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Motherboards Mobo can't see PCIe Sound cards

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Aragon Speed, 9 May 2009.

  1. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    I recently decided to upgrade my on-board sound to a fully fledged sound card. Well that was a mistake... :D

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4
    Bios version: F5

    I bought an Asus Xonar DX and happily fitted it. Only windows didn't see it, and after a little exploration I noticed that the bios wasn't seeing the card at all, not even an "unknown" card listed in a slot.

    Not to be daunted, I assumed the card was FUBAR, but before I went off to start screaming at ASUS for a replacement, I thought I had better make sure it was the card.

    So I went and forked out more cash on a Creative X-Fi Titanium.

    Still no joy. :sigh:

    Help? :waah:
     
  2. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    Have you tried disabling any onboard sound adapter on the motherboard in the bios?
     
  3. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    Yes, I disabled it before I installed the new card(s).

    Info I missed in the OP.:eyebrow:

    OS: Win XP 64 SP2.
     
  4. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Did driver installation result in an error?
     
  5. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    Yes, it says something along the lines of it not being able to find the card, and then aborts the driver install.
     
  6. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    stupid question here, but are you sure the card is pci-express, and plugged into a pci-express slot?
     
  7. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    :D Yes. :D

    There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. ;)
     
  8. bullseye

    bullseye Who dares wins

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    Not sure if you are using two gpu's or the second pci-e slot but found this in the mobo manual.

    (Note 2) When the second PCI Express x16 slot (PCIE_16_2) is in use, the three PCI Express x1 slots
    become unavailable.
     

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