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my motherboard (dfi nf4 lanparty ultra) has 2 pci-e slots. Since the 8800gtx is so huge can I install it on any pci-e slot or do i have to install it on the first one.
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post #2 of 21
The main card ALWAYS goes in the first slot.
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post #3 of 21
I'm not sure if you have to mod it but you could try moving the jumpers to SLI position and see if it works
    
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post #4 of 21
I believe you CAN install it on the bottom most, but it's a guaranteed to work if you put it in your first slot.
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post #5 of 21
Is there any difference in bandwidth?

And boredom: I thought the Ultra D was not an SLI board?
    
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Is there any difference in bandwidth?

And boredom: I thought the Ultra D was not an SLI board?
Bottom slot is 8x top slot is 16x

Doesn't really make a difference in my experience.
 
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Yep... x16 DEFINATLEY isn't used. Considering AGP didn't even use more than 6x of its 8x.
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post #8 of 21
With an 8800 though, the need for bandwidth might be more
    
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
With an 8800 though, the need for bandwidth might be more
True, do you think it uses more than x10 than the total x16?
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post #10 of 21
not sure how much it'll need, but I expect more than x8. Thus, there might be a noticable difference between x8 and x16 in this case.
    
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