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Using second slot for graphics card

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March 6, 2012 2:02:32 PM

i'm using an asus crosshair v formula mobo, and i just fried my network card.

as i didnt have any extras, i ordered a new one on newegg, which uses pci-e x1. (my previous card was just plain pci)

now, my video card, being in the first slot, happens to block the small pci-e x1 slot. is it possible for me to just use the second slot as an alternative without issue?

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March 6, 2012 2:18:46 PM
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Electronaut21 said:
i'm using an asus crosshair v formula mobo, and i just fried my network card.

as i didnt have any extras, i ordered a new one on newegg, which uses pci-e x1. (my previous card was just plain pci)

now, my video card, being in the first slot, happens to block the small pci-e x1 slot. is it possible for me to just use the second slot as an alternative without issue?


Should be able to. The pins should match the card, all the extra connectors are for a larger bandwidth that the graphics card needs
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March 6, 2012 2:25:12 PM

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March 6, 2012 3:15:19 PM

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