Evga x58 Sli Le PCI slots

On this motherboard I have one GTX 295, (no envisioned SLI setup) seated in the (Slot 1 - primary) PCI-E 2.0x16 slot, which due to its size blocks the PCI-Ex1 slot in which I would like to put a TV tuner card. In the PCI slot I have a sound card. If I can move the GTX 295 to either the PCI-e 2.0x4 slot or the PCI-e 2.0x8 slot, the TV tuner card can go in. If the GTX can be relocated to either of the other PCI-e 2.0 slots, will the graphics card work just as well as it would in the Slot 1-primary slot. If it can work as well why do they call this slot 1 primary ? If not, any other options please. I appreciate your time and response. Thanks.
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  1. steelydan said:
    On this motherboard I have one GTX 295, (no envisioned SLI setup) seated in the (Slot 1 - primary) PCI-E 2.0x16 slot, which due to its size blocks the PCI-Ex1 slot in which I would like to put a TV tuner card. In the PCI slot I have a sound card. If I can move the GTX 295 to either the PCI-e 2.0x4 slot or the PCI-e 2.0x8 slot, the TV tuner card can go in. If the GTX can be relocated to either of the other PCI-e 2.0 slots, will the graphics card work just as well as it would in the Slot 1-primary slot. If it can work as well why do they call this slot 1 primary ? If not, any other options please. I appreciate your time and response. Thanks.

    No! Here is the layout for mobo slots: PCI Express 2.0 x16 4 (@ x16/x8/x4/x8). But you can use a PCI-E 1x slot in any of the other x4 or x8's slots if that is any help to you. They call the Slot 1 as Primary since it will do full 16x speed.
  2. Yoosty said:
    No! Here is the layout for mobo slots: PCI Express 2.0 x16 4 (@ x16/x8/x4/x8). But you can use a PCI-E 1x slot in any of the other x4 or x8's slots if that is any help to you. They call the Slot 1 as Primary since it will do full 16x speed.


    I do appreciate your advice and knowledge. Thanks again.
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