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PCIe x16 with my geforce gtx 770, covers pcie x1 slot.

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August 8, 2013 9:51:26 AM

So I built a computer in June, with a ASUS sabertooth 990FX revision 2. I put my graphics card in the first slot, which says x16, but i want to buy a pcie x1 wireless adapter. The graphics card, however, covers this slot. It is right next to the pcie x1 slot. My motherboard manual says the other slots are x8 or x4, if I put one card into them, so it would be decreased performance? Will I only get x8 performance in another slot, with just one card? Or will it still be x16. I would do that for the pcie x1 wifi adapter. Is it worth it? and are there any better methods for good wireless connectivity from an internal slot? I have 3 pcie x16 slots open, and 1 pci slot, but if i moved the graphics card, the pcie x1 slot would be open. This would be wireless N connectivity. ALL help appreciated. I'm kind of new at computers, so that is why I am asking this.
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August 8, 2013 10:03:04 AM

You can put the PCIe wireless adapter in the larger x4 and x8 slots. They look bigger, but the wifi adapter will fit in any of them, and it just won't take up the entire slot.
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August 8, 2013 10:05:31 AM

expl0itfinder said:
You can put the PCIe wireless adapter in the larger x4 and x8 slots. They look bigger, but the wifi adapter will fit in any of them, and it just won't take up the entire slot.


oh, so it will fit in those slots?
Thats awesome.
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August 8, 2013 10:32:18 AM

Yep. A PCIe x1 card will fit in a PCIe x4, x8, or x16 slot as well. There is no need to move the graphics card.
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