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2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2) (Note 1)
2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2) (Note 2)

(Note 1) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.

(Note 2) The PCIEX8_1 and PCIEX8_2 slots share bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots espectively. When PCIEX8_1 is populated with an expansion card, the PCIEX16_1 slot will operate at up to x8 mode; when PCIEX8_2 is populated with an expansion card, the PC IEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
without knowing what slots on the board are labeled what this is useless to me

but my best guess says to put the cards in the first and 3rd slots
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And will my games play smooth without stutter or delay?
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So i will not lose any fps at all?
I do not think you will. But run a game benchmark a few times and get an average, then switch the slot to the bottom and see for sure.
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without knowing what slots on the board are labeled what this is useless to me
1st and 3rd are x16 1 and x16 2.
2nd and 4th are x8 1 and x8 2.
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It will run as x16, x8. And you shouldn't see any noticeable slowdowns, but the best way to find out is to try it!
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Well i can't my CF bridge will not reach. I wanna buy a 10cm bridge and run a gap between cards. They are getting rather warm together.

After reading quote, i think the slot 1 x16 is nothing to do with the 4th slot which is x8 2 as they do not share bandwidth therefor they should run at x16 x8 without error in CF mode by the looks of things.
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post #17 of 25
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Well i can't my CF bridge will not reach. I wanna buy a 10cm bridge and run a gap between cards. They are getting rather warm together.
That would be a good idea, just buy a longer cf bridge.
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post #18 of 25
Run 'em with 1 slot spacing for now. Stock bridges work for 1 slot gaps.
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1st and 3rd are x16 1 and x16 2.
2nd and 4th are x8 1 and x8 2.
Check this out if this is the board you have.

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/gigaby...oard-review/3/
     
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Run 'em with 1 slot spacing for now. Stock bridges work for 1 slot gaps.
He can't on his motherboard.
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