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x8 pcie card in a x16 pcie slot ?

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October 23, 2013 2:55:58 AM

will a x8 pcie card work in a x16 slot ? if yes...will it work fine ?

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October 23, 2013 3:07:23 AM

The card should work perfectly, the only possible issue is that it may not reach the locking bar of a x16 slot so be careful not to disturb the system when it is powered on or you could dislodge the card.
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October 23, 2013 3:09:17 AM

x16 is for gpus only dot try to conect nything to that slot exept for a gpu.agp slots differ prom a pci slot so dont try to conect that either.
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October 23, 2013 3:53:31 AM

coozie7 said:
The card should work perfectly, the only possible issue is that it may not reach the locking bar of a x16 slot so be careful not to disturb the system when it is powered on or you could dislodge the card.


so you mean it will be a loose fit ? n what about the perfomance will it be reduced ?

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October 23, 2013 3:56:54 AM

JOHNN93 said:
x16 is for gpus only dot try to conect nything to that slot exept for a gpu.agp slots differ prom a pci slot so dont try to conect that either.


yeah i am talking about a gpu too...i just have a x16 slot in my pc and the card that i am looking for has a x8 interface bus
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October 23, 2013 4:10:09 AM

Can you link to the card? It's very rare to see anything other than x1 or x16 cards-the x8 ones I've come across were in OEM workstations.
An x8 card differs from x16 cards in that it's connector is shorter by 8 PCI-E lanes, the power and synch lines are identical so it'll work perfectly in a x16 slot, provided you can secure it safely that is.
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October 23, 2013 4:32:45 AM

coozie7 said:
Can you link to the card? It's very rare to see anything other than x1 or x16 cards-the x8 ones I've come across were in OEM workstations.
An x8 card differs from x16 cards in that it's connector is shorter by 8 PCI-E lanes, the power and synch lines are identical so it'll work perfectly in a x16 slot, provided you can secure it safely that is.


there u go
http://www.gigabyte.pk/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...
http://www.gigabyte.pk/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...
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October 23, 2013 4:47:54 AM

Odd, the x8 cards I've seen before are for workstations.
Looking at them they both use a full length connector, all Gigabyte have done is to miss out half of the contacts, which is no problem.
So, finally, I will say that either of those cards will fit into a x16 PCI-e slot perfectly, work perfectly and there will be no loss of performance because the GT630 is not fast enough to demand a X16 link.
This bit is off topic so don't reply if you don't want to. ;) 
DDR3 memory is slow by current standards and the 64 bit memory bus is very narrow, as a gaming card it is going to be very weak. Of course if it's not for gaming it'll handle movie playback and general home uses perfectly well.
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