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i have a very big problem here..
i own a P5K premium motherboard.
and a 8800ultra.
problem is that i have 3 pci slots on this Bord
and i need all of them but when i put my 8800ultra in i have only 1 pci slot left. because my 8800ultra has a accelero ac colling
heat sink on it AND IT COVERS ALL THE PCI SLOTS UP.

but i have found out that if i move my 8800ultra to the bottom pci-e slot i then all my pci slots agen...BUT THAT PCI-E SLOTS AT 4x NOT 16x SO ALL MY GAMES RUN LIKE CRAP..

what i want to know is is it possible to get that slot to be a 16x slot and put the other one to a 4x slot if you get what i mean....or am i buying a new motherboard.

this is soo not funny.
    
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You're gonna have to buy a new motherboard.
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Nope, electrically the slot is likely just 4X, dang.

Out of curiosity, what cards are you planning to run in PCI slots?
    
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Nope, electrically the slot is likely just 4X, dang.

Out of curiosity, what cards are you planning to run in PCI slots?
just my 8800ultra thats it for now.....
i think it may be time to go get a P5N32-E-SLI.
    
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Technically you may be able to depending on how the printed circuit is designed, and I hate to be an @$$ but there is no way I'm walking you through the process. There'd just be a way too high of a risk to kill your motherboard for good.

You'd have to cut the circuitry to the x4 slot and then solder wires that run from the x16 slot to the other one. And then hope that the electrical current within them is strong enough to not be affected by the extra resistance.


I did it once a veerrrry long time ago to an ISA slot that got burnt out for some reason...but back then it was easy. The connectors were huge, PCBs didn't have so many layers to them, etc.
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just my 8800ultra thats it for now.....
i think it may be time to go get a P5N32-E-SLI.
For addon cards that you don't have?

Your need an excuse that badly?
    
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Technically you may be able to depending on how the printed circuit is designed, and I hate to be an @$$ but there is no way I'm walking you through the process. There's just be a way too high of a risk to kill your motherboard for good.

You'd have to cut the circuitry to the x4 slot and then solder wires that run from the x16 slot to the other one.
yep and that's going to be easy .................not

1slot for sound card.
1slot for tv card.
that's it that's all i need.
but it look like its not happening.
    
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You COULD try a detached riser card if you can fit it in your case safely
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You COULD try a detached riser card if you can fit it in your case safely
what do you mean ..something i have never herd of.

on more thing there i dont have a case..just what i need to get it to work.
    
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PCI riser cards are cards that go into PCI slots and work kind of like extension cables. They are used in thin cases to allow you install PCI cards parallel to the MB instead of perpendicular.

You'd just have to find one that fits well for your needs.

http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop...ci_sku=7010703
http://mypccase.stores.yahoo.net/2uricaw3x32p.html
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