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post #1 of 11
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Everytime I overclock my cpu to whatever value my link width for the pci-express drops from x16 to x1. This is so annoying. Is there a fix im missing or is this a sign that Gigabyte does ****ty boards.


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You know, I had that same exact board. I always found that +.1 (G)MCH voltage fixed it. Then I overclocked it to 500FSB and it got stuck permanetly at 1X so I had to RMA it. I decided to go with the DS3R instead and now that issue is 100% fixed.
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post #3 of 11
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I've tried everything and nothing works it still stuck at x1. Only time it goes to x16 is when I set my bios settings to default. Can I get an rma for this board from gigabyte?
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post #4 of 11
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I heard that raising the pci-e frequency to 104mhz would bring it back up to 16x. Is this true. What does pci-frequency do. Can it burn your card if you bring it up?
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by dynoman101 View Post
I heard that raising the pci-e frequency to 104mhz would bring it back up to 16x. Is this true. What does pci-frequency do. Can it burn your card if you bring it up?
It's just the frequency of the pci express bus that your video card and maybe some other stuff run on. I've heard that increasing it can help with this issue. Just stay under 110 and you should be safe.
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post #6 of 11
Just increase the PCI-E bus and it should work.
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post #7 of 11
Gigabyte boards work good.. dont hate!
post #8 of 11
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i tried 104mhz but then my pc would start but I wouldnt see anything.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by dynoman101 View Post
I heard that raising the pci-e frequency to 104mhz would bring it back up to 16x. Is this true. What does pci-frequency do. Can it burn your card if you bring it up?
I remember we both had this problem, I tried everything to and I found that leaving the pci at 101 Mhz worked like a charm when nothing else would - I haven't had it switch back to x1 in over a month!
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post #10 of 11
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I installed the new bios (F12) and as of 10 reboots it loaded at 16x. Hope it stays that way.
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