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Guest

Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:45 am   



What the fuck is this on the last picture ?

https://www.legitreviews.com/winfast-nf4sk8aa-8ekrs-motherboard-review_328/2

4's thing from the left, it's some kind of square port ?! black ?!

It's supposed to be some kind of optical connector but it looks totally different than:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/PDIF

How the fuck would one connect to this black square port ?!

Is it perhaps a place holder that needs to be pulled out ?!

Seems pretty stuck.

It's the square thing right next to that round port.

Bye,
Skybuck.


Guest

Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:45 am   



skybuck2000_at_hotmail.com wrote in
news:e5a72bbf-ea55-4e5a-8290-4a1833909027_at_googlegroups.com:

Quote:
What the fuck is this on the last picture ?

https://www.legitreviews.com/winfast-nf4sk8aa-8ekrs-motherboard-
rev
iew_328/2

4's thing from the left, it's some kind of square port ?! black ?!

It's supposed to be some kind of optical connector but it looks
totally different than:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/PDIF

How the fuck would one connect to this black square port ?!

Is it perhaps a place holder that needs to be pulled out ?!

Seems pretty stuck.

It's the square thing right next to that round port.

Bye,
Skybuck.


It is the optical spdif port.

If you bought it, you can tell as it will sport a small, active
laser diode inside when the unit is up.


Guest

Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:45 am   



Never mind I figured it out.

I have two of these motherboards, I went to the brand new one, the backup motherboard.

Both are supposed to be second hand but looks completely new.

The black square thing is indeed as I suspect some kind of plug that needs to be pulled out.

Apperently it's to protect the SPDIF optical port from dust/damage or so.

The one of the backup motherboard comes out real easy.

But for some reason the one on my main motherboard is stuck.

Perhaps glued or fried ?! Not sure.

But I will try and pull it out... maybe it can't come out cause of the i/o shield/bracket blocking it...

Hmmm...

Weird... manual says nothing about this.

Bye for now,
Skybuck.


Guest

Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 am   



I took some pictures of this plug:

Link to Folder:

http://www.skybuck.org/BlackPlugInOpticalSPDIF/

Link to Pictures (approx 3 megabyte per picture):

http://www.skybuck.org/BlackPlugInOpticalSPDIF/BlackPlugStuckInOpticalSPDIFCauseOfPlasticFriction1.JPG

http://www.skybuck.org/BlackPlugInOpticalSPDIF/BlackPlugStuckInOpticalSPDIFCauseOfPlasticFriction2.JPG

http://www.skybuck.org/BlackPlugInOpticalSPDIF/BlackPlugStuckInOpticalSPDIFCauseOfPlasticFriction3.JPG

http://www.skybuck.org/BlackPlugInOpticalSPDIF/BlackPlugStuckInOpticalSPDIFCauseOfPlasticFriction4.JPG

Black Plug in Optical SPDIF Port on winfast motherboard video:

https://youtu.be/PtpHfDAXNjk

Creative X-Fi Elite Pro 7.1 Analog vs Realtek Audio 97 optical spdif:


So far I think I prefer the analog sound, it sounds a little bit more smooth... but the optical is probably slightly better for recgonizing vocals... at least this was my experience when I tested it via hdmi on laptop, which had a different audio chip I think, not sure though.

However perhaps the realtek 97 audio chip is of lesser quality... I also recgonized some plopping during switching between audio solutions but that might be normal... so far it does seem to play smooth... but it does require on cpu processing I think so I would not be surprised if during gaming there was more crackling... though I will not be using spdif optical for gaming mostly... cause it cannot do 7.1 for now... only 2 channels available for now but I might experiment with codecs or newer realtek drivers.

Let me know any thoughts you have on experimenting with newer codecs and such... I've heard about spdif pass through and all kinds of things not yet sure about that... but it feels cool to get this fiber optic/red light connection working ! =D So me very happy about that ! Wink =D

And it does prove this is not scam-tech it does really work ! LOL.
Writing this is I wait for the youtube upload =D

I will test optical/spdif and upmixing and 7ch stereo with warcraft frozen throne... I was impressed but it back then when I played it on toshiba laptop... not yet sure if it was the audio chip or simply the receiver causing the perceived better sound quality but soon new gaming/experiment might shine some light on that ;)

Ok analog vs video link should be:

https://youtu.be/oT2wB8PqVtc

Still uploading but this means I can leave you for now and finish this posting ! Wink =D

Enjoy ! =D

Bye,
Skybuck =D


Guest

Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 am   



Yes I looked for this red "sign-of-life" light at the back of the PC.

