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Asus P8P67 Pro and PCI 1x Sound cards

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Curious about set up with the board.


Using the blue 16x slot, is there an issue putting a sound card in the black 4x slot?

In other words will it interfere with the 16x lanes provided with the blue?

I know that if you use the second white slot, both gpu slots change to 8x8x.

Will the black slot interfere? Also It's noted in one review that the black slot shares lanes with Sata 6Gb and USB 3.0. Does using this slot cause issues with the available lanes with the other 2 features?
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Curious about set up with the board.


Using the blue 16x slot, is there an issue putting a sound card in the black 4x slot?

In other words will it interfere with the 16x lanes provided with the blue?

I know that if you use the second white slot, both gpu slots change to 8x8x.

Will the black slot interfere? Also It's noted in one review that the black slot shares lanes with Sata 6Gb and USB 3.0. Does using this slot cause issues with the available lanes with the other 2 features?

It is absolutely fine if you put the sound card in the black PCIe slot. In fact, that is what I'm going to do with my X-Fi Titanium.

Basically it shares the same bandwidth as the other PCIe x1 slots and USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s. I think it also disables the other PCIe x1 slots if you use a x4 card. I'll have to read up more about that.
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The black slot looks like it's attached to the P67 chip, so shouldn't interfere with the other 16x slots.
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