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Install sound card on Rampage V E10?

afshin
Level 7
Dear
I have 6950X cpu with 3070 gpu. I use Asus A3000 Wifi 6 with bluetooth Pci and Asus Areion 10G Lan Pci. For ssd i use 970 pro too.
Now I want buy a Creative Sound Blaster AE-5 plus sound card.
With these Specifications can I install sound card?
I mean is it possible ssd not working If I use sound card ?

PCIE-X16-1 for 3070
PCIE-X16-3 for Asus Arion 10G PCI
PCIE-1x for Asus A3000 wifi 6 and bluetoth PCI

*** Now I want use PCIE16-4 for Sound Card***

In mainboard manual write
4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x8, x16/x8/x8/x8
or x8/x8/x8/x8 mode with 40-LANE CPU; x16, x16/x8 or x8/x8/x8 mode
with 28-LANE CPU)* [CPU]
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slot** [PCH]
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot [PCH]
40-LANE CPU:
- In 4-Way configuration, if the PCIEX16/X8_1 is used in x16 mode,
both U.2 and M.2 ports will be disabled.
28-LANE CPU:
- In 3-Way configuration, U.2 port will be disabled.
- By default, U.2 port is disabled for other configurations. To activate it,
please go to BIOS > Advanced > Onboard Device Configuration >
PCIEX8_2 PCIEX8_4 and U.2 M.2 Configuration.
* The PCIEX8_4 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 and U.2.
** The PCIEX4_1 slot shares bandwidth with front USB3_34 ports and back
USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports.
If a X2 device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, the front USB3_34 ports
will be disabled.
If a X4 or higher device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, both front
USB3_34 and back USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports will be disabled.

And also
Intel® X99 Chipset - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board)*
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports at back panel [black], 4 ports at midboard)**
ASMedia® USB 3.1 Controller - support ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:
- 4 x USB 3.1 ports (2 x Type-A [red] and 2 x Type-C ports [black] at
back panel)*
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports (at back paned [blue])
* Front USB3_34 ports and back USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports share bandwidth
with PCIEX4_1 slot.
If a X2 device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, the front USB3_34 ports
will be disabled.
If a X4 or higher device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, both front
USB3_34 and back USB3.1_EC1_EA2
** 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board share with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port

In your oponion is it possible without any mistake ?
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xeromist
Moderator
Why not use the x4 slot?
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xeromist wrote:
Why not use the x4 slot?


Thanks for reply, I think usb 3 or usb c will be disabled as in manual:
The PCIEX4_1 slot shares bandwidth with front USB3_34 ports and back
USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports.

afshin wrote:
Thanks for reply, I think usb 3 or usb c will be disabled as in manual:
The PCIEX4_1 slot shares bandwidth with front USB3_34 ports and back
USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports.


Yes but this board has a LOT of USB connectivity. That's only 1 of the 2 front headers and 2 of the 4 USB 3.1 connectors on the back. You'll still have half of the 3.1 connectivity, and all of the 3.0 and 2.0 ports usable. But it's up to you whether you still need more USB than that.
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xeromist wrote:
Yes but this board has a LOT of USB connectivity. That's only 1 of the 2 front headers and 2 of the 4 USB 3.1 connectors on the back. You'll still have half of the 3.1 connectivity, and all of the 3.0 and 2.0 ports usable. But it's up to you whether you still need more USB than that.

I agree with you unfortunately I use more usb devices.
I have a question, does a sound card is a part of 1X or 2X PCIe devices?

because in manual ; The PCIEX4_1 slot shares bandwidth with front USB3_34 ports and back
USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports.
If a X2 device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, the front USB3_34 ports
will be disabled.
If a X4 or higher device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, both front
USB3_34 and back USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports will be disabled.

If the sound is X1 Pcie, So i wont disable usb's. am I righ?

xeromist
Moderator
Yeah it will fit in a x1 slot, but I thought your first post said you already had a wifi card in that slot? You can also put smaller cards in larger sized slots if you want to experiment with different configurations. You just won't be able to put a larger card into a smaller slot without an adapter.
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xeromist wrote:
Yeah it will fit in a x1 slot, but I thought your first post said you already had a wifi card in that slot? You can also put smaller cards in larger sized slots if you want to experiment with different configurations. You just won't be able to put a larger card into a smaller slot without an adapter.

Dear thanks for your help. I think i did not say my point clear. I have a rampage v e 10
I have installed
1.3070 vga on PCIe16X_1
2.Asus Arion 10G Network Card on PCIe16X_3
3.Asus AX3000 Wireless Network cark with bluetooth on PCIe2X

Now I want install sound card.
I have 3 PCIe left.
PCIe16_2X, PCIe_4Xand PCIe 16X_4

In mainboard manual referred to
The PCIEX8_4 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 and U.2
40-LANE CPU:
- In 4-Way configuration, if the PCIEX16/X8_1 is used in x16 mode,
both U.2 and M.2 ports will be disabled.

The PCIEX4_1 slot shares bandwidth with front USB3_34 ports and back
USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports.
If a X2 device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, the front USB3_34 ports
will be disabled.
If a X4 or higher device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, both front
USB3_34 and back USB3.1_EC1_EA2 ports will be disabled.

Now I want to know which slot is great for installing sound card that ssd does not disable ?
As sound card is 1X device and install on PCIe4X, does it cause to disable USB as it wrote on manual? "If a X2 device is connected to the PCIEx4_1 slot, the front USB3_34 ports will be disabled."
Sincerely

xeromist
Moderator
Based on the text as written, it appears putting an x1 device in the x4 slot does not have any negative consequences. However I do not know because it does not explicitly say what happens with an x1 device. I'm only reading what you're reading.
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thanks for your help, you so kind
wish you best