First off i didnt realize a pce e x1 slot was different from the other pce e slots ie 16x. So i put it into my bottom slot 16 physical 4 electrical... is it ok to have it in this slot i mean the connectors on the card dont cover the whole slot lol it just kinda fills the first part of the slot and the rest is left empty this ok? Secondly when i set speaker properties to 24bit 48000 the effects on the xonar dont work ie environmental, equalizer and such. I found this link http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx...X&id=20090703220344656&page=1&SLanguage=en-us post number 8 he goes on to say this: 1) downgrade the default format in "speaker properties" of windows to 24 bit, 48000hz 2) in xonar audio center, put the bitrate to 192khz enjoy PD: with bitrates above 24 bit, 48000hz on speaker properties, all effects are disabled (EQ, effects, etc) I HOPE ASUS RELEASE A FIX FOR THIS!!! well it worked.. but i mean am i losing sound quality?? if i set the 192000khz setting in the asus panel is it overiding the speaker property settings?? Am i truely getting 192. If not i would prefer to just switch the speaker properties back to 24 bit and forget the eq and rest of effects can anyone comment on this perhaps a work around? the speaker properties are at the default 16bit 41000 atm and the xonar panel is at 192000 lol so which one am i getting?