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MSI 780 Lightning won't let me install my sound card like this.. --- HELP

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Hello guys redface.gif

I have a real problem with my new computer.. madsmiley.png

I have this mother board: GA-Z87X-UD4H

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 80

and when I installed the MSI 780 lightning, it blocked all of the PCI Express slots and I could not install my sound card.

My questions is:

Can I move the MSI 780 to where the RED arrow is in the picture above, so I can freely install my sound card here:

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 80

I have Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx soundcard

Please help me thank you very very much thumb.gifrolleyes.gif
post #2 of 11
wont make a difference to your gpu performance since they are both pci 3 16x slots, so i dont see why not thumb.gif
Edited by 50shadesofray - 1/15/14 at 3:19pm
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post #3 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 50shadesofray View Post

wont make a difference to your gpu performance so i dont see why not thumb.gif

ARE YOU SERIOUS __ I WILL LOVE YOU TILL I DIE

because I was about getting this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158190

SO, can any one confirm that it will work fine smile.gif
post #4 of 11
The slot is only 8x electrical (the first one is 16x) however it's not going to affect your performance at all. You'd be really hard pressed to see the difference even if you were a competitive benchmarker.

So yes it will work and there wont be any noticeable performance difference.
 
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
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The slot is only 8x electrical (the first one is 16x) however it's not going to affect your performance at all. You'd be really hard pressed to see the difference even if you were a competitive benchmarker.

So yes it will work and there wont be any noticeable performance difference.
not to offend or anything but you are incorrect, the slot is pci-e 3.0 16x refering to the picture on newegg
seen here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128617
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post #6 of 11
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not to offend or anything but you are incorrect, the slot is pci-e 3.0 16x refering to the picture on newegg
seen here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128617

Yeah but if you check the pictures of the board you can clearly see that it's only wired for 8x operation and all the specs lists I've seen say the same. Physical 16x slot, runs at 8x.

Not that it'll matter when it comes to performance you'll get but still.
 
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post #7 of 11
woah you are going into deep depth for that confusedsmiley.png but correct on the fact that itll make zero to little performance difference. ahhh i see what you are saying now, i checked the back of the board and notcied there are half the pins.
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post #8 of 11
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I honestly have no idea about what you are talking about guys.. Damn, I feel stupid.

Anyway, the last answer is YES I can go ahead and switch it to the other slot. Right smile.gif ?

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post #9 of 11
Yes, no problem at all with using the GPU in that slot. Will work and the performance will be the same.
 
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post #10 of 11
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Yes, no problem at all with using the GPU in that slot. Will work and the performance will be the same.

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