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Asus P5QL Pro - Dual Width x16 Slot?

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Last response: in Motherboards
March 22, 2009 1:53:48 PM

Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me with this?

I currently have an Asus P5QL Pro Mobo and it has 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 2 x PCIe x1 3 x PCI.

However I was recently looking to purchase a graphics card, the XFX Geforce GTX 260, but it states that i need a dual width x16 graphics slot.

Would my mobo be compatible with this graphics card, or will I need to upgrade? Also, do all of the GTX 260's need a dual width x16 slot?

Thanks, any help is appreciated.


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March 22, 2009 2:32:11 PM

It simply means that the video card is 2 slots wide (it's the equivalent of installing 2 cards in adjacent slots). Therefore the PCI-E x1 slot next to the x16 slot will be covered by the video card, making it useless.