HD 3870 PCI e 8 to 16x Tags: Radeon HD PCI Express Graphics Last response: November 28, 2010 5:32 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous November 28, 2010 9:24:40 AM Hello, i have a SAPPHIRE TOXIC HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI-E But it only runs in x8... not 16x I have: MB: MSI 7360 (K9A2 Platinum) CPU: Phenom 9850 Quad-core. DDR2 4048Mb 1066Mhz The graphic card Bios is a version named 010.079.000.001 , Don´t know if i can flash a newer bios or how i can do that (if i´t helps...) Hope that i can get the speed up to x16 . thankful for all help! More about : 3870 pci 16x Wolfshadw November 28, 2010 3:04:40 PM The MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard has four PCI-Ex16 slots. Two are rated at x16, two at x8. Make sure your graphics card is installed in a x16 slot. -Wolf sends Anonymous November 28, 2010 4:36:16 PM I have installed it on a "Mazarine" colored PCI-Ex16 slot and i´t is a the right one according to the manual... but still only x8.. Related resources 3870 XT - PCi-e 4x? - Forum Mobo doesn't support 16x pci express !! - Forum Sapphire ATI RADEON HD 3870 512MB and pci e 2.0 - Forum PCI E 16x and 8 x - Forum Phenom x4 motherboard/ram selection assistance 8 x vs 16x pci-e ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous November 28, 2010 5:30:52 PM Finlay i got x16 They have wrong color in the manual... "the mazarine PCIE x slots (PCI_EX1 / PCI_EX4) support up to PCIE 2.0x16 speed" BUT the PCI_1 and PCI_EX4 is BLUE!!! Now i have the cart in Blue and it works perfectly tigrc November 28, 2010 5:31:29 PM Did you try installing the card to the other slots? It wouldn't hurt. tigrc November 28, 2010 5:32:03 PM Yeah, that's what I thought... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum8 x vs 16x issue ForumPci-e 8 x and 16x Forum4870X2/GTX280 on PCI-E 1.0 ( 16x ) Slot ForumPCI Express 2.0 16X vs. just 16X ForumUpgrade for 512MB 3870HD in Athlon X2 system ForumTriple Monitor Setup with HD 3870 ForumPCI-E 16X a Dell power edge, and many things that don't add up. ForumSapphire HD3870 ForumWould a HD3870 lose performance on a 4x express crossfire setup? ForumRadeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest Yet! (ARTICLE BACK UP!) ForumTwo HD 3870 X2 on Intell or only AMD chipset? ForumNo POST with new video card ForumPCI express 4x ForumPCI Express Card Not getting Detected Forumpowercolor 3870 what connections do i need for the monitor crossfire mode monit More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !