Use this cable, if you just need a front panel headphone port - without speakers connected at the back of the PC, i.e. you never need to connect speakers to your PC system, and the only mean to listen to the PC audio is through the headphone plugging on the front panel.
For Intel Front Panel Audio (IFPA) / AC97, please note that there's only 1 GND pin provided in the header/pinout. If you want to connect both headphone and microphone ports to IFPA / AC97 header, please use CPX110 Headphone & Microphone Internal.
HEADPHONE PORT INTERNAL V1
Black: Line-Out Left / Audio-Out L / L-Out L
The GND (ground) wire is fatter and can be easily recognized.
Diagram 1: On most motherboards, the pinouts for audio ports are grouped together. You need to find out which 3 pins are assigned as L-Out L, L-Out R and GND.
Diagram 2: Simply plug the connector onto the header/pin-out, in such that; black wire is connected to L-Out L pin, red wire to L-Out R pin and the GND wire (fat black) to GND pin.
If the 3 active pins are not located in one same row (refer to diagram above), you need to change the header connector, and rearrange the wires to match with the pin assignments.
NC pin (no connection - empty) is not a GND pin. Do not connect the GND wire to NC pin.
You can connect CPX090-V1 to the IFPA header by changing the connector to 2x5, and rearrange the wires in such that; the black wire is connected to L-Out L pin, red wire to L-Out R pin, and the GND wire to GND pin. Your onboard rear speaker socket will no longer functional.
As mentioned above, if you want to connect both headphone and microphone ports to the IFPA / AC97 header, please use CPX110.
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