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So I just got a OCZ ram cooler but it was touching my 8800GTX (G80) and I didn't want to risk shorting anything, so I moved the card to the secondary PCI-16x slot (black). Will this be a problem? The ASUS P5K manual said that it is recommended to use the primary slot (blue).

Plz help! Thanks guys!
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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
So I just got a OCZ ram cooler but it was touching my 8800GTX (G80) and I didn't want to risk shorting anything, so I moved the card to the secondary PCI-16x slot (black). Will this be a problem? The ASUS P5K manual said that it is recommended to use the primary slot (blue).

Plz help! Thanks guys!

You're only getting x4 PCI-E bandwidth.
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as long as it turns on you should be fine. As long as you aren't running crossfire, that slot should allow full bandwidth.

Edit: nevermind.
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but my board supports Crossfire... so shouldn't both be 16x?
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but my board supports Crossfire... so shouldn't both be 16x?

Not the P35, only the X38/48 are electrically x16/x16.
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