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SLI mode, and pci lanes.. just a quick question.

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I am looking at varioous cheapish motherboards.

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=iT2FJPCMOGBHClu4

So just wondering on a P67 or P55 chipset.

for example on the link I have posted it says bottom is x4.

other two are 16x or 8x8x

So what about if by some chance my top x16 lane is blocked off, and I have to use the second x16 lane. Would I be able to use it at full x16?


Basically it's because I think im going to buy this:

http://www.nofencomputer.com/eng/products/CR-100A.php
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The gray slot is electrically wired for x16, so I'm going to have to say yes, it should be able to run as x16 in that slot. But why would you want such a dreadful cooler?
     
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Yes, the second slot will operate at X16.

Only when you populate both slots are the X8's
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