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Motherboard/soundcard help required - identifying and connection

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August 8, 2012 1:01:27 AM

my bro is giving me his asus xonar dg 5.1 pci sound card. i was wondering wether i will be able to connect this to my motherboard as it requires a 2.2 or higher pci connector.

- my mother: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 (rev 1.0)
- graphics card ( asus gtx50) is currently slotted into the pciex16 slot
-zalman z9 case

if it cannot be used, what other connector type options do i have available?

Any feedback is appreciated.
a c 137 V Motherboard
August 8, 2012 1:42:28 AM

Yes, you can use it.

Don't let the version of the PCI slot confuse you, as all current motherboards that have PCI slots will have the newest version (and therefore are compatible with that sound card).
August 8, 2012 2:11:01 AM

i was just feeling worried after looking at some images where the connection part of the sound card is in 3 parts whereas the pci 1 and pci 2 ports (the white/beige ports) have 2 parts. meaning the end small part would not be connected?

i got the sound card due to receiving a roccat kave headset which had 4 jack connectors, ive only got 3 on the rear of my pc. was told my motherboard could not support 6 jacks despite having onboard 7.1 sound card.

also thanks for the quick reply
a c 137 V Motherboard
August 8, 2012 2:17:04 AM

RudeE said:
i was just feeling worried after looking at some images where the connection part of the sound card is in 3 parts whereas the pci 1 and pci 2 ports (the white/beige ports) have 2 parts. meaning the end small part would not be connected?


It'll work just fine and the whole connector will go into the slot. The connector on the card is just strangely designed with the extra notch there for some reason (not sure why, honestly).
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