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5770 x16 showing as a x1?

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I'm actually looking to buy a used XFX 5770 (double lifetime warranty makes me less uncomfortable,) but the seller claims it shows as a x1 instead of a x16?

I personally have no idea what he means, but figure someone here might. Any help would be appreciated.
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The card is running at X1, which is bad. If you need to, buy it and RMA it. If you dont want to rma it dont buy it
    
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Its possible his board only supports 1x I had a older Gigabyte that only supported 1x PCIe. Also possible he's not configured properly
     
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Tell the seller you will only pay 1/16th of the price since it only runs at x1 and should run at x16.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
The card is running at X1, which is bad. If you need to, buy it and RMA it. If you dont want to rma it dont buy it
Noob question, how would I go about doing that?

+rep for all, btw. thanks for the speedy replies.
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Originally Posted by Intricate09 View Post
Noob question, how would I go about doing that?

+rep for all, btw. thanks for the speedy replies.
It varies from one company to another but the general process is like:
1. you contact the company (eg Asus) by email and send them all the info about the card and purchase (eg date of purchase)
2. they authorize the process (giving you a rma number)
3. you pack the card and send it back to the company
4. they receive the authorized package and mail you back a good card
post #7 of 9
the card is running only at 1x on his board , the 5770 is capable of 16x , 8x , 4 x , 1x .

If your current gfx card is running at 16x , then so will this one .

sounds like the seller is abit noobish , proabably brand new and he thinks its faulty cos its at 1x .. its his board not the gpu .. U might score urself a bargain if u con him into believing his card is defective .
Edited by Xristo - 5/11/11 at 8:02pm
    
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Most likely working fine. I would be surprised if it weren't.
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Originally Posted by openchut82 View Post
Tell the seller you will only pay 1/16th of the price since it only runs at x1 and should run at x16.
Good one!
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