Hello, I have a front panel with 6 channel output usb etc and I wish to connect the audio cable to the motherboard. Unfortunately the the pin titles do not match. The chinese English "instructions" don't help, so if anyone knows haoe to connect the following oins "front L, front R, rear L, Rear R, gnd,center, bass, mic L, mic R." to the standard azalia,or ac 97 motherboard pin connector with 9 pins please let me know. My guess is that we use the azalia format but not sure if I should piggyback the rear channels to the front channels, and where should I put the center and bass plugs?
Well the AC97 on your motherboard will not support the rear center and sub connections via its pinout on the motherboard and piggybacking it will defeat the purpose of having those connections because you will be sending the same signals to all the speakers so no surround sound. To utilize those connections you will have to get a dedicated sound card for it to work.