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Hello-i am wondering if anyone has used an adapter like this and if it works good.
I want to cfx my asus 6950,s but they take up 3 slots a peice( they are beast,s and i love them!!) lol. But i would like to keep my sound card also-the pci slot is the onlything left open though sandwiched inbetween these 2 huge cards, so was wondering about an adapter i have never used one befor.
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post #2 of 21
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...tml?cid=123620

It's not practical though, because PCI won't provide sufficient bandwidth for a video card.
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post #3 of 21
have you looked at pci-e riser or extender cables there not too expensive and would solve ur problem
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...tml?cid=123620

It's not practical though, because PCI won't provide sufficient bandwidth for a video card.
I understand that, and i,m sorry if i wasnt clear enough, it is not for my video it would be for my sound card.
    
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I take it no one on here has ever done this, hmm. Quess i will just give it a shot.
    
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post #6 of 21
why not try the first x16 slot for your sound card?

or try this http://www.ameri-rack.com/ARC1-PESX1B-Cx_m.html
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post #7 of 21
Yeah you can use x16 slots for x1 stuff, I tried it myself
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post #8 of 21
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I cant as i stated above my monster vid cards cover 3 slots a peice-so both in the 16x slots only leaves the pci slot open and barely-lol. And yes i know you can use 16x slots for lower pci-e items.
    
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post #9 of 21
this is still your best bet: ribbon riser
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by xandypx View Post
this is still your best bet: ribbon riser
I would need to convert the pci slot to a pci-e connection is what i,m asking for my pci-e sound card, once i have both Asus 6950,s in each 16x slot, the only slot left open or uncovered is the pci slot-so i was asking if anyone has done this befor and if it works ok.
    
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