I have a DG33BU Intel motherboard and I want to connect the front panel cables to the corresponding header of the motherboard.
However, I can not find any relationship between the idications on the cables and the Signal names on the header.
The front panel dongle has two cables. The one for the microphone has three wires with the indications Ground, MIC-IN, MIC-POWER.
The cable for the headphones has five wires with the indications Ground, R-OUT, R-RET, L-OUT, L-RET. The wires R-OUT, R-RET and L-OUT, L-RET are interconnected. I don't know if these technical details are sufficient, but I would be grateful to anyone who could give me a solution to this problem.
I understand what you mean. With the type of front panel that you are using, it is very difficult to get the right configuration.
Intel publishes its audio header spec on the document:
But i would imagine that the front panel supplier would be the tower case supppplier, it would be good to check with them.
I know many cases where due to wrong connection short-circuit the board.
I have always used the one like this:
Note:AC97 does not work on many new boards.
All the best,