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Adding a sound card?

Hi, I have a Pavillion G7054uk, I'd like to fit a sound card and bought a Asus Xonar DG 5.1 pci, tried to fit it onto the motherboard but it doesn't fit. What am I doing wrong? I thought all pci x16 slots were the same, do I need a particular card?
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Re: Adding a sound card?

Hi,

 

What is your machine ? There are PCI and PCIe cards and they won't be exchangeable. You need a right card.

 

Regards.

BH
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Re: Adding a sound card?

Hi:

 

If this is the motherboard you have...then you need a PCie x1 audio card which fits in one of those 3 small black slots beneath the PCIe x16 video card slot.

 

Examples of PCIe x1 audio cards...

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=PCIE+x1+audio+card#/r...

 

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Re: Adding a sound card?

Thank you Paul, you've solved my headache. I bought the wrong card. Now I know what I need. You've been a great help.
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Re: Adding a sound card?

You're very welcome.

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