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No Rear Audio Out - intel D945GCL desktop board.

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Intel Desktop Board D945GCL- Technical specs say it has onboard audio front and rear. Reinstalled win XP SP3 with all updates. Renistalled INF, Audio, Graphics, LAN drivers. All good except !! No rear audio with front audio header attached. Updated BIOS - no change. Remove front Audio from header and Rear audio is reistablished. BIOS - On board Audio = enabled. IDT Audio controller shows attemting to give audio to rear panel. Just no sound until remove front audio then get rear audio. Does this board only support Front or Rear?? not both at same time??. Any suggestions ??. I'm sure its a case of not seeing the forest for the trees. Thanks for all advise in advance.

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This motherboard supports HD audio only, the problem is related to your front panel and you have an AC97 front panel. Check this at: standards standards

Again, the audio won't work if you have an AC97 front panel. You need HD audio front panel.

Additionally, I remind you that this motherboard is no longer under support for technical issues, check this out: