PCI-e Link Width Tags: Graphics Cards Pci Express Graphics Last response: July 12, 2008 1:03 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Lord_Santa July 11, 2008 9:45:17 PM First of all, hi everyone Since I managed to screw up my first (detailed post) and never got it posted, here comes the short of the long. I am trying to make my PCI-e Link Width to be x16 instead of x4 as it is at the moment. I have been searching for the past 5 hours, through forums and the internet, to no avail Sure there are maaaaaaaany explanations out there, but none that I can comprehend. Can someone please tell me if there is an "easy" way of fixing this? (I am not afraid to mess with BIOS, etc.) My MB is a: 4CoreDual-VSTA My GraphicsCard is: Geforce 7950 GT OC And according to RivaTuner it does support up to x16 ANY help appreciated. Thanks in advance More about : pci link width | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove cjl Graphics card Expert July 11, 2008 10:11:54 PM The graphics card is in the top slot, right? Often, the top spot is the only one that supports a full x16. | Report abuse spathotan July 11, 2008 10:15:07 PM That motherboard only supports PCIe at 4x speed max. This is due to it being a dual slotted board, it supports AGP as well. At 4x you might as well be running AGP, hell. http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=4COREDUAL-V... | Report abuse WR2 Graphics card Master July 11, 2008 10:27:38 PM RivaTuner was telling you what the video card supports. As spathotan says. Thats all your MB supports. | Report abuse chunkymonster Graphics card Expert July 12, 2008 1:03:03 AM spathotan said:That motherboard only supports PCIe at 4x speed max. This is due to it being a dual slotted board, it supports AGP as well. At 4x you might as well be running AGP, hell. http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=4COREDUAL-V... Ouch! Hard way to learn a lesson...sounds like time to buy a new mobo. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>PCI-e Link Width> Related ressources: ForumPCI-E Link Width Degrading Forum8800GT PCIe link width stuck at x1 instead of x16 ForumP5B Deluxe/Wifi PCI-E Link Width Bug- Any Solutions? ForumSabertooth z77 pcie 3.0 only showing 8x link width in GPU-Z ForumHD4850 working at x4 link width instead of x16 ForumMotherboard for 3 dual- width PCIe 3.0 GPUs, and single Core i7 3930K ForumGigabyte x48t-dq6 / ATI 4870 graphics link width problem ForumHD 4850 width link set to x2 ForumCPU-Z reads link width x1 instead of x16 ForumGA-P35-DS3R PCIe linkd width at 1; should be at 16 ForumCards bus width not the same in Crossfire??? Forum8800GTS 512 Link Width x2 -- I'm goin crazy! Forum8600 GTS runs at PCIE link mode x2 instead of x16 ForumDetermin a CPU's system and address bus width ForumPCI-E bus/ link speed. 8x and 16x? ForumPlease help me choosing a GFX Card Forumpci-e v. pci-e2.0 ForumMy motherboard has a pci-e x16 slot, but the control panel says.. ForumNvidia PCI-E Cards. ForumPCI-E Slot Dead or Graphics Card? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !