy 4 debacle, class action lawsuit obviously taught them nothing).
Anyway, when that retarded CEO dies or gets fired, I'll be glad to personally kick him in the nuts and give him a piece of my mind.
*sigh* I really hate creative over their lack of driver support for vista 64 bit.
You should be able to make one. You just need to know what each of the ten creative pins do. Then its just a matter of lining up the right pin with the right header input. Creative doesnt have tech support (with sh!t) but i'm sure someone knows this information, after all velocity micro installs the front panel headers on its xfi cards.
Also, you need to turn on headphone detection, there is a setting within the audio console to automatically mute speakers.
From what I understand, the detection of the headphones occurs at the connection between the sound card and the front panel headers. However, it looks like my front panel header connection does not have a cable that enables for this. But I am not sure.