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I have recently read somewhere that PCI-E to PCI bridge from ITE that Gigabyte uses has compatibility issues compared to what ASMedia offers. Something to be aware of if you need that PCI.
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I have recently read somewhere that PCI-E to PCI bridge from ITE that Gigabyte uses has compatibility issues compared to what ASMedia offers. Something to be aware of if you need that PCI.

I couldn't remember how that went. So the ITE chip provides the hardware bridge from the PCI to the PCI-E that the Z77 has .The Z77 does not have a native PCI support, so they have to install the ITE chip. Do I have that right?.
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Yes, Z77 doesn't support PCI natively.
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Yes, Z77 doesn't support PCI natively.

OK, my training is over, I'm off to design motherboards in Taiwan....thumb.gif
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Yes, Z77 doesn't support PCI natively.
That's peculiar. I'm using my E-mu 0404 sound card in my PCI slot just fine.
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Z77 doesn't support it natively. GB added the ITE chip to the board so they could add a PCI slot. The other poster had an issue with one of his USB PCI cards. Very different than your sound card. And of the two cards he had one worked and one didn't. Most likely the PCI slot will play fine with most cards, but maybe sometimes not. As everything goes with computers.
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Whhooopps..spoke too soon. Damn it. It hung up on shutdown, then blue screened me.
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I have recently read somewhere that PCI-E to PCI bridge from ITE that Gigabyte uses has compatibility issues compared to what ASMedia offers. Something to be aware of if you need that PCI.

if you locate that thread, i would be interested in reading it since I just got a hang up and BSOD. Thanks
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It's not a thread. It was just mentioned in the review of UP5, which uses the same chip, on Russian website. I guess it's true since it has no issues with mainstream and common PCI devices like audio cards, but has issues with USB controllers.

Why do you even need it? Don't you have enough USB ports on UD5H already lol?
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It's not a thread. It was just mentioned in the review of UP5, which uses the same chip, on Russian website. I guess it's true since it has no issues with mainstream and common PCI devices like audio cards, but has issues with USB controllers.

Why do you even need it? Don't you have enough USB ports on UD5H already lol?

I like the USB2 ports near the bottom. It's nice and easy to have 4 ports in a neat row, like printer, scanner, etc,.rather than crowd up the I/O panel ,with hard to tell which one goes where, USB2 cables. And sometimes hard to fit jump drives next to other things. It's also much more physically solid to have USB2 ports on a PCI card, rather than having a USB ports on a PCI bracket that tends to rock around a bit. Yeah, I'm old and strange I guess...

I also wanted to make sure that my BSOD were caused by the PCI cards,, which I'm 95% sure of.

that Russian site mentions issues with older PCI cards, which these probably are. Heck, these days any PCI card is now older.

Thanks
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