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Can you use the second PCI-E slot on a P5WDH?

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If I have no card in the first pci-e slot, and a card in the second pci-e slot, will it work?
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post #2 of 8
yeah, it should work no problem.
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post #3 of 8
I'm not quite sure, but on my Asus there is a card setting between the PCI-E slots in which you flip around depending on where the single card is being used.

It may be the case with your board as well.
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post #4 of 8
i would take a look at your owners manual just to be sure...one of the slots might not run at the full 16x bandwidth
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post #5 of 8
Yes it will work. Either slot can run a graphics card (or both in crossfire or sli with modded drivers). You can also run two video cards (non crossfire or sli) for multi diplay support.
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post #6 of 8
Manual says to run the one card in the orange, primary slot if it is running alone.

I dont know if that means it wont work if its in the black slot by itself
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post #7 of 8
the orange slot if just probably full speed. while the second can only go up to 8x.
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post #8 of 8
Thats right sideburns. two cards run at 8x each, one card in primary slot 16x, one card in secondary slot 8x
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