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Audio using headphones to make calls while playing music on the same computer at the same time. i have 2 outlets for speakers 1 is at the back of my cpu and the other is in front. i want to use the latter for my loud speaker so that i can play music while im using the the other outlet with my headset while making calls at the same time.

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Depending on the type of case and motherboards you have this may vary. normally the secondary audio connections are located near the front usb pins on the motherboard they look like these
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these are connected in this order from left to right red-white-green-black.
On other mboards the audio connections are a straight . . . . .
and usually the plugs on the case for these are connected to one another also connected by red first on the left. Let me know how you go. thanks


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