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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
Does this soundcard benefit from being plugged into a PCIE slot?
Or will it have the same performancein a PCI slot?
It will only fit in a Pci-e 1x up to 16x Slot. It physically should not fit into a PCI slot.
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Why is that?

The header of the card is so short? So physically to me it looks like it is meant to go into a PCI slot rather than into a PCIE.

This is my board:



Do you see the short black PCI slot?
I think it is meant to to in there.

Also in with my old UD5 I actually had compatibility issues when the card was running in a PCIE slot.

Are you sure it does not belong into the pci?
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post #13 of 18
No, it is a PCIe card.

PCI (bus) is completely different from PCIe (point-to-point lanes). PCIe sound cards tend to have less issues since they have a dedicated connection instead of a shared bus. This matters in real-time processing.

It will not work in PCI at all and might damage your motherboard.

It absolutely goes into ANY PCIe slot.
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It is designed to fit in a PCI-e 1x slot that is why it is so small, but PCI-e 1x cards will fit in any PCI-e slot (even the long ones). Your board happens to have only PCI-e 16x sized slots, but most boards have at least one 1x slot too.

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i will only work in a PCI-e slot. note, ONLY. it doesnt matter what size as long as it is PCIE
     
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im sorry, but if you have a LD v8 and a 4.7 Ghz i7 950, and you cant visually tell pci-e/pci apart ? im calling shenanigans.

and if im wrong ill pistol whip myself.
    
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im sorry, but if you have a LD v8 and a 4.7 Ghz i7 950, and you cant visually tell pci-e/pci apart ? im calling shenanigans.

and if im wrong ill pistol whip myself.
haha

This is not about me not being able to tell PCIE and PCI apart.

I was just wondering why the card is not meant to go into PCI as a matter of fact I was sure it should go into the PCI because I accidentilly stumbled across the manual and it said PCI.

But if you guys are sure this is a Sounblaster Titanum then it must go into PCIE no doubt.
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haha

This is not about me not being able to tell PCIE and PCI apart.

I was just wondering why the card is not meant to go into PCI as a matter of fact I was sure it should go into the PCI because I accidentilly stumbled across the manual and it said PCI.

But if you guys are sure this is a Sounblaster Titanum then it must go into PCIE no doubt.
its not just the fact is a titanium. any pcie card has to go into a pcie slot. all pci cards have the same connector on the bottom, pci does not vary in size like pcie. trying to put it in the wrong slot could result in damaged hardware either through forcing it in or by putting the wrong voltages through it etc.
     
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