[Ukfreebsd] Recommendations for a PCI-e soundcard?

Paul Webster paul.g.webster at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 21 10:45:46 GMT 2017

or perhaps get two pci's and a usb 3? (not sure of support)

On 21 March 2017 at 10:44, Paul Webster <paul.g.webster at googlemail.com>

> think I would just slap in a bluetooth adapter (+blue tooth headphones) or
> a cheap usb sound card, why waste the pci-e slot :)
> On 21 March 2017 at 09:23, andy thomas <andy at time-domain.co.uk> wrote:
>> I've long used FreeBSD as a desktop OS as well as for servers &
>> firewalls, etc and I've now started using a Dell Poweredge T710 tower
>> server as a desktop PC as it's fast with lots of memory & storage. But it
>> has no PCI slots, only PCI-e so I can't use tried & tested PCI bus sound
>> cards in this machine which are known to be supported by FreeBSD.
>> I'm thinking of buying the Creative Audigy RX 7.1 as it seems to be based
>> on a revised version of the EMU10k2 chipset which I use under FreeBSD on
>> PCI-bus systems and won't be an expensive flop if I can't get it to work
>> under BSD (I can put it into a Linux box instead). But before doing so I
>> thought I'd ask here first in case someone has already got a PCI-e sound
>> card working under FreeBSD. Does anyone have any recommendations? By the
>> way, the card has to be a PCI-e x1 type as all the free slots are x1 (the
>> single x16 slot is already filled with a nVidia graphics card).
>> Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
>> Andy
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