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Can I use the second PCIE x16 slot to mount a single gtx 470? Will it work as if it were mounted in the first PCIE x16 slot?

I ask this because if the video card is mounted on the first PCIE slot, the PCI slot for the sound card will be blocked.
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I'm curious about this too...I'm in the same situation with my Sabertooth.
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Originally Posted by piranhamoose;11753059 
Can I use the second PCIE x16 slot to mount a single gtx 470? Will it work as if it were mounted in the first PCIE x16 slot?

I ask this because if the video card is mounted on the first PCIE slot, the PCI slot for the sound card will be blocked.

You can have your card in any 16x slot on your mobo, I use my 3rd slot and it works just fine.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT;11771499 
You can have your card in any 16x slot on your mobo, I use my 3rd slot and it works just fine.

^this. I mean you can always try it out and see for yourself. wink.gif
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post #6 of 8
Any slot will work.
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finished building my bro's pc today. found out that any pcie x16 will work. bios will recognize gpu in either slot. 3rd slot (black slot) is pcie x8 by the way.

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Edited by piranhamoose - 12/26/10 at 3:37pm
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So... does that mean your brothers 3rd slot is fully functional x16 for the graphics card or is it dumbed down with the non 2.0 slot?
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