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Hello,

I have a question: My 8800GTS is currently in the so called light-express slot of my motherboard so it's not in the normal slot.
Does this say that my videocard is now running on 4x instead of 16x?
Or does it automatically gives that light-express slot x16 since there is no card in the normal x16 slot.
If it runs on 4x, I want to put the card in the x16, is this just possible without getting problems?

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Right click on desktop>Nvidia Control Panel>Help>System Information.

Under Bus what pci-e speed does it say your card is running out?
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It says:
Bus: PCI-Express 4x
damnit

That brings me to my next question, can I just switch from slot without difficulties?
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcenon View Post
It says:
Bus: PCI-Express 4x
damnit

That brings me to my next question, can I just switch from slot without difficulties?
Yeh, shove it in the pci-e x16 slot.
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Yeh, shove it in the pci-e x16 slot.
Because someone I know (and he knows a bit of computers) said:
If you just change the videocard slot it will do something weird in the registry or something? Is this bull?
So I can just put it in the other slot without installing the drivers over again and etc?
And when I open my case (antec Ninehundred) do I have to think about something? Don't want to thrash it lol xD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcenon View Post
Because someone I know (and he knows a bit of computers) said:
If you just change the videocard slot it will do something weird in the registry or something? Is this bull?
So I can just put it in the other slot without installing the drivers over again and etc?
And when I open my case (antec Ninehundred) do I have to think about something? Don't want to thrash it lol xD
just put it in the other slot... it will be fine - that guy who told you that it would do something weird was talking out his ass
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcenon View Post
Because someone I know (and he knows a bit of computers) said:
If you just change the videocard slot it will do something weird in the registry or something? Is this bull?
So I can just put it in the other slot without installing the drivers over again and etc?
And when I open my case (antec Ninehundred) do I have to think about something? Don't want to thrash it lol xD
It should be fine. I know someone that has done this before.
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Just undo the screws and pull off the side. As long as there is not a side fan attached it will be fine.
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It should be fine. I know someone that has done this before.
Antec 900:
Just undo the screws and pull off the side. As long as there is not a side fan attached it will be fine.
Which side, the one with the window? (I have a fan aerocool120mm installed there xD)


/EDIT Btw I know why the computer-company put the videocard in the light express slot, because they can't fit it in the other slot cause its blocked by my memory cooler. So I would have to remove that one.
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Which side, the one with the window? (I have a fan aerocool120mm installed there xD)
Yes the side with the window. Just slowly open the door, get your hands in and disconnect the fan.
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And what cables and stuff do I have to reseat? And I heard something about static charges and etc. And for what do I really have to look out for. That I absolutely may not touch
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