It did not come on as I turned on the computer, I suspected it would burn as windows starts and loads drivers.

I also first re-enabled realtek audio 97 in bios.

As windows started booting the red light came on and then I knew everything was gonna be fine ! Wink =D

Already tested the spdif/optical cable in a store somewhere BCC... LOL..

So now everything is working.

For now I am not too impressed with the sound quality... is clear and all.... but I think the realtek audio 97 is somehow lacking in clearity... but perhaps I am crazy about that and there can be no difference ?!

Yet I think it might be... the frequency/sampling is only 48khz this is compariable to the creative x-fi elite which I also set at 48khz which consumes less processing and is better for something like badoo...

Higher sampling seems to cause a sound error in badoo/firefox webbrowser.

It's a bit disappointing the realtek audio 97 has such limited options but maybe this is a driver issue and I should install a newer/recent driver or something... not yet sure... so far it's working I already installed a realtek driver long ago then removed it... but I think it remains on windows system... or something... not yet sure.

Bye for now,
Skybuck.

Winfield Hill
Guest

Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:45 pm   



skybuck2000_at_hotmail.com wrote...
Quote:


What are you doing, obsessing about a 13-year-old
motherboard review? Ditch that old mobo, and get
something more up-to-date. The last computer I
made had a 2011-pin processor, and the new one
I'm building now has a 2066-pin CPU, so I'll get
extra speed from four separate memory channels.


--
Thanks,
- Win


Guest

Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:45 pm   



skybuck2000_at_hotmail.com wrote in
news:01ac545c-e013-42e2-85f1-c0b9493186b1_at_googlegroups.com:

> Never mind I figured it out.

I have serious doubts.
Quote:

I have two of these motherboards, I went to the brand new one, the
backup motherboard.

Both are supposed to be second hand but looks completely new.


So you know nothing about the market then. Look up "open box" and
find out that many times "used" can mean new but returned or opened
at the store, etc.
Quote:

The black square thing is indeed as I suspect some kind of plug
that needs to be pulled out.


Some of them have plugs in them. It is an optical port. It is
supposed to be kept clean.
Quote:

Apperently it's to protect the SPDIF optical port from dust/damage
or so.


No shit.
Quote:

The one of the backup motherboard comes out real easy.

But for some reason the one on my main motherboard is stuck.


No reason a protective plug would not be removable.
Quote:

Perhaps glued or fried ?! Not sure.


Rubber grabs when you don't want it to and slips when you want it
to grab. Is the other one rubber? Look at it and see if it has any
catches you need to pop past when removing it.
Quote:

But I will try and pull it out... maybe it can't come out cause of
the i/o shield/bracket blocking it...


Yeah, if you place the wrong shield or put it in wrong, your ports
will not be exposed. Duh. I thought you have built machines
before. I know you sure tear them up tinkering with them.

One would think that with all that parental cash input, that they
could buy you some brains.
Quote:

Hmmm...

Weird... manual says nothing about this.


The manual is not there to tell you about industry standard
connectors.

You are extremely over-thinker dumb.

Take apart old mechanical typwriters, move up to 'word
processors' and then mess with old legacy computers.

You never mess with the one you are actually using. Mess with the
ones you need to learn from, because all of your mishaps... in your
case... are definitely NOT 'learning' moments.
Quote:

Bye for now,
Skybuck.



Guest

Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 pm   



Winfield Hill <hill_at_rowland.harvard.edu> wrote in
news:q3hcmv01qqg_at_drn.newsguy.com:

Quote:
skybuck2000_at_hotmail.com wrote...

What the fuck is this on the last picture ?

https://www.legitreviews.com/winfast-nf4sk8aa-8ekrs-motherboard-
rev
iew_328/2

What are you doing, obsessing about a 13-year-old
motherboard review? Ditch that old mobo, and get
something more up-to-date. The last computer I
made had a 2011-pin processor, and the new one
I'm building now has a 2066-pin CPU, so I'll get
extra speed from four separate memory channels.



His parents must not be doling out the cash as much now. Too many
broken systems... because he used to brag about or post about the
extreme vid cards he trashed, etc.

But yeah.. even today's low end, 'cheap' computers run circles
around that old stuff and do so completely probelm free in many if
not most cases.

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