I don't wire them into the front jacks so for my rigs, normal. The sound should be fine out of the sound card's own jacks.
Hi, Ive just installed a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy sound card in my Hp xw8600 . I am getting no sound out the front headphones jack or the single computer speaker in the case. I think my on board sound had a blown channel. machine has 2 xeon processors 2.67 ghz, 16 gig ram running windows 7 64 bit OS. maybe I dont have the right sound card for this machine? contacted newegg and showed my slots to them and said I needed PCI card. So I put it in the only slot it would fit ( the very bottom slot). but slot was bigger than card ??? none of the other available slots PCI e slots didnt appear to match up to any cards that they are selling. device mgr. shows device installed and working.