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Need help ASAP with a new sound card!

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January 2, 2013 1:03:03 PM

Hi!

I built a pc 5 months ago, with a Asus Maximus V GENE motherboard in it, and when I got Razer Tiamat 7.1 for christmas, I had to buy a 7.1 sound card. So i bought Asus Xonar DS, because it was cheap and had some good reviews.
When i picked it up at the post office earlier, and tried to install it in my PC, it wouldnt fit.
The PCI-bus was incompatible. I read on a site that the Xonar DS used PCI-X, and i have no idea what that is.
When i bought it about a week ago, it only said: PCI-Connection - PCI.
Well, i bought it, since i have 2x PCIe 3.0 x16/8 and one PCIe x4.

My point is, and what i need help to, is which PCI-bus does Xonar DS use?
Would be very glad if someone could help! Thank you in advance!

Picture of the part that doesnt fit: http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/Steffen095/P_5...
Asus Maximus V GENE: http://rog.asus.com/motherboard/gene/maximus-v-gene/
Asus Xonar DS: http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_DS/#sp...

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January 2, 2013 1:17:57 PM

PCI-E != PCI. Totally different buses. You would want the DSX, which uses the PCI-E bus.
January 2, 2013 1:32:25 PM

gamerk316 said:
PCI-E != PCI. Totally different buses. You would want the DSX, which uses the PCI-E bus.


PCI and PCIe is two totally different busses.. I even study computer and technologics, maybe its time to pay attention in class!
But thank you very much for your help, i really appreciate it, i will try to exchange it!
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