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I have a gtx 580 lightning sitting on the top slot of my pci-e on a maximus iv extreme-z motherboard. It says on gpu-z im running at x8 but im on a x16 slot just wondering why it would be running x8?

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Do you have anything else in any of the other slots? like a sound card ect? That may be why, Because it will only run 16x if it's using a single slot or if it's running 3 slots and one of them running off the n2000 chip.

Edit: I just saw you sig rig, so yeah that sound card is most likely why.
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so how can i make it run x16? im going to be getting my gtx 590 classified in a day i just want to know how to configure it so it will run x16 instead of x8?
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You can only run 16x off a single card from the intel chipset, 2 cards they will both be 8x. 3 cards will be 8x,8x,16x and 4 will be 8x,8x,8x,8x. So in order to have it run 16x it has to be the only card in there tho honestly you will not see a difference between 8x and 16x unless your doing major resolutions like 1600p and/or 3d surround
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Oh no wonder...yeah i guess there aint much i can do it be a waste taking out my sound card just for x16 speed thanks for the info but yeah if i decide to sli my 590 i heard u can run x16x16x8 with the nf200 chip?
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oh never mind lol only if u tri sli so sli it be x8x8x16?only if its tri sli with a sound card it be x16x16x8?
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Its all in the manual. Page 2-14 and 2-15
    
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thx something i should have figure
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post #9 of 9
if you tri sli one of the 3 cards can run 16x but the with latency from the n2000 chip you might as well consider it 8x again XD
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