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I installed a PCI-E riser x16 but for some reason, it has reduced my 580 from 2.0 x8 to 1.1 x4.

Any idea why?

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I guess you've tried connecting it a couple of times to make sure it's connected right!

Do all the contacts look the same as on your card headscratch.gif
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I hope you are not looking at this while on idle, as it is completely normal for both cards to actually clock down to something like x4 1.1.

Try opening something to stress the cards and check if it raises.
    
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I guess you've tried connecting it a couple of times to make sure it's connected right!
Do all the contacts look the same as on your card headscratch.gif
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I checked to see if everything was plugged in correctly. Also it appears to have 4 strange gold pins with a black tip? But my card only has 1 of these....i think...

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I hope you are not looking at this while on idle, as it is completely normal for both cards to actually clock down to something like x4 1.1.
Try opening something to stress the cards and check if it raises.

I did stress and check. I sort of knew something was not right when i only got about 10fps increase with sli enabled.
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I have no idea then. eek.gif

Tried using it on a different slot? on the first slot maybe?
    
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I have no idea then. eek.gif
Tried using it on a different slot? on the first slot maybe?

No, but in theory, i would get the same result.
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Sounds like your x16 raiser might be a knock off thats not what it says?

I would try it on the other slots and see if its the same results there!
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Sounds like your x16 raiser might be a knock off thats not what it says?
I would try it on the other slots and see if its the same results there!

Yeah could be a knock off. It is not working on PCI-E 2.0.
I will get a refund and ask around for better gear. The condition does not look up to snuff i must say. Black areas around most solder points and residue in the corner. However, the other half of the equipment seems perfectly fine. Looks like a PCB to PCB missmatch.
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Yeah could be a knock off. It is not working on PCI-E 2.0.
I will get a refund and ask around for better gear. The condition does not look up to snuff i must say. Black areas around most solder points and residue in the corner. However, the other half of the equipment seems perfectly fine. Looks like a PCB to PCB missmatch.

Could be! Does not sound promising, but try it on the other slot, and if its not working, get a refund ASAP!
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Could be! Does not sound promising, but try it on the other slot, and if its not working, get a refund ASAP!

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