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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:57 pm

(1) got my new soundblaster w-fi (yummy) can i plug it into a pci express slot? should i?

(2) somebody told me that the OS drive should be using the ports "built-into" the chipset. i have a A8N-Sli .. there are four SATA ports (i don't want to RAID) are they all "built-in"?


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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:31 pm

1) You mean x-fi? Don't plug it into pci-e unless it says that on the box. (looks like it's just a normal pci so put it into a normal pci spot) (i not to sure if pci-e is backwards compatible with pci).


2) um.. yes they are all built in if they are on the board, you'd probably want to plug it into the one that says #1 on it.
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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:46 pm

paco wrote:1) You mean x-fi? Don't plug it into pci-e unless it says that on the box. (looks like it's just a normal pci so put it into a normal pci spot) (i not to sure if pci-e is backwards compatible with pci).

Nope, PCI-express (PCIe) is not backwards compatible with anything. It is a completely new deal.

Do not confuse PCIe with PCI-X (which is just a wider/faster version of standard PCI).
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