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GA-P67A-UD7 - PCIE x1 slot useless, can i use a PCIx16 slot?

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Hi all,

I have been considering getting a new sound card for my new board, but the PCIE x1 slot is useless as it's blocked by the chipset cooler, see here:

p67a.jpg

So i was wondering if i can have a PCI x1 Sound card in one of the unused PCIe x8/x16 slots?

Thanks.
post #2 of 5
Yes, If it fits, it works. I do that as well.
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Short answer: Yes.
Longer answer: Definitely yes.
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Ok awesome, thanks very much =D
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you can get a PCI-E 1X riser they work great.
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