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Is installing a single GPU into the second grey colored PCIe x16 and only that slot ok to do?

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June 18, 2014 12:49:17 PM

I recently purchased a new wireless network card to install on my desktop computer in this motherboard. My issue is that I have two PCIe slots but I realized too late that my current video card covers the second PCIe slot that I need to install it into because the first PCIe slot has a sound card in it. Is installing a single GPU into the second grey colored PCIe x16 and only that slot ok to do? In order to move it down to make room for the wireless card or should I just return it and get a basic PCI wireless card?

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June 18, 2014 12:53:13 PM

If the second slot runs at x16, then you shouldn't have any performance issues c:
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June 18, 2014 12:55:07 PM

You can install your X1 wireless card in the X16 slot.

Sometimes a secondary X16 slot will operate at reduced speed; you don't want to do that.

FWIW, I use the same card in a ITX motherboard in the X16 slot and it works fine.
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June 18, 2014 1:00:06 PM

geofelt said:
You can install your X1 wireless card in the X16 slot.

Sometimes a secondary X16 slot will operate at reduced speed; you don't want to do that.

FWIW, I use the same card in a ITX motherboard in the X16 slot and it works fine.


Second slot only runs at x8 when another card is plugged to the first slot, if it is a single card, should operate at x16, but that depends on the model of the motherboard.
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June 18, 2014 1:25:39 PM

Install the gpu in the slot which runs at x8 mode,then the two gpu's would run at x8/x8 mode. The one that runs at x4 mode is pci-e 2.0 gen.
I am not sure but i think that the black one is the 2.0.
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