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Will either of the 16x PCI-e slots work for video?

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Just curious if I can use either of the 16x slots for my video card. I have a eVGA 7800GT and it is long enough to sit over top the chipset fan in the first slot. If I could move it to the second slot, it wouldn't block it much at all. So are they both full bandwidth?

 

Appreciate the help,

 

Chum

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Disregard - I just saw a blip in the FAQ that I missed my first time through. In case you're wondering, you can set both slots to be 8x, but not set the bottom slot to 16x.

 

Chum

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You are correct Chum. Setting the jumpers to dual card mode results in both PCIe slots running at X8.

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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I also have the same problem but I have a waterblock on the chipset. So I have no way of using the top slot. Is there any other fix to get around having to run my X800PRO at 8x?

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theres no difrent in performance i use the bottum slot a 8x cos my his x850 wont fit in top

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Chum.. you seemed to find your answer.. but please search next time before posting.. There is MANY threads about this already...

 

There is even a thread where someone benched the differences from using a 8x slot and a 16x slot..

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