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Fits PCI Slot or PCI 1X Slot ?

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Im running 1 5770 at the moment in the PCi-e/x16 slot.My mobo has a PCI 1x slot and 2 std PCI Slots open.I built this rig fairly cheap a while back.I knew not to expect to many options with it.Was looking to see if there are any options available to add to it to boost performance.I know the slots are used normally for wireless cards etc.Ive seen some graphics cards available for the pci slot but unsure if they add any boost to performance.Never been sure what goes in the PCI 1x slot.Im fairly happy with 5770 at the moment but thought I would ask.smile.gif

Edit:Maybe had another card just for folding?I recently started folding with the pc.
    
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PCI-e/x16 is basically 16 PCI-e/x1's. It has 16 times the bandwidth. You are not going to get a very good graphics card that will work in a PCI or PCI-e/x1.

I think your 5770 is better than any PCI or PCIe/x1 graphics card out there.

I have seen USB 3.0 cards and sound cards for example that go in a PCIe/x1 slot. I'm not sure how bandwidth compares between a PCI and a PCIe/x1.

I'm unsure if you could add another card and have both working at the same time... Are you just talking about upgrading your graphics?
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Yea,Im pretty sure nothing available for those sockets will out do the 5770.More toward seeing what could be placed in those sockets,if anything.Dont hear to much about using those sockets for anything,being that their slower bandwidth wise.Probably just end up adding a sound card or wireless card then,maybe even a couple more usb ports unless someone comes up with a suggestion.There open so I wanted to add something.biggrin.gif
    
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