Re: activating my front mic/speaker ports
You mobo should have a set of connectors called "System Panel Connectors" in the bottom right corner. Either look in your manual or check the mobo.
The writting is very small so you might not be able to read if you have bad vision
Just connect the wirest comming from the front panel of your case to the proper connectors.
Some of the connectors should be labeled something like "reset" there should be 3-4 labeled "ground" "PLED+" and "PLED-" "speaker". They wont be labeld exactly that unless you have an asus mobo but will be something close. Those are the most common connector names on mobos.
How many people can read hex if only you and dead people can read hex?
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