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Author Topic: noob question pci express slots x8 or x4 the same than x16?  (Read 1202 times)
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June 08, 2011, 01:03:29 AM
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well. im quite new in the mining thing and im still having silly question like this one.
you have botleneck problems if you run one of your gpu in a x16 slot and another in a x8 pci express slot?
PD: sorry for my bad english.
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June 08, 2011, 01:14:31 AM
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x1 PCIe is plenty, you will have no bottleneck on x8.
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June 08, 2011, 01:23:47 AM
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Just remember, physically, 99% of video cards are x16 sized. But if you get an adapter, they will work in a x1, x4 or x8. I bought a low profile x16, used a x1 to x16 adapter, and plugged it straight in.

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June 08, 2011, 04:00:51 AM
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And you can cut plastic on pci-e 1x on mobo and plug in card there
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June 20, 2011, 07:25:01 AM
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And you can cut plastic on pci-e 1x on mobo and plug in card there

well. i think im stick with the adapter idea more than cut things out my MoBo.
thanks now i have a better idea about what i can do.
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