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post #31 of 149
doing that witha a mobo.
damm...
a long time ago i got a motherbord with onbord grathics.
BUT. you coud see were the pci x16 would have been, i
was going to do this mod but it looked to risky cos i had only one motherboard.

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Man! you are brave! thumbs up!
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thanks muchly!
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Wow crazy mod for sure. I cant wait to see if it actually works fully. I will be checking this thread again when there are some updates .

Nice work !
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small update

decided to test if stand-by power is functional: PASS

(clarification: stand-by = PC not on, but PSU is plugged in & is switched on)

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If this works then I will try it out on my AGP slot missing on the dell motherboard.


The only thing im scared though is this. It would apply to you too..

BIOS missing info about that slot.
    
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If this works then I will try it out on my AGP slot missing on the dell motherboard.


The only thing im scared though is this. It would apply to you too..

BIOS missing info about that slot.
will it apply to me? mmm, I have a gut feeling that says no - nothing factual to back that up tho :thumbup:
doubt it will matter for me anyway - reason being is, I only really needed power - I have obtained that - so BIOS aint an issue

what chipset is the dell mobo u got?

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Cool. Nice soldering skills
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I am sooooooooo tempted to add the PCI-Express x8 (electrically x4) slot to my mobo

heres a 'break-down' on my mobo & another one from Intel that is so darn similar:

my mobo model number is: SE7520BB2
other Intel mobo model number: SE7520BD2

a) 1 letter diff in model number
b) notice the bolded number - this is actually a Northbridge of Intel.. one thing is for sure: mobo models may change, but NB specs dont

diagramatic lay-out of my mobo:
(pic courtesy Intel)



diagramatic lay-out of the other Intel mobo:
(pic courtesy Intel)



a 'real' pic of the other Intel mobo:



from the diagramatic lay-outs, take careful notice of the allocation of PCI-X & PCI-Express lanes
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