Crossfire and PCI-E Sound Card Tags: Asus PCI Express Crossfire Sound Cards Motherboards Last response: March 22, 2012 8:26 AM in Motherboards Share Skoobz March 21, 2012 9:23:54 AM Hi guys, I am currently running: PSU: Antec TruePower 1000W Quattro Mobo: ASUS P8P67V3 CPU: Intel i7 2600K RAM: 8GB G.SKilll DDR3-1600 Video: 2x XFX ATI RADEON HD 6870 PCI-E 2.1 1GB I have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe Fatal1ty Pro that I can't use at the moment because I didn't realise using 2 video cards would use all of PCI-E lanes. Are there motherboards that are capable of running 2 or cards in Crossfire and a PCI-E sound card? Are there any you guys would recommend? I would stick with the onboard sound, but I'm going to grab a 7970 this week anyway, and I figure I might as well pick up a motherboard that can run them in Crossfire with my sound card. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Skoobz More about : crossfire pci sound card nikorr a b Ĉ ASUS a c 328 V Motherboard March 21, 2012 10:59:35 AM Can't u plug it in the first PCIE x1? m 0 l Chainzsaw a b V Motherboard March 21, 2012 12:33:41 PM As Nikorr mentioned - can't you plop it in the X1 slot? http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P6... Is that your exact motherboard? If so...it looks like there should be room right above your first blue PCIEx16 slot. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Skoobz March 22, 2012 8:26:24 AM Quote:Can't u plug it in the first PCIE x1? [\quote] Unfortunately no. According to the motherboard user guide: "[Auto] PCIeX16_2 slot runs at X1 for system resource optimization. [X4 mode] PCIeX16_2 slot runs at x4 mode for high performance. USB3_34, PCIeX1_1 and PCIeX1_2 will be disabled." So I can't run the sound card in the PCIeX1_1 slot if I run the 2nd video card slot in x4 mode. I tried it anyway in [Auto] to see how it would run in X1 mode, but it just disabled the 2nd card. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHD5670 Crossfire disable when installed X-FI titanium sound card pci-E Forum Crossfire and a PCI-E sound card Forum SolvedCan I run a crossfire setup with one card in a 16x pcie slot, and the other in a 8x pcie slot? Forum SolvedSound card to PCI-E 16x slot Forum SolvedPCIe x8 or PCI for sound card? Forum SolvedNeed a Good quality PCI-e sound card Forum SolvedMSI Big Bang Mpower Z77 and fitting a sound card into the PCIe 1x slot Forum SolvedSound Card - PCIE - $125 budget Forum SolvedPCIe x1 sound card in second x16 slot slowing down my video card? Forum SolvedPCI-e Sound Card for Input and ATI Card HDMI output Forum SolvedCreative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional PCIe Sound Card Forum SolvedBest Solution - pci card to pcie adapter for sound card? Forum SolvedPCIe or External Sound Card?? Forum SolvedAsrock z77 extreme4 Crossfire and sound card? Forum SolvedIs 4-Way SLI/Crossfire Possible w/ Sound Card & RAID Card? Forum SolvedPCI-E Sound Card Forum ASUS AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition PCI-E Graphics Card - 2 GB crossfire help? Forum SolvedSound card pcie x4 windows server 2008 64bit Forum Sound Card not detected on ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 with certain Crossfire setup Forum PCIe Sound Cards Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !