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anyone seen this??? using a pci-e 16x card in a pci-e 1x slot

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check it out here

http://forums.pcbsd.org/viewtopic.php?t=8939

sorry if this has already been posted...

i was thinking about doing this in a few months to run 2 video cards
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post #2 of 9
What the hell... someone go try that and verify it?
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post #3 of 9
Ohh thats awesome!
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post #4 of 9
Suposing that really works, would it work with my 16x card, if I put another in the 1x for SLI? I realize it's not worth it a all, but is it possible?
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post #5 of 9
It will work without problems. The front pins you see after the key on a PCI-Ex16 graphics card are just for "extra" communication, whereas the the front ones (which are connected in a PCI-Ex1 slot) are the essential ones.
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post #6 of 9
I have read about people doing this if they mess up (somehow) their pci-e x16 slot...
but it will kill performance.
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post #7 of 9
Time to setup SLI with 16x + 1x
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post #8 of 9
You can't expect to get good gaming performance from something like that, but it would probably work for non-3d applications.
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post #9 of 9
wow does it still work
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