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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 14, 2011 8:27:56 PM

i just got 2 gtx460 i have 3 slots for graphics cards manual says pciex16_1 and pciex16_2 and pciex8 i had my sli setup in the pciex16_ and _2 but the gap between them was bad they was almost touching so i changed it to the other slot which is the pciex8 slot is there a difference manual recommends both pciex16 slots is there a difference in performance

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a c 89 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 8:59:32 PM

There shouldnt be too much of a performance difference , in fact it would be minimal , you are better off having them separated otherwise the heat would drop your performance anyway and also cause instability
a c 214 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 9:06:09 PM

What motherboard are you using?

Something I figured out the other day on my new mobo is that they label them according to speed not numerically.For example my mobo says the same thing,install in PCI-E lanes 1 and 2.The PCI-E 1 lane is the top but the PCI-E marked 2 is actually the 3rd lane from the top.Make sure you read the labels on the mobo.
a c 274 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 9:11:28 PM

You may also find that SLi will only be enabled if the cards are in the slots specified by the manual.