Asus Essence STX won't detect

I am having trouble getting my Asus essence STX to be recognised by windows.

I go to install the drivers and it says "please plug-in Asus essence STX"

The card is currently in the bottom pci-e x8 slot on my Gigabyte-Z68-UD7-B3
http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Gigabyte-Z68-UD7-Sandy-Bridge-Motherboard-Gets-Priced-2.jpg

My GFX card currently takes up all of the other pci-e slots so i can't use them.

I have tried 3 different 4pin molex power cables from my PSU and none of them work.
tried the Asus official drivers and the Uni ones.

Currently trying http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Xonar_EEPROM_Failure to see if this works.

Ran EEPROM and it could not even find the card. Tried disabaling onboard audio and that still does not work.

Will try taking it out and putting it back in again.



Managed to fix it, the problem was that the backIO plate was to low down so that the card never fitted in the PCI-e properly

http://puu.sh/24yHI

had to bend it so the card could sit in.
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  1. Glad you figured it out. Thanks for the update.
  2. First, make SURE that it is plugged in. (I do this all the time, thinking its plugged in and its not)
    Second, what OS are you using?
    Third, never use 3rd party drivers... Whats your OS, Ill direct you to appropriate drivers.
  3. JefferyD90 said:
    First, make SURE that it is plugged in. (I do this all the time, thinking its plugged in and its not)
    Second, what OS are you using?
    Third, never use 3rd party drivers... Whats your OS, Ill direct you to appropriate drivers.


    I'm using UNi Xonar 1796 v1.53 / Win7
  4. The Uni drivers are a little more stable then the official ones; both are based off the drivers C-Media puts out anyway, with a few .ini tweaks.
  5. But you did resolve your problem? And if not is it x64 or x86?
  6. JefferyD90 said:
    But you did resolve your problem? And if not is it x64 or x86?


    Yeah i resolved it

    it's in my OP how i fixed it
  7. dannybates said:
    Yeah i resolved it

    it's in my OP how i fixed it

    yea, I seen that you went back and edited it. Which made me a little confused because most people just make a new post :D Its fine the way you did it, just different. Good luck!
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