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Is it OK to leave my gpu in the second PCI-E slot if there is nothing in the first PCI-E slot?

I just replaced my GTS 250 with a 560 Ti 448c but the 560 was not recognized in the first slot (which my 250 used to be in). So I took it out and put it in the second slot and was able to install it. Is it OK to leave it there or should I move it back to the first slot and see if it is still detected?

NOTE: Used CD the 560 came with to install drivers when it was in the second slot, while in the first slot I tried to install with the drivers I downloaded from nVidia's website.
 
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If it's working now I don't see the problem. But i'd be sure to put it in the first slot and make sure you get it to work if you plan to crossfire it in the future. W7 should recognize it and have basic drivers, but sometimes you need to disable/re-enable the slot/card and sometimes a CMOS clear can help. driver sweeper can also be useful.
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If you didn't already then try again in the first slot while selecting custom install for the drivers and then tick the clean install option for both the drivers on the cd as well as the latest from the web.
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Originally Posted by juano View Post

If you didn't already then try again in the first slot while selecting custom install for the drivers and then tick the clean install option for both the drivers on the cd as well as the latest from the web.

Awesome, seemed to work. thumb.gif

Probably was a simple question, but I have only ever had the one graphics card before this one and hadn't gone through the whole upgrade thing yet. smile.gif
 
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