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Will a x1 sound card work in a full length slot?

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December 9, 2012 9:14:17 PM

So I know the technically a x1 pci-e card will work in a pci-e full length slot but recently I tried to hook up a wifi card and it would only work in the x1 slot. Anyways Im wondering will a sound card work in the full length slot? I dont have anymore full length slot's in my computer
a c 75 V Motherboard
December 9, 2012 11:20:45 PM

yes it will work fine. if it doesnt, your motherboard has a problem
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December 10, 2012 12:57:49 AM

SO does that mean the slot was broken?
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a c 75 V Motherboard
December 10, 2012 9:42:26 AM

just try on the x1 slot first and see how it goes. then try the larger slot

or you can just get a pci version of the sound card. i hope you are not getting creative
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December 10, 2012 3:08:42 PM

I dont have any x1 slots left so im worried that it wont workin the x16 slots as the wifi card didn't work in them and im thinking of getting a xonar dsx
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a c 75 V Motherboard
December 10, 2012 3:09:24 PM

you can get the xonar ds instead then
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a c 75 V Motherboard
December 10, 2012 3:09:44 PM

or actually, why can you not use the onboard sound?
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December 10, 2012 6:56:27 PM

I can but im getting a headphone with surround sound tho.... Am I being dumb and my mobo has that? I have a asusp8z77 v
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a c 75 V Motherboard
December 10, 2012 7:45:33 PM

the onboard can do 7.1. you are covered
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a c 75 V Motherboard
December 10, 2012 7:46:04 PM

and i doubt its true 5.1 or 7.1 headsets. they are generally very expensive and dont sound that great
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December 10, 2012 10:27:51 PM

Well let me refrase that so if I get a sound card its either between a PCI card or a PCI-E card and I cant decide although the PCI card is sure to work I dont feel like having to get a different card next upgrade to my MOBO which probably will not have any PCI slots. My only concern is putting a PCI-E x1 card into a full length slot even tho its supposed to work It did not work when I tried it with my wifi card so I had to use my last x1 slot and so yeah....
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a c 75 V Motherboard
December 11, 2012 1:00:25 AM

there is no difference between the pci and pci-e versions. they use different interfaces

and if you are getting a sound card just for the headphones, this one makes more sense. has a built in headphone amp unliike the ds series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045JHJSS/?tag=pcpapi-20
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December 11, 2012 6:44:15 PM

Ok thanks for the help :) 
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December 11, 2012 6:44:30 PM

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