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June 27, 2013 3:22:45 PM

Help please. I've a Extreme 3 Z87 board. And i'm plugging in my GTX 770 Gigabyte .

However, on my board, the top PCI slot says PCI 2.0???? I saw most people plugging in their GPU onto the top slot closest to the mother board, but isn't the GTX 770 a PCI 3.0???

Help, which one do i plug my into.

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June 27, 2013 3:27:33 PM

It will be explained (with pictures) in the MoBo manual.
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June 27, 2013 3:29:07 PM

Plug the card into the top PCI express slot. Make sure to plug in the PCIe power connectors from your PSU to that card.
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June 27, 2013 3:32:18 PM

I've a z87 Extreme 3.

It does not say the top one is the express one.

Instead the third big one is the PCI 3.0. Should i plug into that one instead of the top one like most people do?
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June 27, 2013 3:43:07 PM

yea that's my motherboard.

but the third big one from the top clearly says PCI express and 3.0

But the first big one says it's PCI 2.0. So i just plug it into the express one? Weird board, i thought on most boards, the 3.0 is the first big one
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June 27, 2013 4:06:49 PM

opponentmule2 said:
yea that's my motherboard.

but the third big one from the top clearly says PCI express and 3.0

But the first big one says it's PCI 2.0. So i just plug it into the express one? Weird board, i thought on most boards, the 3.0 is the first big one


Odd. The website states "2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1" but you only have one. Anyway, use the 3.0 .
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June 27, 2013 4:09:50 PM

There is another 3.0 according to my manual. But it's even one further down from the 3.0 express one
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June 27, 2013 4:52:03 PM

Make sure you plug it into a PCIe slot not a PCI slot.

The e for express is important.
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June 27, 2013 4:56:16 PM

smeezekitty said:
Make sure you plug it into a PCIe slot not a PCI slot.

The e for express is important.


^Yes, and also on the Extreme 3, the only PCIe 2.0 is a 1x. You need to use 8x or 16x.
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