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Motherboard manual states...Auto turn off if slot location 5 is occupied for one my PCI-E ports. ***? So no matter what I will do, I can't use one my PCI-E ports? So why the **** is this board advertised with 5 ports, if only 4 of them work. Anyone experience a similar situation or find a fix?
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slots 4 and 5 are both x16 so they probably share the same lanes. plus, its a server board, so it wasn't really designed to run multiple pci-e devices. what all are you trying to use in all 5 slots?
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Sound card, video card, 2 RAID cards (one for SATA III ports, one for actual RAID), and a network card. I might be able to skimp away with 4 if I get the HT Omega like I had planned, since its PCI.
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