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 329 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 Crossfire and PCI-E 2? Forum Sound Card With Crossfire Forum HD5670 Crossfire disable when installed X-FI titanium sound card pci-E Forum Crossfire and a PCI-E sound card Forum Crossfire and PCI-E sound card question Forum Pci sound card to pci-e x1 Forum A Pci sound card ? Forum Asus P6T X58, SLI, and a PCI-E1 sound card Forum Crosshair III, crossfire 5850, sound card question Forum Sound Card Advise? Forum Audigy 2 ZS PCI sound card static... Forum On-Board Sound vs. PCI Sound Card Forum Sound card on PCI or PCIe? Forum Sound card wont go in my PCI slot? Forum Can I Get My Sound Card To Fit? Forum Creative Sound Blaster 5 1 Vx PCI Sound Card Forum Sound Blaster Sound Card Forum What would be the right sound card for me? (if any?) Forum Best PCI-e sound card for gaming/movies in 5.1 Forum PCI vs. PCIe Sound Cards & Recomendation Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !