PCI-E Extension cable (riser Card)


Apr 24, 2009
Hey I need a long PCI-E Extension cable and the only ones i seem to be able to find are for PCI.... The longer the better....Also any info u can give? This is gonna sound really weird, but I'd like to connect atleast 1 of my 9800 GX2s so any info about the results of connecting them to a Riser card would be great.

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Nov 28, 2014
Hi Guys,

Sorry I am new, Just need some help (sorry if I posted this in the wrong place not sure how to post :p )

I have a Gigabyte z68xp-ud4 board with 2x 290 cards in crossfire. This leaves basically no room to access the pcie ports (2 of which are on there) the first one is totally covered the second I can squeeze a pcie x1 riser cable which I bought off eBay (ie; http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-PCI-Express-PCI-E-1X-Slo...) to connect the card outside the case (I know not best idea but any-ways)

Thing is the card works when its plugged directly to the board however when I plug it into the extension riser cable it lights up as usual but no cigar in windows even when I try to install drivers.

Am I doing something wrong?

I might add there is a thin red strip on the side of the cable that seems to be cut or torn halfway down, I may have done this when pulling it though the back of my case. Could this be the cause? or not reinvent.

Thing that throws me is the fact that it lights up so its getting power but not working in windows. FYI Windows 8.1 x64

I might add the sound card is a Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty - http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page/sc_b00654ptt2-01sb1356.jpg