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ok i noticed some switches on the back of my GPU but cant find any info on what they are for or what they do



any one have any ideas or info if you are going to post links to forums make sure they still exist please
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ok i noticed some switches on the back of my GPU but cant find any info on what they are for or what they do



any one have any ideas or info if you are going to post links to forums make sure they still exist please
Just flip the switch. What could possibly go wrong?
    
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Just flip the switch. What could possibly go wrong?
A lot?
    
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A lot?
exactly why i want to know what they are for do before i touch them
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Somekind of bios switch maybe. But flip it only if you have your pc off.
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A lot?
Or nothing.

Why would they put a switch on the card so it can self-destruct?
    
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could be i cant find any info on the web btw its 2 switches so i guess 1 for each GPU
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Or nothing.

Why would they put a switch on the card so it can self-destruct?
Well, if you don't know what it does, it's best not to change it. You never know what it could be.

As far as I can see (not much info on it), it's a dip switch(es) to change it from PCI-E 1.1 > 2.0, or something like that.

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Well, if you don't know what it does, it's best not to change it. You never know what it could be.

As far as I can see (not much info on it), it's a dip switch(es) to change it from PCI-E 1.1 > 2.0, or something like that.


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Yeah, but it could well have been overvoltage/clock speed control, so it's best to be safe rather than sorry.
    
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