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Hello, I was just checking my GPU specs in the control panel, and I saw this weird thing saying:
BUS: PCI-Express x8

Now, I have a single video card on the PCI Express x16 slot, and my chipset is Nvidia Nforce 4 SLI.

Is this normal it's show x8 up?
Keep in mind I don't remember if it used to show x8 or x16.
    
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It is probably in the "second" slot of your mobo. It needs to be in the upper model, else try putting it in the lower one.
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Would it change performance switching the slots? But I think I used to see it in x16 in control panel. I just turned on coolbits, could that be the reason? I am confident now, it used to show x16.
    
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What video card?
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Never mind guys, I just restarted my comp and now it displays PCI Express x16 as usual, weird Windows, gave me a scare.
thanks for helping.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX
It is probably in the "second" slot of your mobo. It needs to be in the upper model, else try putting it in the lower one.
I'm pretty sure nForce 4 SLi chipsets have two configs:
  • Top Slot 16x, Bottom slot 1x
  • Dual 8x
    Just thought I'd say.
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