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Will a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium work better in a PCI-e x16 slot?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chris6273, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. chris6273

    chris6273 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    I'm thinking of grabbing a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium Sound Card for Christmas as I am fed up of the distortion of bass from my onboard sound but there is a question which I am curious as to what the answer is...

    Would the Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium work better when slotted into a PCI-e x16 slot rather than the PCI-e x1 slot?

    Cheers for your answers
     
  2. leroys1000

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    No,it will just use the same contacts as the pci express 1 slot uses.
    Although you could use it that way if you need the space.it's not
    going to make any performance difference.
     
  3. Gulo Luseus

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    By a coincidence, I just had the reverse...

    I tried my card in a 16x slot (did not have access to a 1x), but as this put the soundcard right next to my second GFX card I had to move it. Involved removing the UD7 huge heatsink, but I did manage to get it into a 1x slot. No performance loss at all- it only uses the 1x contacts as leroys said, and it seemed to have a mnor impact on FPS. I assume from this that the extra lane in the 16x slot in addition to the 2 GFX cards it didnt like.

    So no, put it in a 1x- there is no benefit to more lanes, as it wont use them anyway, and MAY have a slight effect on other things :)
     
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