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February 13, 2013 4:18:28 AM

i have an m5a 78 l-lx-v2 mobo wich has 1 pci x16 slot
would this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dual-Slot-PCI-Riser-Card-for-...
allow xfire do you think? the slot is x 16 so this = 2x 16?

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February 13, 2013 6:22:04 AM

No....

You need moar lanes!!!!


Anyway, you need two slots to run both cards in and you can't just have two joyful cards leeching off of one slot which is 90 degrees WHICH is also hanging off the side of your board.
February 13, 2013 6:28:52 AM

and its listed as pci not pci-e. different slots.
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February 13, 2013 6:50:02 AM

amuffin said:
No....

You need moar lanes!!!!


Anyway, you need two slots to run both cards in and you can't just have two joyful cards leeching off of one slot which is 90 degrees WHICH is also hanging off the side of your board.


actually you might be able to, it'd just split into 2x8 I think, but they'd be single slot, and the bottom one would be toasty and all very unstable. i agree not a great idea.
February 13, 2013 8:16:58 AM

Can you do that, no, because those are PCI slots instead of PCIe slots. Would it be practical even if you had a proper adapter? Absolutely not unless you use a custom water cooling loop and even then, it'd be cheaper to simply get a motherboard (and if necessary, a new case) that can properly handle two graphics cards. I'd also wonder if a proper adapter like that could handle the weight of two decent graphics cards anyway.
February 13, 2013 10:51:50 AM

ok thanks for the answers, i was looking round ebay stubled accross it and was thinking 2x8 but pci not e, my mistake for not reading properly!
thanx again
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