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Can I put Graphics card in the 2nd 16x slot not the first?

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Hi,
Im going to attempt my second ever computer build using a Lian-li A05 case.
Because of the inverted MOBO setup I want to put my GTX-570 card in the second 16x PCI slot which is closer to the
roof/top of my case...is this ok? I read the manual and it suggests putting it in the firts 16x PCI slot
Im going to buy the GigaByte Z68XP-UD4 MOBO ...
Im really new to this but hey its just a big jigsaw puzzle isnt it...lol...
post #2 of 10
Try it, see what happens. There shouldnt be any major problems (i.e. damage done), but it might not work.
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No problem. If it's still x16, you won't get any bandwidth limit
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It is 16x but it says it runs at 8x? similarly the 3rd "16x" slot runs at 4x? not sure what that means ?
post #5 of 10
it will run at 8 if the 16 and 8 slots are full. Give it a go and GPU-Z will tell you in the bus interface.
post #6 of 10
You shouldn't have any performance degradation but certain motherboards recommend using a particular slot over others when running a single video card.

Check your manual but chances are you really won't notice a difference.
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Originally Posted by Ozigoo View Post

Hi,
Im going to attempt my second ever computer build using a Lian-li A05 case.
Because of the inverted MOBO setup I want to put my GTX-570 card in the second 16x PCI slot which is closer to the
roof/top of my case...is this ok? I read the manual and it suggests putting it in the firts 16x PCI slot
Im going to buy the GigaByte Z68XP-UD4 MOBO ...
Im really new to this but hey its just a big jigsaw puzzle isnt it...lol...


The second PCIEx16 slot operates at x8 speed.

gigabyte ga z68xp ud4.JPG

 

If you put the GTX570 there, there will be a few % framerate loss for a few demanding games.  This is negligible.

 

If there will not be anything in between the GTX570 and the top of the case, I reckon putting the GTX570 to the second PCIEx16 slot (ie closer to the case top) will not yield a noticeable benefit when compared to putting the card to the first slot.

 

I say, either way is ok.

 


Edited by windfire - 1/14/12 at 7:41pm
post #8 of 10
You will run the card at x8 speed if you use the second slot. The frame rates may go down, but it's negligible
post #9 of 10
There isn't much of a difference between 8x and 16x. You probably won't even notice.
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Thanks guys, much appreciated...I havnt bought all the gear yet but just trying to work out the layout in my mind first...glad to know I have the option of the second slot if things get tight...cheers
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