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Can my GPU go in either the top or the bottom slot?

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I've no idea if this should be in AMD or Nvidia, or where but...

With my sig rig, the sound card must be in the top PCI slot and there's barely room for the GPU.

Can the GPU be in either the top or bottom slot? Does it make a difference?

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post #2 of 4
Try it and see if it boots. Just remember to use a PCI-E x16 slot, not the x8 one.
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There will be a speed diff if its x16 or x8, very marginal though. On my board you can have a gpu in any of the 3 slots and it will work.
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Your board is x16 and x16 so either slot will run at x16. No worries.thumb.gif

Good luck

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