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What is a PCIE_X1_1?

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December 21, 2013 3:20:14 PM

So I was looking at my motherboard today to see if it could fit a GTX 760 and I saw some writing beside the AMD Radeon HD 7350 (crap) GPU I have in there now and it said PCIE_X1_1 and I was just wondering what it means because all the newer GPUs say they use a PCIe 3.0 16x Express Slot or whatever.

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December 21, 2013 3:24:39 PM

There is usually a PCIe x1 port above the x16 and some others elsewhere -- you can tell since they are like 1" long. Don't worry, you cannot confuse the two.
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December 21, 2013 3:25:23 PM

There are different sizes of PCIe slots, based on how many channels or "lanes" they contain. A GPU fits in to a 16 lane slot while other devices like sound cards or network cards or whatnot don't need that much bandwidth and use single-lane slots. There are also grades in between (x4; x8) which aren't often seen in consumer products.



The extra _1 at the end probably indicates it's the the first such slot on the board.
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December 21, 2013 3:28:57 PM

Mine has a PCIE_X1_1, a PCIE_X1_2, and a PCIE_X1_3...
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December 21, 2013 3:33:08 PM

You see that next to each of the really short slots (with a different number at the end: _1, _2, etc). That just indicates there are multiple PCIe x1 slots available.
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December 21, 2013 3:34:08 PM

Those slots can be used for a variety of different kinds of cards, though not graphics cards (which require full-length x16 slots)
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December 21, 2013 3:39:48 PM

Well, better start saving up for a whole new PC lol
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December 21, 2013 3:42:18 PM

What PC do you have now and what do you want to do with it?
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December 21, 2013 4:27:12 PM

SchizTech said:
What PC do you have now and what do you want to do with it?


Acer Aspire M3970G with an i5-2320 and an AMD Radeon HD 7350, I want to play Modded Skyrim, Mafia 2, Minecraft, Payday 2, Rust, Day Z, World of Warcraft, etc. at 1920x1080 on maxed settings at 45+ fps.
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December 21, 2013 4:43:37 PM

HowBoutDemPats12 said:
SchizTech said:
What PC do you have now and what do you want to do with it?


Acer Aspire M3970G with an i5-2320 and an AMD Radeon HD 7350, I want to play Modded Skyrim, Mafia 2, Minecraft, Payday 2, Rust, Day Z, World of Warcraft, etc. at 1920x1080 on maxed settings at 45+ fps.


Well it's not a hopeless starting point but that GPU is definitely the weak link. It can be upgraded; do you have a budget for a new card?
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December 21, 2013 5:13:43 PM

SchizTech said:
HowBoutDemPats12 said:
SchizTech said:
What PC do you have now and what do you want to do with it?


Acer Aspire M3970G with an i5-2320 and an AMD Radeon HD 7350, I want to play Modded Skyrim, Mafia 2, Minecraft, Payday 2, Rust, Day Z, World of Warcraft, etc. at 1920x1080 on maxed settings at 45+ fps.


Well it's not a hopeless starting point but that GPU is definitely the weak link. It can be upgraded; do you have a budget for a new card?


Yeah, we were going to buy a GTX 760 4GB but from another thread I started they say it won't fit in my case and from this one it looks like my motherboard won't even be able to support a new GPU.

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December 21, 2013 5:19:10 PM

HowBoutDemPats12 said:
Yeah, we were going to buy a GTX 760 4GB but from another thread I started they say it won't fit in my case and from this one it looks like my motherboard won't even be able to support a new GPU.



Well it will be able to support a new card if you remove the current one first, LOL. Anyway you have a couple of options. You will need a bigger case to make a proper gaming system. The current system can be sold to help offset the cost of a new rig from scratch.
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December 21, 2013 5:30:04 PM

SchizTech said:
HowBoutDemPats12 said:
Yeah, we were going to buy a GTX 760 4GB but from another thread I started they say it won't fit in my case and from this one it looks like my motherboard won't even be able to support a new GPU.



Well it will be able to support a new card if you remove the current one first, LOL. Anyway you have a couple of options. You will need a bigger case to make a proper gaming system. The current system can be sold to help offset the cost of a new rig from scratch.


I was considering saving up for a new PC.
Intel Core i7-4770k - $339.99
Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB - $389.99
ASUS Maximus VI Hero Mobo- $194.99
G.Skill Ripjaw X Series 8GB RAM - $78.99
Rosewill 750W Continuous PSU 80 Plus Gold - $99.99
120GB Kingston HyperX SSD - $99.99
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD - $89.99
Rosewill THOR Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $129.99
Total - $1,423.92
It seems like overkill for what I want to play but... GO BIG OR GO HOME!
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December 21, 2013 6:05:24 PM

Yes, like that :) 

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December 21, 2013 6:23:21 PM

SchizTech said:
Yes, like that :) 



No, I'd have to purchase it but that'd be fine, brings the total to $1,523.91
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