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Thread: ASrock X79 Extreme9 mini pci x1 slot coverd by my videocard... Can't use Game Blaster card.... Help please




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    Default ASrock X79 Extreme9 mini pci x1 slot coverd by my videocard... Can't use Game Blaster card.... Help please



    Damned video card!!!!

    What can I do? The video card covers the space for three three PCI slots covering the mini PCI 1x slot. (my oversight when buying) Game blaster is not recognized in a traditional slot... (the LAN is recognized) Is the only solution to buy a new sound card that fits in regular PCI slot? Right now my Video card is in PCI slot 4... Is that still 16X? or am I running at 8X or below.... It's not clear to me...

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    Default Re: ASrock X79 Extreme9 mini pci x1 slot coverd by my videocard... Can't use Game Blaster card.... Help please

    From the ASRock X79 Extreme9 specifications web page:
    • - 5 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE5: x8/8/8/8 mode or x16/0/16/0 mode; PCIE6: x8 mode)

    There might be more detailed information in your motherboard user manual.

    It looks like pci-e1 and pci-e4 can run at x16 when pci-e2 and pci-e5 are empty.
    Your video card might run at x16 in pci-e4 when pci-e2 and pci-e5 are empty.
    It looks like pci-e6 will always run in x8 mode.
    With your video card in the pci-e4 slot, leave pci-e2 and pci-e5 empty.
    Run GPU-z and see what it reports for the Bus Interface value.
    Another (not cheap) option is to buy an aftermarket cooler for your video card that only takes up one additional slot.

    With your video card in 3.0 mode, you will probably find that running with x8 provides no noticeable performance difference.

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    Default Re: ASrock X79 Extreme9 mini pci x1 slot coverd by my videocard... Can't use Game Blaster card.... Help please

    I did check out the 4th slot and it is running at 16x. :) I'm a happy boy. Thanks for your reply.

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    Default Re: ASrock X79 Extreme9 mini pci x1 slot coverd by my videocard... Can't use Game Blaster card.... Help please

    You're welcome, it's always good to hear when someone is a happy camper.

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