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Old 18-10-2005, 13:37   #1
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A simple guide to PC ports

I have created a simple guide to the ports on a PC. I have created a link to it on my website so that any improvements made make life easier.

Could this be made a sticky post

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/david.e...er%20Ports.doc
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Old 18-10-2005, 18:26   #2
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/david.ewles/cf/

I've put up two versions .DOC & . PDF

The PDF's hyperlinks don't work (I used a free PDF converter via print)
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Old 27-01-2006, 20:18   #3
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

I've done a minor update to the document

a link to both DOC & PDF are in my sig
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

just like to add, on some laptops the optical uses the same jack/socket as the headphones.
this makes the headphone socket dual purpose.
you need a mini tosslink adapter to use the S/PDIF optical.
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

Any chance of updating this to show the sound ports - my PC seems to have 6 or 8 sockets coloured green, pink, blue etc. for microphone and/or speaker cables and I really have no idea what to plug in where.

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Old 19-11-2009, 15:35   #6
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google majorgeeks:everest download and install then run the program and click on motherboard. Use the make and model number to track down the manual all the info you need will be there
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

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Any chance of updating this to show the sound ports - my PC seems to have 6 or 8 sockets coloured green, pink, blue etc. for microphone and/or speaker cables and I really have no idea what to plug in where.

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Orange - Center/Subwoofer
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

I can use the jacks for whatever I choose on my motherboard using the realtek Audio control panel thingy

It picks up on any Jacks I plug in I i just click on output / input that I want it to be - I though this was pretty common...
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I'll look into updating the ports doc shortly, but with christmas and job hunting will ned to come first.
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

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I can use the jacks for whatever I choose on my motherboard using the realtek Audio control panel thingy

It picks up on any Jacks I plug in I i just click on output / input that I want it to be - I though this was pretty common...
My old motherboard had this feature, my new one doesn't so it's hit and miss what you get
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

Hom3r I have put it in my favourites I'me always forgetting what these ports are called.
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Old 17-12-2009, 10:42   #12
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your missing coaxial digital out.HDMI and some ATI cards are shipping with Display port. ESATA is also missing
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Old 16-03-2010, 02:06   #13
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

I'm currently updating the document, will post when I think it been done.

---------- Post added 16-03-2010 at 01:06 ---------- Previous post was 15-03-2010 at 23:34 ----------

Ok I've done a fair bit of work. (uploaded an update so far)

I have put the older ports at the bottom of the list.

I still need to a SATA info as well as USB 3.0

There will be a few more that will pop out and will get to them ASAP.
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

OK guys I need help.

On the Sound card color code: section I have listed all the colours and what they do, but I would like to improve it by adding the icon that appears by each of the ports, but so far have only found two.


Can you please PM links of these icons if you find them.
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Re: A simple guide to PC ports

have a look at the websites of some mobo makers you should be able to get some pictures from there boards with all names etc on them
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