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Which slot to use for new Titanium HD?

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Card should be arriving tomorrow and I don't know which slot to plug it into. My Asus gene ii has the top x16 slot used by my 5850. So I can either put the titanium hd in the second x16 slot, leaving it only a few mm of space for my video card's fan. Otherwise I can leave the space and use the x4 slot on the bottom.

Would the sound card see ANY decline in performance using the x4 slot instead of the x16?
Edited by DrGroove - 2/16/11 at 3:47am
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Put it in the 1x slot, it's a 1x card.
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Ok have to bump this again. Turns out I was wrong and the bottom slot is PCI.

If I use the 2nd PCIe x16 slot and only leave a small gap will the video card be alright? Could I move the video card to the second x16 slot without any trouble?
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moving the sound card into any pci-e slot won't hinder it. Even a vcard can work in a pci-e 1x slot.. just it'll run slower.
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You're running a micro ATX board in a full ATX case. It'd be better if you move your GPU to to the lower PCI-E x16 slot since it'd have tons of space below it to breathe while the sound card can have some spare space at the top slot too.
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You're running a micro ATX board in a full ATX case. It'd be better if you move your GPU to to the lower PCI-E x16 slot since it'd have tons of space below it to breathe while the sound card can have some spare space at the top slot too.
Right, can I just move it with no problems or do I need to wipe drivers?
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Right, can I just move it with no problems or do I need to wipe drivers?
It may use the windows drivers on first power on as it has to "install" the drivers, then reboot and you'll be fine, kinda like when you change the usb port of your mouse or keyboard.
post #8 of 8
youre going to like the titanium hd. if the x-fi titanium doesnt have the inputs like blue line-in if you need them just enable onboard but disable other noncreative sb x-fi (onboard) inputs in control panel/sound. i like to plug my tv cable box sound into blue input and hear the tv.


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