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December 30, 2013, 05:03:06 AM
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Hi Guys as topic states what I would like to eventually do is use the Mini PCI slot to have another GPU on the Board, This will be 7 GPUs in total


There is only one MiniPCI slot and I was wondering If I could use a Mini PCI - 1x PCI-e Adapter http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-PCI-E-PCI-express-to-PCI-E-1X-Card-adapter-Riser-Extender-USB-port-/271353807736?pt=AU_CablesConnectors&hash=item3f2df28378&_uhb=1

As you see there. Once the adapter is on I then plug a Powered Riser cable going from 1x - 16x.. Then Finally Plug the GPU in.

I think this is possible I just want to confirm if anyone has seen it done or has done it
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December 30, 2013, 05:21:59 AM
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Depends on how many lanes your gpu-card is using.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/pci-express1.htm

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December 30, 2013, 05:45:41 AM
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 Huh

Lol sorry This is something I have never heard off , Yes I looked at the link you posted but still over my head.... Let me explain to you what I have or I should say what I will have.. possibly

At the moment I have Asrock - Z87 Formula OC Full Size MB - 6 x PCI-e Slots 1 x Mini PCI Slot

I have 3 x 280x R9 Toxic OC Saphire and planning to get 3x newer - R9 290x  - Which should boost my KH a little more Now I realized I have 1 more slot I maybe able to use, ITs the 1 x miniPCI I really do not have a single clue how many lanes the gpu takes, this is like a different language to me, how do I find this?

Maybe by telling you what I had you may know Tongue 
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December 30, 2013, 08:41:22 AM
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Bump - Anyone? Smiley
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December 30, 2013, 11:02:49 AM
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if you are going to try this, use a powered 1x -> 16x powered cable risor and an external power supply. Otherwise you'll likely burn up your laptop with the potential power draw.

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December 30, 2013, 11:29:54 AM
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Thanks for the reply, But its not a laptop its a GPU Rig which I am upgrading slowly, so far I have 3 x R9 280x Tri-X OC TOXIC And I was going to get another 3 x GPU Possibly the R9 290x Toxic OC version.

And then..... I realised there is another Mini PCI slot, which can be adpated to PCI-e 1x and then to x16 Which means i get another GPU - totalling all up 7xGPU rig

Here are my specs:

i3 CPU
4GB Ram
60GB SSD HDD
1200w Silverstone Goldedition Modular PSU - Peak 1300w & Rated at 1405w MAXIMUM<< IF I GET MORE THAN 4 CARDS I DO KNOW I AM GOING TO NEED ANOTHER POWER SUPPLY POSSIBLY 850w
Asrock Z87 Formula OC Motherboard with the following slots:

- 4 x PCI Express x16 slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE6)
- 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
- 1 x mini-PCI Express slot
- PLX8605 embedded
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 4-Way CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
- Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™

*mini-PCI Express slot is shared with PCIE5 slot.   <<<<<< I noticed this and I am not sure I understand this, If I have a GPU in PCIE5 with a powered 1-16x riser would that be fine with anoher gpu in the Mini PCI?

^^ This is my main question, I had a reply telling me - "Depends on how many lanes your gpu-card is using" But as you can see I do not understand what they mean by that, I have been trying to look it up and this proved difficult also. I am back at square one I still need to find out if I am able to use my Mini PCI slot if I purchase a powered MiniPCI -> PCIe 1x Powered adapter  http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-PCI-E-PCI-express-to-PCI-E-1X-Card-adapter-Riser-Extender-USB-port-/271353807736?pt=AU_CablesConnectors&hash=item3f2df28378&_uhb=1 << Like this And then Getting another Powered 1x -> 16x Extender cable Which will then allow me to plug the GPU in.

Anyone?
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December 30, 2013, 02:32:33 PM
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Hmmm Bumpty bump  Embarrassed
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December 30, 2013, 04:27:43 PM
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So no one has used or even heard of anyone using a miniPCI port? Wow for real? Not even heard about it?
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January 02, 2014, 03:53:17 PM
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*Ahermmm  Undecided
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January 04, 2014, 02:44:34 AM
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Just buy the thing. It's not expensive. Then experiment with the 1x to 16x connection by making a pcb-board yourself if it's not available for sale. And feel like Columbus if you succeed.

Either way: post your results here  Smiley

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January 04, 2014, 09:34:59 AM
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Just buy the thing. It's not expensive. Then experiment with the 1x to 16x connection by making a pcb-board yourself if it's not available for sale. And feel like Columbus if you succeed.

Either way: post your results here  Smiley


This is what I was going to do Smiley It seems I may be the first to experiment? THis will enable another 700-850KH in anyones rig... Most people have MiniPCI there but not used right?


I will post my results...

Goal = 7 X GPU Rig Mixed with TOXIC OC Tri-X 280X R9  x 3 & R9 290 x4

Hopefully get 5500-5650 Kh/s , I get 750Khs VERY stable from the r9 280 so I am hoping to get 800-850 from the r9 290

I am so angry that the last few weeks since I built my rig I can only run 2 cards because I am waiting for risers in the mail from Hong Kong, I tried putting 3 cards on the board but they get too hot 100c.. DAM IT! I cant believe that it takes so long to order these riser things, Ive looked at over 20 of Sydneys popular , Biggest , Computer supply shops and not one single shop had those risers for mining! 99% didnt even know what I was talking about! Argh!!!!?

Get this - I am in Sydney Australia I ordered the TINY ADAPTER FROM -www.Add2psu.com for 2 Powersupplies - 5 Days AFTER the risers, this thing came in 5 days From the US, which is most likely further in distance... damm Hong kong post!!!!
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January 28, 2014, 03:03:59 PM
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Hey bud, how did you go with this?

I've tried getting risers to work with this Mobo but only got 3 going.

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