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What exactly is the second pci express lite slot on my mainboard plz?<br>
Is it possible to put a second VGA card on?<br>
It has a sticker label "Place a second VGA adapter PCI Express x1 here"<br>
or sth like that on the yellow slot.<br>
Can anybody help me with that?<br><br><a href="http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=730" target="_blank">Mainboard Website</a>
 

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The two small PCIe slots are PCIe X1 slots, and they can be used for anything starting from X1 VID cards (dunno if they exist yet) to X1 HDD controlers, sound cards or anything else wich has X1 connector.
 

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Actually, it's ok with the small 2 pci express slots..<br />
But what about the big yellow one below?<br />
It's called PCI Express Lite Slot and<br />
i still wonder what's the purpose of it..<br />
Please take a look on the mainbord website link to<br />
get a nice view of that.
 

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It is a second slot for an additional video card with a seperate VGA output. So you can install another card to work independently of the other card because the board does not support SLI.
 

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I have the exact same board, well heck, almost the exact same computer. <br />
I wonder if this board is modable to run SLI as there is an SLI version of this that physically looks identical<br />
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AM2's have been so neglected because of Conroe <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Oh boy, I haven't ever thought of that!<br />
Could that be possible?<br />
Could we etc change the bios from the MotherBoard<br />
to get it work using SLI or even Crossfire???<br />
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Here are the webpages of the 2 motherboards.<br />
Overclocking Experts please check it out and tell us.<br />
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<a href="http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=730" target="_blank">MSI K9N Platinum</a><br />
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<a href="http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=729" target="_blank">MSI K9N SLI Platinum</a>
 

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I have the same board too, and I have looked for things that use pci-e lite, but I couldn't find any.
 

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Had a hard time finding anything on the SLI mod but I did fine this which indicates it's possible.<br><br>
"The A2N5 was than compared to other nForce 550 motherboards and it was found the nForce 550 chipset lacked a resistor that was found on other nForce 550 core logics. This is similar to how nForce 4 Ultra boards were modified for SLI compatibility. After further examination <i>HKEPC</i> did further experimentation with an MSI K9N Platinum nForce 570 motherboard. The K9N Platinum nForce 570 motherboard appeared to have the resistor soldered in place that prevented SLI operation. It was removed but SLI operation was still disabled on the motherboard.<br>
There was more to just unsoldering a single resistor to enable SLI operation on nForce 550 and nForce 570 chipsets. A couple more resisters had to be removed around the second PCI Express x16 slot to divide the sixteen PCI Express lanes to both slots. After removing more resistors <i>HKEPC</i> achieved success and was able to mod the MSI K9N Platinum nForce 570 motherboard to allow SLI. SLI performance on modified nForce 550 and 570 motherboards came out identical to a regular nForce 570 SLI motherboard."<br><a href="http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2823&ref=y" target="_blank">http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2823&ref=y</a><br><br><br><br>
Exactally what to do I've not yet found for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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So.. that looks possible but risky..<br>
Anyway, thanks for getting in pain for me duke!<br>
I'll probably stick to my rig and wait for dx10 support<br>
cards to make a real worthy upgrade.<br>
Thanks!
 
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