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So I goofed. In my haste while ordering my latest upgrade I put this ht Claro ii card thinking it would be compatible with my rampage iv extreme. As it turns out there are no PCI ports on my board.

So I have 2 options I can return it...

Or I can take a shot at one of those PCI to PCIE adaptors. Has anyone tried that?

Anyone have advice. This was a 200 dollar card and it makes me sad to see it not being used.
    
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Originally Posted by patrickrussell View Post

So I goofed. In my haste while ordering my latest upgrade I put this ht Claro ii card thinking it would be compatible with my rampage iv extreme. As it turns out there are no PCI ports on my board.

So I have 2 options I can return it...

Or I can take a shot at one of those PCI to PCIE adaptors. Has anyone tried that?

Anyone have advice. This was a 200 dollar card and it makes me sad to see it not being used.

Same issue with my Xonar DG and the Z77 Sabertooth.
The dilemma was, however, that the PCI to PCI-E adapter would cost me about 2/3 the price of a new PCI-E Xonar. It works though!
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this is why i have a hard time finding board because they lack PCI slot or LAC a PCI slot lay out that lets you use a PCI slot with 2 dual slot video cards. if you get a PCIe to PCI adapter and it has ribbon cables make sure they are shielded.

EDIT: people say oh just get a PCIe xonar.. well the PCIe version has more glitches than the PCI version due to the built in PCIe to PCI adapter and it require a 4 pin that does a great job of uglying up the place if you like a clean look with minimal cables showing. (though with unified drivers i have NO glitches with PCI xonar).
Edited by cdoublejj - 9/20/13 at 1:15am
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this is why i have a hard time finding board because they lack PCI slot or LAC a PCI slot lay out that lets you use a PCI slot with 2 dual slot video cards. if you get a PCIe to PCI adapter and it has ribbon cables make sure they are shielded.

EDIT: people say oh just get a PCIe xonar.. well the PCIe version has more glitches than the PCI version due to the built in PCIe to PCI adapter and it require a 4 pin that does a great job of uglying up the place if you like a clean look with minimal cables showing. (though with unified drivers i have NO glitches with PCI xonar).
The 4-pin only applies to Xonar DX, Xonar DGX doesn't need any extra cables. Makes me wonder why they can't do the same to the DX...
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is the DGX a budget card or is it nicer than DX?
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