New sound card - Redirect line-out port at the front of computer

Hi,
I just got a new sound card, which goes in the PCI port on my computer. I use speakers with my computer, which will plug into the sound card's line-out, but I also have a line-out port at the front of my computer, where I would like to connect headphones. If I connect headphones there (the soundcard hasn't been installed yet) currently, then it sounds very weak and tinny. My question is, once I install the sound card, will the front-side line-out port then recieve signal from the sound card, or still recieve from the motherboard's on-board sound card? If it does still recieve signal from the motherboard, then how do I reroute it so the front line-out port also connects to the soundcard, or is this not possible?
Thanks a lot,
-AJ
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  1. Some sound cards have front panel support, some don't. This means the front panel connector that currently goes in the mobo goes in a header on the sound card instead. But for best quality use the card's output.
  2. mosox said:
    Some sound cards have front panel support, some don't. This means the front panel connector that currently goes in the mobo goes in a header on the sound card instead. But for best quality use the card's output.


    Ok, thanks. My sound card has at the top right, a white part sticking out with 8 prongs sticking out. Would this be it? (drawing here)
    Thanks.
  3. No, it should be 9 pins in two rows of 5, one of them missing. Check your soundcard's application for "FP Headphone" under "analog out" or something it might work anyway.
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