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    ROG Member Array bartosz.bruhn PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Formula
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    Memory (part number)GSkill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 4000MHz CL17.
    Graphics Card #1Palit RTX 2080TI Gaming OC + EKWB.
    Sound CardSound Blaster EA-5
    MonitorPG 279QA | LG 27UK850
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb.
    Storage #2Crucial MX300. SanDisc Ultra II
    CPU CoolerAiO Kraken X62.
    CaseDARK BASE PRO 900 rev.2
    Power SupplyCorsair HX1000i
    Keyboard Corsair K70 Rapidspeed
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    Strix X99. SLI with sound card.

    I would like to buy some sound card to my PC on PCIE interface. I'm using Strix X99 motherboard with i7 6850k.
    I have allredy installed 2 cards in SLI. And only free port, where can I install it is port on bottom motherboard x8. Is should be use for 3way SLI (x16, x8, x8).
    My question, if BIOS recognise that sound card is working in x1 PCIE mode (default on port is x8)?
    So i can still use SLI with 16x 16x configuration and this one sound card.

    Br.
    Last edited by bartosz.bruhn; 02-15-2018 at 07:05 AM.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array MikeAdu PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1/3701 BIOS
    ProcessorIntel i7 5960X @strap 100/4,0/3.5 1,15V both/1.92V input
    Memory (part number)CMD32GX4M4B3333C16 (two sets,64Gb,8 slots)
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Graphics Card #3Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Sound CardCreative Sound Blaster ZxR
    MonitorSamsung T260HD
    CPU CoolerEK Supremacy EVO waterblock,1x360mm + 2x240mm + 2x120mm radiators
    CaseCorsair T760 White
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1500i
    Keyboard Logitech G19S
    Mouse Logitech G700S
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    Hi.
    Is PCIEX4_1 free?I am asking,because if you have PCIEX8_3 free and you run identical cards,then PCIEX4_1 must be free,if you did not put something in it.
    Before buying Creative ZxR,I put Asus Xonar D2X to lowest GPU slot with SLI enabled and my GPUs we’re running at x16.

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    ROG Member Array bartosz.bruhn PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Formula
    ProcessorIntel i9 9900k @5.0 GHz / RL @4.7 GHz
    Memory (part number)GSkill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 4000MHz CL17.
    Graphics Card #1Palit RTX 2080TI Gaming OC + EKWB.
    Sound CardSound Blaster EA-5
    MonitorPG 279QA | LG 27UK850
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb.
    Storage #2Crucial MX300. SanDisc Ultra II
    CPU CoolerAiO Kraken X62.
    CaseDARK BASE PRO 900 rev.2
    Power SupplyCorsair HX1000i
    Keyboard Corsair K70 Rapidspeed
    Mouse Steelseries 310.
    Headset Hyperx Cloud Revolver.
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    Thanks, x4 is "under" SLI bridge. Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 may not fit, cause my AiO graphics cards are narrow.
    And 2nd interferences between two cards can be more noticeable then under secend one.

    --GPU1
    --GPU1
    --SoundCard
    --GPU2
    --GPU2
    --Free slot

    --GPU1
    --GPU1
    --Free slot
    --GPU2
    --GPU2
    --SoundCard
    Last edited by bartosz.bruhn; 02-15-2018 at 09:04 AM.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array MikeAdu PC Specs
    MikeAdu PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1/3701 BIOS
    ProcessorIntel i7 5960X @strap 100/4,0/3.5 1,15V both/1.92V input
    Memory (part number)CMD32GX4M4B3333C16 (two sets,64Gb,8 slots)
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Graphics Card #3Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Sound CardCreative Sound Blaster ZxR
    MonitorSamsung T260HD
    CPU CoolerEK Supremacy EVO waterblock,1x360mm + 2x240mm + 2x120mm radiators
    CaseCorsair T760 White
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1500i
    Keyboard Logitech G19S
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    I think,you can go in both ways.
    First one-remove SLI bridge,install sound card,put SLI bridge back.
    Second-Just install card,both GPU should work at 16.

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    ROG Member Array bartosz.bruhn PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Formula
    ProcessorIntel i9 9900k @5.0 GHz / RL @4.7 GHz
    Memory (part number)GSkill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 4000MHz CL17.
    Graphics Card #1Palit RTX 2080TI Gaming OC + EKWB.
    Sound CardSound Blaster EA-5
    MonitorPG 279QA | LG 27UK850
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb.
    Storage #2Crucial MX300. SanDisc Ultra II
    CPU CoolerAiO Kraken X62.
    CaseDARK BASE PRO 900 rev.2
    Power SupplyCorsair HX1000i
    Keyboard Corsair K70 Rapidspeed
    Mouse Steelseries 310.
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    Enezia mexico

    I have already received my Sound Card. Sound Blaster AE-5 Gaming. And unfortunately it doesnt work for me with SLI config.
    1) Doesnt work.
    GPU1 in PCIEX16_1
    GPU2 in PCIEX16_2
    SoundCard in PCIEX8_1
    PCIEX8_1 set to AUTO mode or force x8, still doesnt work.

