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Hey guys, is it ok to run the video card in the bottom PCI-E x16 slot on Z68 mobos? I can't find any info on this. I'm wondering because I want to put my Asus Xonar Essence STX back in, but with my video card in the top slot it blocks all the PCI-E x1 slots.
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It should be fine, but I can't say for certain. Try it and find out?

Alternatively, your sound card should work in the second x16 slot. From the wiki page: "a PCIe card will physically fit (and work correctly) in any slot that is at least as large as it is (e.g., an ×1 sized card will work in any sized slot)"
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It should be fine, but I can't say for certain. Try it and find out?

Alternatively, your sound card should work in the second x16 slot. From the wiki page: "a PCIe card will physically fit (and work correctly) in any slot that is at least as large as it is (e.g., an ×1 sized card will work in any sized slot)"
Oh good idea, I did not think to put the sound card in the X16 slot.
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Any reason as to why you can't use the other pcie X1 slots?

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Slots

• 2 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
• 3 PCIE x1 slots
• 2 32-bit v2.3 master PCI bus slots.
- Support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface
Put your video card on the top slot and put the sound card on the lowest pci e x1 slot.

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