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Question on PCIE X4 slot & PCIE X16 slot

Last response: in Components
March 18, 2012 5:29:24 PM

I only have one pcie x4 (short) slot on my mother board my rampage extreme 3 but I have 2 x16 (long) slots open. Can I put the card in the x16 slot? thanks alot
a c 78 V Motherboard
March 18, 2012 7:56:00 PM

Yes. Check you motherboard manual to verify that the empty PCIe slot you choose won't adversely affect your graphics card performance (some boards are wired to reduce the primary x16 PCIe to X8 if there is a card in the associated slot).