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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series will not work in PCIe x8 slot

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When an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 is plugged into a PCIe x16 slot, it works just fine. However, if it is plugged into an x8 slot or less, the graphics card will not boot. The Problem? Plain and simple incompatibility. Not only are they not listed in the PCI Express Integrators List, but there have been several reports of people sticking their 8800 in a PCI Express x8 slot and being sorely disappointed at the failure to boot. An X-bit labs review also showed that the 8800 series may not even be compatible with some mainboards. Basically, if you are buying an 8800 series, make sure you're not getting a second one before ensuring that you have two PCI Express lanes operating at full speed.
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post #2 of 18
nice find i have been saying this for a while yet had now proof
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tHAT SUcks!
SLI is not going to be a option for many people because of that.
I need to check my board's manual....
post #4 of 18
Yes I saw that a little While ago..Silly if you ask me.
post #5 of 18
Well , SLI with 8800 in my board isn't possible, when sli'ed the board runs at Pci-Express x8.
Maybe they will fix it with future cards ?
post #6 of 18
i know the 680i boards run at 16/16 so if you want sli 8800s grab a conroe
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My DQ6 isn't booting my new XFX 8800GTX ... but I did forget a PCI-E connector. I need a new PSU past my damn Hiper 580w anyway...

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hmm, thats weird cause I thought my eVGA mobo was only 8x slots. Maybe I was wrong oh well. But that just sucks more cause now there isn't even a possibility of going SLI on my P5B
    
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How is that possible? The new 650i chipset from nvidia has dual x8's for SLI and it's MEANT for SLI 8800's...

If the only board that can run dual 8800's is a 680i, then nvidia is going to lose alotttttttt of $$$ on that venture. lame.
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Does anyone with dual 8800's have a 8x board to back this up?
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