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Graphics Card for PCI-e x1 and x4

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October 17, 2011 2:04:11 PM

Hello everyone

Just a quick question really. Is it actually possible to get a decent graphics card for a PCI-e x1 and x4 slot? If so, could you give an example please?

Thanks

Andy

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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 4:39:26 PM

Heh, define decent.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 6:09:36 PM

I believe a x4 slot should be the same as a x16 slot physically. You can put any card you want in it. It is going to limit the high end cards some but it should be ok for low end and mid range cards(let's say under $200 or so.)
a c 140 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 6:16:16 PM

IMO, no. There are no "decent" PCI-Ex1 graphic cards. As far as I know there are no PCI-Ex4 graphic cards. If the PCI-Ex4 slot on your motherboard is open-ended, you can just use PCI-Ex16 graphic cards, though it won't run as well as in a PCI-Ex16 slot (depending on the card).

-Wolf sends
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 6:16:49 PM

Dual Vsta boards are X4, they are old boards now and I know of people running 4870's on them with a modded bios.
I would think that would be the issue here, support for the GPU in question.

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