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9600GT not running at PCI-e 2.0

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May 12, 2008 11:20:24 AM

Hello,

I got a little problem:

I have an Asus EN9600GT HTDI and according to Asus's website the card is designed for PCI-e 2.0
link: http://asus.com/products.aspx?l1=2&l2=6&l3=651&l4=0&model=2103&modelmenu=1
Now I got a GigaByte GA-MA770-DS3 motherboard which also supports PCI-e 2.0 according to their website
link: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=2722

The problem I got is that the card runs at PCI-e x16 instead of PCI-e 2.0 x12.
I've attached a screenie of GPU-z and CPU-z.

How comes that the card isn't taking advantage of PCI-e 2.0? I've looked in the BIOS but I can't set it to 2.0 in there.

Thanks in advance,
-iDont

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May 12, 2008 12:29:55 PM

idont said:
Hello,

I got a little problem:

I have an Asus EN9600GT HTDI and according to Asus's website the card is designed for PCI-e 2.0
link: http://asus.com/products.aspx?l1=2&l2=6&l3=651&l4=0&model=2103&modelmenu=1
Now I got a GigaByte GA-MA770-DS3 motherboard which also supports PCI-e 2.0 according to their website
link: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=2722

The problem I got is that the card runs at PCI-e x16 instead of PCI-e 2.0 x12.
I've attached a screenie of GPU-z and CPU-z.

How comes that the card isn't taking advantage of PCI-e 2.0? I've looked in the BIOS but I can't set it to 2.0 in there.

Thanks in advance,
-iDont

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3666/pcieob3.jpg


Run a differant diagnostic program on it like sisoft sandra or everest, Im not sure how its suposted to report it but your bandwidth looks good, i just looked up a stock card and it says 57 your card says 64.
Mactronix
May 12, 2008 1:15:41 PM

Hello,
Thanks for your reply. I've downloaded and installed SiSoftware Sandra.
Unfortunately, it also reports that my card is using PCI-e 1.0



Anyone know how to set it to PCI-e 2.0?

-iDont
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May 12, 2008 1:40:09 PM

i used msi 750i and reported as pcie 2.0 , do you use intel chipset?
May 12, 2008 1:44:57 PM

Again, thanks for your replies.

I know it won't hurt my performance that much, but if both the motherboard and the graphic card support PCI-e 2.0, then it just should work that way IMO.

And I got an AMD 770 Northbridge with an AMD SB600 Southbridge, no Intel chipset.

-iDont
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