Originally Posted by kroko
I still can't run AMD GPU on the first PCI Express slot.
I can. My Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 (100311-3L) works in either slot flawlessly.
Curiously enough, its GPU is of the same TeraScale 3 architecture as your FirePro V7900.
Motherboard version: 1.03G
BIOS version: stock 1802
Power supply: tested with an EVGA SuperNOVA 850 T2
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition (HDZ940XCJ4DGI)
Memory: 8 GiB of Mushkin Redline XP2–8000 (2 sets of Mushkin 996593)
Which version of the motherboard do you have?
Due to my colossal stupidity, I ended up with 3 of them, so now I have all 3 versions: 1.02G, 1.03G and 1.04G, but the last one does not have a socketed BIOS chip, so I would have to wait for an AMD Phenom X4 9750 to arrive, as my AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ is currently plugged into a Microstar MSI K9A Platinum (MS–7280) that serves as a backup system for a not-quite-PCI-compliant interface card of an expensive CCD camera, because the card relies on a particular setting of this motherboard—namely Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk—
to be off for this card to be recognized by its driver... and I would hate to take the system apart, as the CPU is cooled by a Scythe Orochi Rev. B (SCORC–1100), which means that the whole setup would have to be disassembled to the last screw... and I would really like to avoid the painstaking process of putting the huge heatsink back on the CPU again.