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Can i run x16 PCI-E slot at x4?

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Is this possible? And if so how do I change it?
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Waow! This is bizare! Why do you want to run a X16 slot into a X4 for?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
Waow! This is bizare! Why do you want to run a X16 slot into a X4 for?
To see how it changes performance?


Can you not cover the last X number of gold fingers with tape, idk. I saw it done on a review once.
    
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post #4 of 8
so which card are you trying to put where?

you can run a gpu in pci x1. if you wanted to give me a sec ill find a review of a 480.



EDIT ^ (: if thats what you were wondering theirs next to no difference.
if you want to mod it in. you can buy a raiser and cut the back off.
or cut the back off the pci x4 slot. and slot the card in..

EDIT: again which board are you trying to put a gpu into?
Edited by Liighthead - 2/21/11 at 4:52am
    
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If your using a device that requires a x4 slot, it will use it as one automatically.
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post #6 of 8
Uh..... doesn't the Asus M4A88TD-V Evo have a 2nd PCI Express Slot that only runs in x4 mode... why don't you try putting it in there....... just test your gpu in that slot.

Edit: Did you try the Bios?
Edited by hellfire72 - 2/21/11 at 4:59am
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Not sure why you would want to decrease the bandwidth of a slot..
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well I am running the sli patch and it's jittery in several games, I want to see if it's b/c one of the cards is running on x4....wanna put both at same speed and see
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