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I bought a x1 PCIe riser for $8 on eBay.


I used a Dremel to cut out the backend of the slot. This way I could fit any PCIe card into a x1 PCIe slot. The advantage of this is that you won't be voiding the motherboard or video card warranty. The results? It works!

The only thing to watch out for is that the card sags a little bit since it does not have the full slot for support. Be careful in vertically mounted mobos so that the card doesn't come into contact with the next card down.







I used a screw to hold the card into the bracket.


It works!

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post #2 of 97
im still wondering how a more powerfull card will do. i know they are working on it in the other thread. i have no problem buying a 8400/9400 but if i can pack a 9600 or better in there all the better.
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post #3 of 97
Nice time to find a cheap 9500gt and get a riser
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post #4 of 97
Please excuse the stupid question.....but what are all the other pins for on the GPU? surely they serve a purpose
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Originally Posted by tonyhague View Post
Please excuse the stupid question.....but what are all the other pins for on the GPU? surely they serve a purpose
Additional lanes for more bandwidth (hence x1, x4, x8, x16).


x1 is enough bandwidth for Folding since data isn't continously feed to the card. I also assume x1 is enough for PhysX since it is twice as much bandwidth as dedicated PCI PhysX cards. x1 is also fine to run additional monitors in 2D mode.
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Hey Duckie, what happened to your P5E? I thought it had problems with this riser card?

Very cool anyhow.
    
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Hey Duckie, what happened to your P5E? I thought it had problems with this riser card?

Very cool anyhow.
At this point... no clue. It obviously works in this mobo (identical to the P5e but with more LEDs/buttons).
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Great Job Duckie!

I love how our team is being innovative for folding! Go OCN!
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How come I don't have a physx drop down menu?
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