Mugged myself whilst updating my PC (damn impulse eBay buys)
As thread title suggests, I have a G43 chipset board, which is perfect in every way except for the PCI-E graphic slot.
Why oh why did they have to use a x16 slot which only runs at x4 speed????
I now have a 4870 which is barely able to run COD4
Is there anyway I can get the slot running at full speed, or shall I just change the board?? (again)... I have a choice between the ASUS P5xxx or an ASRock G43 Twin, but I would much rather keep the Gigabyte, as it is perfect in every other way.
I read the Intel design docs for the G43 series, and it looks like the chip itself isn't limited to x4 - must have to do with GB's implementation; they have other boards where the PCIe slots are either limited to x8, or switch to x8 if you use both slots. Have never seen a MOBO with these limitations at release get it 'cured' by a later BIOS - sorry...
Thanks for the replies. Sorry to hear of your x1 bottleneck.
Swapping the board out today for a shiny new Asus P5Q-EM
Anyone interested in a GA-EG43M???
It's a good board, if you don't care for gaming.
Built in HDMI display and full of features.
Check out eBay soon. Could be one going cheap.