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PCI-e Link Width

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July 11, 2008 9:45:17 PM

First of all, hi everyone :hello: 

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

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a b U Graphics card
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.
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a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2008 10:27:38 PM

RivaTuner was telling you what the video card supports.

As spathotan says.
Thats all your MB supports.

a b U Graphics card
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.
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