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18th February 2012, 16:46
Hi All

I have a SAM440 Flex and I would like to know what certain headers do as the manual does not reference them!


Headers I would like to know about:

J6 (looks like J6, its a bit small to read)

Im hoping I can connect a fan to either of these.

Also, can I connect the audio headers at J12 to my front audio wires in the case? Im guessing I cant just plug them in :blink:

And finally, what does the circled block of switches do?

I have attached a picture so everyone knows what bits Im talking about :)

Many thanks,

18th February 2012, 16:58
J12 is for future use, it was supposed that an I/O expansion board would be released, but no recent news. Check this -> ONE <- (http://www.vesalia.de/e_sam440ioexp.htm).

Check the schematics -> HERE <- (https://acube-systemsbiz.serversicuro.it/download/sam440ep_audio.pdf).

Hope that helps.

18th February 2012, 17:01
Oh thats a shame :(

I hope they dont stop development on these, theyre damned expensive machines.

Do you know if I can connect a case fan at J3 & J6?

18th February 2012, 17:08
You can check -> THAT <- (http://www.soft3dev.net/pages/hyperclock.php) also. It's for altering CPU and FSB clock settings.

I really don't have a clue about the dip switches over there, possibly for overclocking-business (by hardware)?

Pin headers J3 and J6 among others too, were being cut-off in newer revisions of the motherboard. Probably yours is a first batch? :unsure:

Either way, Acube stated that these pins or headers aren't supposed to be used by the end-user.

19th February 2012, 22:32
Ive seen HyperClock before, Im going to try it out on my SAM at some point but Ive got this case transplant Im thinking about :blink:

I just need to find a PCI Radeon to get it moving! :lol: