I was wondering if any one could help me out, I recently did a brand new build from scratch, everything runs perfectly untill i ran into a single problem. The PCI Express x1 slot is covered by my GTX280 card, thus not allowing me to connect my Creative XFI sound card. If i attempt to connect the Video card to the PCIe X16 slot on the bottom to free up the PCI express x1 slot, the mother board will display an error saying that when not in SLI mode i should move the card into the PCIe X16_1 slot; Something like this, card detected in PCIe x16_2 Slot, when not in SLI mode please move the PCIe x16_1 slot.
This sux, i was wondering if any one knows a work around for this, this system has everything but a good sound card.
I apreciate all those who could share some solutions : )
This is what i'm currently running:
EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW
Intel Quad Core Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83ghz LGA 775
8gb of DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Crosair Dominator
EVGA GeForce GTX280 1g 512bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
Rosewill RX950 /950w
I have an answer for you! I ran into the same problem...the EXACT same problem. I also have the eVGA 780i FTW with the PCI-E XFI soundcard. Here is the solution. Use one of the other slots that is designated for a x16 slot for your x1 card. It works like a charm. I was very close to returning the board just because the slot was covered and I really wanted to use that soundcard. Lucky for me I found that solution. I have been running it that way since about 2 weeks after the FTW mobo came out.