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if you just need something to work temporarily and got the mobo for free notch out that x1 and get a normal x16 GPU and slap it in there, problem solved and you get to feel like a genius that didn't get shafted.
Lol you can run a x16 in a x1 slot by notching it?

if it was x16 I'd go for the 5450...its only $29.99
but since you need x1 I'd get the cheaper Ion
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Yep, just notch out the closed back out of the PCIe x1 on the mobo, don't do anything to the GPU at all. Isn't the rule with PCIe "if it fits it will work and if you can make it fit with powertools then even better." That's how that saying goes, right?
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Yep, just notch out the closed back out of the PCIe x1 on the mobo, don't do anything to the GPU at all. Isn't the rule with PCIe "if it fits it will work and if you can make it fit with powertools then even better." That's how that saying goes, right?
And here I thought cards would only work in their "right" slots.

Lol know how to fit a Rage128 into a AGP slot that is BACKWARDS from the card?
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The power tools rule only applies to PCIe that I know of, all the other ones actually need to be exact as far as I know.
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