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Question About my pci express slot

I recently installed my new GTX 670 and im looking at the specs and it shows my PCi express 3.0 slot is running at 2.0 and only @ x8 1.1 is this normal?

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  1. Not sure if it'll help but try the little question mark: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167246
  2. i did a stress test and it doesnt go up to 3.0 tho does it ever?
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    Hi there

    It is normal for cards to step down the link speed in order to conserve power

    A 16x 3.0 link or 2.1 link will run at 8x 1.1 speed when idle

    If you do not have a Sandybridge-E or Ivybridge processor and chipset compatible with 3rd generation speeds your GPU will only run at second generation speeds even if it is third generation compatible
  4. O ok that sucks i was hoping to use 3.0 i have an i5 2500k cpu
  5. now i went to check my gpu-z data, i'm surprised it labels me at PCI-E 3.0 even though i'm currently using a sandy bridge processor. though i have no idea why your is labeled at 8x, did you put it in the right slot/are you in sli?
  6. i put the in the middle slot i have 3 slots , Top is 3.0 middle is 3.0 and bottom is 2.1 on a sabertooth z77 mobo
  7. i moved it to the top slot and now its 2.0 x16 kinda sad its not 3.0 tho
  8. Best answer selected by tupacalypse.
  9. dudewitbow said:
    now i went to check my gpu-z data, i'm surprised it labels me at PCI-E 3.0 even though i'm currently using a sandy bridge processor. though i have no idea why your is labeled at 8x, did you put it in the right slot/are you in sli?


    You're not the first person to see third gen speeds reported on a first generation Sandybridge. It's just an error
  10. Its not an error. SB only has a PCI 2.0 controller in it. You need the newer ivy bridge CPU to get 3.0. Simple as that.
  11. 4745454b said:
    Its not an error. SB only has a PCI 2.0 controller in it. You need the newer ivy bridge CPU to get 3.0. Simple as that.


    my computer reports me having a pci-e 3.0 while im using a i3-2120 which has a pci-e 2.0 controller
  12. Your computer lies. Try a different or newer program.
  13. 4745454b said:
    Your computer lies. Try a different or newer program.


    Which is exactly what I said 3 posts up
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