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1070 gtx g1 not working in 3.0 x 16 PCie slot but in 3.0 x 8. Help please ?

Specs: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
For some reason when I plugged the GPU into the 16 slot I did not get a signal to my monitor but when I did the 8 slot I did.

Can anyone give me troubleshooting tips ? I want to run a maximum capacity and mentally (although I understand that that isn't a real difference yet between 8 & 16) I can't fathom this because the price I paid for this gpu.
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  1. Best answer
    If it's don't work in the top slot the remove the processor and look for bent pins other than that return the board.
  2. What do you mean by bent pins on the processor ? The i5 ? Sorry I'm a noob


    Zerk2012 said:
    If it's don't work in the top slot the remove the processor and look for bent pins other than that return the board.
  3. Actually you were correct. There are bent pins. I'm returning....hopefully they will take it ? Thanks !


    Zerk2012 said:
    If it's don't work in the top slot the remove the processor and look for bent pins other than that return the board.
  4. It was indeed the mobo for this situation.
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