I recently installed Nuance's Dragon Naturally Speaking Home version 11 on my Windows 7 PC that I built just over two years ago. When I tried to train the software to my voice using the included headset, I was receiving sound through the earphone on the headset, but the software claimed that the microphone volume was muted or low. After trying a different headset and encountering the same issue, I did some research and found that the pinout for the front panel audio connector cable on my Rosewill computer case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811147033
) has the 2 x 5 connector wired to the old AC '97 pinout, while my soundcard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6829102007
) has its 2 x 5 front panel audio connector set up to be compatible with the Intel HD Audio standard pinout, not AC '97 nor Intel HD Audio-compatible pinout connectors.
Knowing that I could not be the only person to have encountered this issue, I have searched for possible solutions to correct this issue as I wish to use my computer case's front audio ports (they are actually located on the top of the case) with the Creative soundcard, but while I have found that countless others have indeed encountered this same problem, I cannot seem to find a feasible way to rectify this issue as I cannot seem to make heads nor tails out of how to properly rewire the connector so as not to accidentally fry something on the soundcard or the front panel connector. Does anyone have any ideas for rectifying this problem?
Edit: I have read that there are computer case manufacturers out there that actually build their cases with two types of front panel audio cable connectors (Antec and Cooler Master come to mind), but have not seen any place that actually sells the kind of cable that I would need in order to replace the current cable in my computer case.