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July 31, 2011, 02:05:40 PM
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I'm sure this has been asked somewhere else but I've searched many times and cannot find this scenario in any results.

I have a 16x pcie slot on my MB and I plugged a 1X -> 16 Riser in the slot however the video card is not being detected.  When I plug the 1x ->16x riser in a 1x slot on my motherboard it's detected and works fine.

Any ideas?
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July 31, 2011, 02:10:32 PM
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get a 16x to 16x riser

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July 31, 2011, 02:25:20 PM
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With some mobos, you have to short some pins to make the x1 extender work in a x16 slot:

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=30831.0

See the third post.

Be careful, though, as some have reported frying their boards doing this. I would order a x16 --> x16 connector, and maybe do the short trick while you are waiting for it to arrive (if you really want to mine this way in the meantime).

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July 31, 2011, 02:49:48 PM
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Thanks, I'll just order the 16x -> 16x riser and be done with it.
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