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    Default Soundcard Choices

    A simple question - I hope. I've just installed a new Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard, but neither of he sound cards I had will fit into the expansion slot. Does anyone have a recommendation for a card (not expensive) that will fit?

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    what is the card pci or pci-e? im sure it will fit? unless your running xfire/sli?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    what is the card pci or pci-e? im sure it will fit? unless your running xfire/sli?
    It's an ASUS DG PCI 5.1, it looks like it should fit, but I don't want to force it and the connector just seems slightly longer than the slot.

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    if its an open ended slot look and see, it will fit

    some slots are open so you can fit longer cards in,some are closed with plastic
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    Default Re: Soundcard Choices

    Unfortunately it's closed with plastic.

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    Default Re: Soundcard Choices

    Your sound card will NOT fit, it uses the older PCI slot format.
    Your motherboard does NOT support PCI slots, it only supports PCI-e slots.
    You will need to use the on-board audio or buy a newer PCI-e sound card.
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