This question is very quick. Can I put my video card into the 2nd (Gray) PCIe 2.0 x16 slot of this motherboard and expect it to work at x16?If yes, is there anything special I'll have to do to make it work?
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As gkay said P55 supports SLI/CF at dual 8x mode with the exception of those 2 motherboards.
However if you use single card on a P55 board,it will operate at 16x speed.
Just to be clear, I only plan to use ONE card, period. My case design is kind of stupid, and the GPU runs into my hard drive bays in the top slot. So, I just want to move it to the 2nd one. If I have to use the top one I still can, but right now I have a rather peculiar rig keeping the 2nd hard drive out of the way.
In addition to the question above, if I were ever to go SLI (say 2 x GTX260's), how much does the x8 limitation effect this? I'm new to this so this is probably going to sound stupid... But if the slot works at 1/2 speed, what is the advantage in adding the 2nd card? I can only imagine it's not quite this simple.