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Can an x16 Card's Connectors be Modded to Work in a x1/x4 Slot?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 10, 2010 7:57:52 PM

So I was on OCN, perusing as usual and I saw this guy who supposedly took an x16 Nvidia 9600GT card, Dremeled off a portion of the gold connectors on the bottom so that it would fit in an PCI-E x4 and got it to work as a PhysX card along side his Crossfired HD5850s.

I thought to myself...I have an x1 slot available like just about everyone else in the world, can I do the same thing?

So I was wondering if I could get a super cheap card (512MB 9500GT) shave off the connectors up until the PCI x1 part and then install it on my board and have it work?

The chance I will actually ever do this is very slim but just wondering if it is possible and if it would be worth it to anyone interested.
a c 1406 U Graphics card
April 11, 2010 1:20:40 AM

Yes it is possible. All you have to do is count how many of the pins need to go in the slot and then cut a slot in the right place to fit over the plastic at the end of the slot.
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2010 3:42:26 AM

Yeah, as Datman said I'd recommend opening the back of the port rather than modifying the card.
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 11, 2010 4:34:53 AM

I'd do that as well. I've heard of people using a dremel on the slot. Just remove the back of the slot. The card should then fit in place. I've heard this works, never done it myself.