1.    23 Aug 2017 #1

    Adding a USB card


    I want to add a Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 5-Port PCI Express Card, or preferably a Ideapro 7 Port USB 3.0 Internal PCI-E PCI Express Host Controller Expansion Card Adapter with 4 Pin Power Connector. As I need a lot of extra USB sockets, for my GA-F2A88XM-HD3 mobo, however I have a EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650Ti Boost Superclocked Nvidia Graphics Card fitted to the pci-e 16 slot, which covers the pci-e 1 socket.....there is another pci-e16 slot which gigabyte refer to as a pci-e 4 capable socket ???

    Will the 7 port fit ? Or maybe the 5 port card ?

    many thanks in advance
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  2.    23 Aug 2017 #2
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    It probably is a PCIe-16 physical socket but is only wired with 4 PCIe lanes. Should work fine with any PCIe-4 card. This is very common on a lot of systems.

    Jim
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  3.    23 Aug 2017 #3
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  4.    23 Aug 2017 #4
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    It should be fine.

    Jim
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  5.    23 Aug 2017 #5

    Thanks so much, not much room under my graphic card, but hopefully this rather a flat card so should fit ok.

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  6.    23 Aug 2017 #6
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    It has a lot of room as that PCIe-4 slot is the last slot on your board.

    Jim
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  7.    23 Aug 2017 #7

    Hoped it would be, but thought the pci slot was the last one, that's excellent news.

    thanks for your help
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