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GTX 560Ti running at PCI E 1.1

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June 8, 2011 4:43:31 PM

Hey, I ran the GPU Z with my GTX 560 Ti and it shows that it is running on PCI E 1.1 at x8 speed. whereas it should be PCI E 2.0 at x8. My motherboard is asus m4n75td.

However, this happens after a gap of 10 to 15 seconds. First it shows that I am running the graphics card at PCI E 2.0 8x but after 15 to 20 seconds, it automatically changes to 1.1 speed at 8x.

There is also one more thing. If I run 3d applications such as furmark or any game, then the graphics card remains at PCI E 2.0 8x itself.

Please help me out with this. I am using the latest drivers 275.33

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a c 272 U Graphics card
June 8, 2011 5:28:34 PM

Mine do that too, I am running SLI so they should run at x8 but GPUz first sees them at x16 and then a couple of seconds later it changes to x8.
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June 9, 2011 4:24:01 AM

Is it something wrong with GPU-Z application or what. I am really confused. Is that normal
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a c 272 U Graphics card
June 9, 2011 4:29:58 PM

Mine are supposed to run at x8 as I have two in SLi, so I think there may be an issue with GPUz.
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June 10, 2011 4:27:15 AM

Hey, one more thing. I wanted to purchase a 21.5" monitor with 1920x1080 resolution. However, when I went to the store, the store did not have any of them in stock so I had to forcefully purchase a 20" monitor instead (Samsung B2030 1600x900 resolution). Is it bad. Will it hold back my GTX 560Ti whether I am doing SLI or not.
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2011 4:45:22 AM

I dont get why you didn't wait and get a 1920x1080
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June 10, 2011 4:47:50 AM

SOrry. but is the monitor too bad for running a GTX 560Ti whether I am doing SLI or not.


(Samsung B2030 1600x900 resolution)
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2011 4:50:36 AM

It really wont matter 1920x1080 just looks better in sli it would be kinda pointless, higher res scales better.
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June 10, 2011 4:53:18 AM

So is my monitor resolution fine for running SLI GTX 560Ti if I want to !!!!!!
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2011 5:18:56 AM

SLI GTX 560Ti @1600x900 is pure overkill.
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June 10, 2011 5:33:23 AM

in that case. when I buy a new bulldozer system say after a year or two, I will likely upgrade my monitor along with my motherboard and processor as well.

now can you tell me if a single GTX 560Ti also an overkill at 1600x900.
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2011 5:39:24 AM

Yes, it is,except for the most demanding games like Crysis and Metro 2033.

Why don't you get a new monitor?
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June 10, 2011 5:45:34 AM

I already did, its this one. Samsung B2030 20" as all the 21.5" monitors were out of stock. I think I did a big mistake. I contacted the dealer and he is not ready to replace it. I purchased it two days back.
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June 10, 2011 7:38:57 AM

The 560ti will not strain itself to display at that resolution unless you're running the most demanding of games at the highest settings. Theres nothing inherently bad about your screen, its just that bigger and higher resolution tends to be better for games to look pretty.

A pair of 560ti in SLI is definitely overkill with that screen, you would need to be running multiple screens or a large single with 2560x1200 or higher to really justify needing two.
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June 10, 2011 9:41:50 AM

well. I understand. I will manage with it for now. I spoke to one of my friend. He will be building a new PC after 2 or 3 months and he has agreed to purchase my 20" monitor when he builds the PC. So I will somehow manage it for 2 or 3 months and then get a new monitor.
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2011 2:51:08 PM

If you want a full HD 21.5 inch monitor, go for the Dell Ultrasharp U2211H.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
June 10, 2011 5:47:31 PM

arc00ta said:
The 560ti will not strain itself to display at that resolution unless you're running the most demanding of games at the highest settings. Theres nothing inherently bad about your screen, its just that bigger and higher resolution tends to be better for games to look pretty.

A pair of 560ti in SLI is definitely overkill with that screen, you would need to be running multiple screens or a large single with 2560x1200 or higher to really justify needing two.

SLi'd 560's get fully utilized on a single monitor @ 19 x 10.
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June 11, 2011 4:19:59 AM

"mousemonkey" guess what!!!!!!!!!!

I managed to get the 1920x1080 monitor. I bought a new one. its the Samsung B2230 22" monitor Full HD. :sol: 

I sold my other monitor 20" to one of my friends for the same price that I bought. :bounce: 


Now will I be good using the GTX 560 Ti's in SLI mode.

will they be utilized upto their maximum extent. :heink: 

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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2011 4:31:12 AM

That cpu is going to bottleneck 2 gtx 560s at 1920x1080 maybe not that big but it will.
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June 11, 2011 4:37:04 AM

What if I overclock it to 3.8 ghz and higher. will it still bottleneck the SLI GTX 560 Ti's
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a c 272 U Graphics card
June 11, 2011 11:59:42 AM

irfan88 said:
"mousemonkey" guess what!!!!!!!!!!

I managed to get the 1920x1080 monitor. I bought a new one. its the Samsung B2230 22" monitor Full HD. :sol: 

I sold my other monitor 20" to one of my friends for the same price that I bought. :bounce: 


Now will I be good using the GTX 560 Ti's in SLI mode.

will they be utilized upto their maximum extent. :heink: 

Mine do and that's both on the 2600K and when I had them on the E8400, the E8400 had to be at 3.6ghz though.
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June 11, 2011 3:24:15 PM

Ok then, I will just overclock my CPU upto 3.8 to 3.9 ghz when I get another GTX 560 ti to add it with my current one on an SLI setup. Hopefully, I should be fine with the overclocked phenom 3.8 ghz and a GTX 560 Ti sli setup.
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