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dumb question....I have a p5k3 and it has a blue and black gfx card slot.

Does it matter which slot a single card goes into?

Is there a performance difference between the 2?
    
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The top one is always for the GPU.

For your board (the Asus P5K3 Deluxe, correct?) the top one (blue one) is full PCI-E 16x, while the bottom one (black) is only PCI-E 4x or 1x.
    
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Do the one closest to the processor.
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2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode)

Yes there is a performance differance between the two.

PCI-E X16 card in PCI-E X16 slot for optimum performance
Edited by Spartan8 - 7/8/08 at 8:40am
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You'll want the top slot, running it in the bottom slot will hamper the performance of the card as it's running at PCI-e 4x
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thanks guys!!

thats the slot its in
    
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