sometimes, after installing a new asrock motherboard, you will notice that the front panel is not working (either the MIC or the headset jacks). this problem is caused by the board failing to detect that your computer case does have a front panel and that it is connected.
To get around this problem and use your front panel, go to the BIOS settings and find the front panel detection setting and change it from auto to enabled. this will make the front panel jacks appear in your realtek audio manager.
This problem has been detected by Asrock and they released new BIOS versions that change the default setting to enabled instead of auto.
I used to love asrock, but not anymore, what about you? do you like the newer asrock MBs?