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Old 07-25-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default What does VCC5 stand for?

I have a Biostar M7NCG rev. 7.2 mobo, which has what looks like a non-standard SPDIF out header on the mobo.

Manual says (notch on bottom):
all the way to the left: VCC5
middle: SPDIF_out
all the way to the right: ground


I have a SPDIF bracket from my MSI K8NGM2-FID whose manual says is wired as follows (again, notch on bottom):
all the way to the left: no connection
middle: ground
all the way to the left: SPDIF


What does "VCC5" stand for?

And what would happen if I just plug the MSI header in and it is wired incorrectly (will I damage the mobo or receiver?)
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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Default What does VCC5 stand for?

positive 5 volts
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:09 PM   #3
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Default What does VCC5 stand for?

Is the VCC5 wire optional on a coaxial SPDIF bracket?

Reason I ask is that MSI manual says SPDIF header assignments are: No connection ground SPDIF
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:10 PM   #4
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Default What does VCC5 stand for?

No usually a 5V wire would not be optional...can you direct me to what you are talking about?
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:21 PM   #5
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Default What does VCC5 stand for?

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="ftp://ftp.biostar-usa.com/manuals/M7NCG%20400/M7NCG400manual.pdf"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="ftp://ftp.biostar-usa.com/manuals/M7NCG%20400/M7NCG400manual.pdf">ftp://ftp.biostar-usa.com/manuals/M7NCG%20400/M7NCG400manual.pdf</a></a>

See page 5, then page 13.

I'm hoping to use the coaxial SPDIF bracket I got with my MSI K8NGM2-FID, but pin layout according to manual is different.

EDIT: also, should those pins work for an optical output as well as a coaxial SPDIF output?
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:20 PM   #6
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Default What does VCC5 stand for?

Quote:
Originally posted by: mshan
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="ftp://ftp.biostar-usa.com/manuals/M7NCG%20400/M7NCG400manual.pdf"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="ftp://ftp.biostar-usa.com/manuals/M7NCG%20400/M7NCG400manual.pdf"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="ftp://ftp.biostar-usa.com/manuals/M7NCG%20400/M7NCG400manual.pdf">ftp://ftp.biostar-usa.com/manuals/M7NCG%20400/M7NCG400manual.pdf</a></a></a>

See page 5, then page 13.

I'm hoping to use the coaxial SPDIF bracket I got with my MSI K8NGM2-FID, but pin layout according to manual is different.

EDIT: also, should those pins work for an optical output as well as a coaxial SPDIF output?
And what do the connections on whatever bracket you are using look like?
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:34 PM   #7
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Default What does VCC5 stand for?

Same 3 pin connector.

Just ran across this combined coaxial / optical SPDIF bracket for the Biostar Tforce 6100-939:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage...0+Micro+ATX+AMD+Motherboard+%2D+Retail
(click on fourth picture)

Coaxial alone would be acceptable, but combined coaxial / optical would be ideal (do you think the power pin is for the conversion to optical?)
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