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NOTICE ABOUT ADDING A SOUND CARD TO ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME/EXTREME-Z BOARD

A lot of us are adding third party PCIe sound cards to the Maximus Extreme/Extreme-Z Board due to Realtek not having a quality working driver for Windows 7 64-bit.

This is a notice about adding a sound card if you're running 2 GFX cards in SLI.

Right now we have this.....
"In CrossFireX or SLI mode, use the PCIE_X16/8_1 and PCIEX8_3 slots for PCI Express x16 graphics cards to get better performance." (Slots 1 & 4)

Well most graphics card take up two slots now (in our case slots 1,2,4,5) so we have this....

mb_gfxwhere.jpg

To add a sound card you must do this.....

mb_putwhere.jpg

Otherwise you will go from this.....

miniscreen_wosndcard.jpg

to this.....

miniscreen_wsndcard.jpg

The motherboard will no longer detect the 2nd graphics card if you put the sound card in slot 3.
Slot 3 is basically worthless now. So use slot 6.
Hopefully that will help someone. wink.gif
Edited by zdanman - 10/10/11 at 6:29am
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This is also appears to apply to any other card, not just sound cards. I have 2 GTX 590s running in Slots 1& 4. My Hauppauge TV tuner card was working just fine in slot 6 (PCIe 2.0x4). I moved it to slot 3 to prepare for adding another SATA 3.0 comtroller. The TV tuner works just fine, but the the board will not recognize the GTX 590 in slot 4.
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(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z Asus GTX590 CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 x Corsair Force Series™ GT 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s... 2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6.0Gb... Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Asus DVD DRW-24B3LT 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Asus Blu-Ray BW-12B1LT Swiftech MCP35X FrozenQ PC Mods 250mm Liquid Fusion V Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 360  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 140 EK-Supreme HF - EN EK-FB ASUS Max4 Extreme - EN EK-FC590 GTX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 ASUS VH238H SMK VersaPoint Bluetooth Slim Keyboard  Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 
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so i have a problem, trying to run 2 sound cards for my simvide setup, i need to use the onboard sound and add two other sound cards. i have the 2 sound cards and two 6990's. when i connect the video cards to slot 1 and 4, and the sound cards to slot 3 and 6, the computer only sees the sound cars connected to slot 6, crossfire works okay though. any help how i can connect the 2 extra sound cards.

forgot to mention the cards are creative sb xfi fatality.
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