Simon Kenyon wrote:
> i have a new motherboard with the serial ports on the motherboard as little 9
> pin headers. anyone know where i can buy a cable so that i can feed that out
> through a pci-slot plate?
Any of the usual suspects - Maplin, CPC et al - should have what you
need. However, watch out for pinout issues; the 0.1" square-grid header
that's presumably what's on your motherboard is numbered like this:
1 3 5 7 9
2 4 6 8 X
(where X is 10 if present) whereas the 9-pin D is numbered like this:
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
- and there are two main schools of thought in the motherboard serial
header pinout world: some motherboard serial header cables (and the
headers to plug them into) are wired numerically (1-1, 2-2 etc); others
are wired so that the cable is easier to manufacture (1-1, 2-6, 3-2, 4-7
etc). If you have a multimeter you can work out which you have, by
checking which pin on the header is connected to ground. This will want
to be pin 5 on the D connector.
> please don't tell me i got the wrong motherboard - i didn't
> this is an aopen i915GMm-HFS - which is absolutely amazing
You may also find the motherboard manual tells you the pinout you need.
If all else fails, I can probably bodge something up.
Christian / cjb
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