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hey guys ,i dont know if i'm in the right thread here. If i'm not please move it. thx.


So my question is, I got the maximus iv extreme. And i also got a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi. If i place it on my motherboard will my sound be even better ? Because i use a USB headset.. For my surround system it is perfect. But will i feel much more difference ?
And as my gpu is in the first pci slot so i am not able to reach the the little pci to place my soundcard in, Can i place it in a different one ? I heard you can place it in a different one but i'm not sure which one. So if you guys could tell me which one i could use. Thanks!

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post #2 of 6
Put it in the bottm PCIe 4x slot.

Also, you won't benefit from it unless your speakers/headset are plugged into the card. Some (all? most?) USB headsets have a sound card built in, and aren't that hot..
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I will use it when my surround is plugged in. Thank you very much for your answer (rep+)!
(Its the logitech g35 btw).
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Originally Posted by Maximus4 View Post
I will use it when my surround is plugged in. Thank you very much for your answer (rep+)!
(Its the logitech g35 btw).
NP...and by the way, a 1x card can go in a 1x, 4x, 8x or 16x slot with no problems.
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NP...and by the way, a 1x card can go in a 1x, 4x, 8x or 16x slot with no problems.
Yeah...that never made any sense to me. Glad PCI works like that, though.
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post #6 of 6
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Aha i thought so... Saw a video on youtube where the card was placed in the first pci slot..
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