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PCI express x16 question

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August 22, 2008 5:39:54 PM

Hi,
I am currently building a system for a friend of mine. Graphics are not a big priority for him right now. I bought a Biostar NF61V mobo off ebay (haven't tested it yet, let's hope it works). It has integrated GeForce 6100, which is fine for him right now. I noticed, however, that the pci express x16 only operates at x1. I was thinking about selling him my 8600GT when I finally decide to upgrade, but just how much is that x1 link width going to hold it back? I actually have 8600GT's in both of my pc's, one running at x16 and the other at x8 and I can really see no noticeable difference. Just how bad is it going to be at x1? And what card would you folks recommend for the best performance at x1? I appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks a lot.
August 23, 2008 12:10:06 AM

are you sure your refering to x16 slot, and not the much shorter, 1x slot?
August 23, 2008 3:39:32 AM

Yes, I'm sure that it is the x16 slot that operates at 1x. There is also a x1 slot, but thats definitely not the one I'm talking about.
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