    2) Works.
    GPU1 in PCIEX16_1
    GPU2 in PCIEX16_2
    SoundCard in PCIEX4_1
    It works, but sound card is between GPUs, and is very very hot there.
    Backplate of graphic card touching EIM shield of Soundcard.
    All records form my mic was with terrible noise. And my headphone wasn't detect by Sound Card.

    Conf:
    I cant run sound card in PCIEX8_1 also with only one GPU in PCIEX16_1 slot.

    Now i going to try with external Sound Card Xonar U7 MKII.
    Last edited by bartosz.bruhn; 03-02-2018 at 12:50 PM.

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    ROG Member Array bartosz.bruhn PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Formula
    ProcessorIntel i9 9900k @5.0 GHz / RL @4.7 GHz
    Memory (part number)GSkill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 4000MHz CL17.
    Graphics Card #1Palit RTX 2080TI Gaming OC + EKWB.
    Sound CardSound Blaster EA-5
    MonitorPG 279QA | LG 27UK850
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb.
    Storage #2Crucial MX300. SanDisc Ultra II
    CPU CoolerAiO Kraken X62.
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    arosa Nevs

    Can I select Gen (1 or 2 or3) type of PCIEX8_1 in BIOS. Where can I find this features?

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array MikeAdu PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1/3701 BIOS
    ProcessorIntel i7 5960X @strap 100/4,0/3.5 1,15V both/1.92V input
    Memory (part number)CMD32GX4M4B3333C16 (two sets,64Gb,8 slots)
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Graphics Card #3Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Sound CardCreative Sound Blaster ZxR
    MonitorSamsung T260HD
    CPU CoolerEK Supremacy EVO waterblock,1x360mm + 2x240mm + 2x120mm radiators
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    Hi.
    Hm...
    First thing-you have PCIE X8_3.
    Second.Soundblaster AE-5 is x1.
    Strange.
    Please post the picture of your setup,mostly PCI LINES’ side.
    We’ll try to figure it out.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array MikeAdu PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1/3701 BIOS
    ProcessorIntel i7 5960X @strap 100/4,0/3.5 1,15V both/1.92V input
    Memory (part number)CMD32GX4M4B3333C16 (two sets,64Gb,8 slots)
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Graphics Card #3Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Sound CardCreative Sound Blaster ZxR
    MonitorSamsung T260HD
    CPU CoolerEK Supremacy EVO waterblock,1x360mm + 2x240mm + 2x120mm radiators
    CaseCorsair T760 White
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1500i
    Keyboard Logitech G19S
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    I was running both cards at x16 with sound card plugged in PCIE x8_4,now I run different graphic cards in SLI at x16 with sound card plugged in PCIE x4_1 without issues.
    Try to clear BIOS and test it again.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array MikeAdu PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1/3701 BIOS
    ProcessorIntel i7 5960X @strap 100/4,0/3.5 1,15V both/1.92V input
    Memory (part number)CMD32GX4M4B3333C16 (two sets,64Gb,8 slots)
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Graphics Card #3Asus GTX 1080 Ti Turbo
    Sound CardCreative Sound Blaster ZxR
    MonitorSamsung T260HD
    CPU CoolerEK Supremacy EVO waterblock,1x360mm + 2x240mm + 2x120mm radiators
    CaseCorsair T760 White
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1500i
    Keyboard Logitech G19S
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    Here is the page from manual:

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    ROG Member Array bartosz.bruhn PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Formula
    ProcessorIntel i9 9900k @5.0 GHz / RL @4.7 GHz
    Memory (part number)GSkill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 4000MHz CL17.
    Graphics Card #1Palit RTX 2080TI Gaming OC + EKWB.
    Sound CardSound Blaster EA-5
    MonitorPG 279QA | LG 27UK850
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb.
    Storage #2Crucial MX300. SanDisc Ultra II
    CPU CoolerAiO Kraken X62.
    CaseDARK BASE PRO 900 rev.2
    Power SupplyCorsair HX1000i
    Keyboard Corsair K70 Rapidspeed
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    Hi, allready refound my Sound Card on PCI. Only one thing which i do not try is to change GEN Type of PCIE 8_3 to GEN1.(Miners trick to get more GPU in PCIE) But now it's too late to check this out.
    Now I'm testing Xonar U7 MKII.

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