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AUX connector on Motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fantavet, Jul 13, 2004.

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  1. fantavet

    fantavet Thread Starter

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    I have a CD drive already connected to the CD input on the motherboard for sound. Right next to that connection is a 4 pin AUX connection. I can add a DVD drive to that using an additional audio cable correct? It is a Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    But why would you want to?

    The audio connection is only normally used for analogue sound, and thats rarely needed these days. All sound streams from a DVD are usually digital, and carried with the IDE data cable to the best of my knowledge.

    I certainly do not connect the audio from the DVD and have no problems.
     
  3. fantavet

    fantavet Thread Starter

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    I'm a pure novice when it comes to adding hardware so basically I was just mimicking what I saw on the CD drive. I got the cable anyway. Thanks for the reply. Never realized that the the sound traveled down the IDE cable. Suppose the CD drive does the same?
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    Yes it does for most normal applications. I have never seen a DVD use or need the audio connector
     
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