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Installing my X-Fi extreme gamer sound card, help : (

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August 13, 2007 12:29:16 AM

i have this PC p;_UserReference=42C93F0F46EB294C75163573F76046BFA2FC

And I have both of my PCI slots full with my GPU and a 15 in 1 media card, can my motherboard run a my new sound card or should i take out the 15 in 1 media sound card? Im very confused. could you help me? can i run my X-fi sound card?

August 13, 2007 1:05:32 AM

15 in 1 media card in the pci slot?
and what hp system do you have the page does not say?
August 13, 2007 1:19:09 AM

I don't really understand your setup. You can only run the sound card if you have a pci slot to put it in. Most mobo will come with more then 2 slots though. I do not understand the 15 in 1 media sound card part, is it a media card or a sound card?? If you have an open(unused) pci slot, or plan on removing something to open a pci slot then you can get the xtreme gamer in your pc. rember, put it in the slot farthest away from your video card.
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August 13, 2007 1:31:22 AM

I saw this on the page you linked.

Expansion Slots 2 PCI slots (occupied), 1 PCI Express x16 Slot (occupied), 1 PCI-E x1 slot (occupied)

You'll need to take something out of one of the PCI slots (the white ones) to replace it with your X-FI card, it says that the system comes with a 56k dial-up modem, do you need this? If not, just pull it out and replace it with the X-FI.