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June 4, 2012 11:04:20 PM

Hi Everyone,

I am looking at getting a Internal Capcard so I can stream from my PS3.. the card I am looking at is a PCI card and currently 1 of my PCI slots is being covered by my video card.. The other PCI slot is taken up by my soundcard.. Am I able to put my video card in the PICe slot 2 and leave 1 empty so I don't cover my PCI slot??

If not or if it slows it down, what other option do I have apart from purchasing an external cap card which I really don't want to do...

My Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 Motherboard
My Videocard is Gigabyte Radeon HD6870 Overclocked Edition

Thanks,
SunkenAU

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a c 1387 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 11:18:52 PM

Since you have a 990FX board that should work both slots are X16!
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 11:42:08 PM

You have only 1 PCI slot, all the rest are PCIE slots with different speeds. The first PCIE 2.0 slots are rated @ X16 you should put your card in any of them.

The other PCIE 2.0 slots are rated @ X4 which you shouldn't put your HD 6870 in any of them.
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June 4, 2012 11:43:56 PM

So who is right here... I am now just confused
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June 4, 2012 11:49:57 PM

its currently in PCIEX16_1 and covering the PCIEX1_2 Slot which I would like to use.. If that makes sense
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 11:54:56 PM

Here where u should put your card
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June 4, 2012 11:57:00 PM

Sorry I think I am confusing everyone, I only require the smaller x1 slots for the capcard..
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 12:00:48 AM

So it's PCIE X1 slot not a PCI slot.

So you'll put your Video card in the PCIE_2_X16...look at the picture.
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June 5, 2012 12:03:53 AM

Yes sorry, I get confused with what is what... The image below will explain it better, my 1st X1 slot is taken and I require the 2nd.. the red rectangle is where my video card currently sits, above the slot. Well its much larger but you get the idea

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a c 1387 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 12:05:49 AM

Yes just move it over to the #2 X16 slot!
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June 5, 2012 12:06:56 AM

Thanks, Appreciate the help. Just wanted to really make sure because the capcard isnt cheap at all and if i got it and wasn't able to put it in.... I would flip my desk...

Once again thank you all and sorry for the confusion
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 12:07:03 AM

I just told you, move your Video card to the slot named PCIE16_2, it will cover the PCIEX4_2 and your required PCIE X1 slot will be free.
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a c 1387 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 12:10:32 AM

Just to make sure it is the third slot from the CPU!
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June 5, 2012 12:59:50 AM

Best answer selected by sunkenau.
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