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PCIE3.0 @x8- HELP

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December 8, 2012 6:47:08 AM

Umm I've got a problem guys...
MY gpu for some reason runs @PCIE3.0 x8 (it says that in gpu-z)
Its really weird... I got the MSI Mpower Z77 motherboard - any solution? - please help!
Thanks in advance!

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December 8, 2012 6:47:50 AM

I got the Gigabyte GTX 670
December 8, 2012 6:55:32 AM

If I'm correct that is a PCIe 3.0 motherboard.
Anyway I don't see a problem here.
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December 8, 2012 6:56:40 AM

my gpu runs for some reason on x8 - but it can fully run on x16;(
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December 8, 2012 6:57:34 AM

Do you have something in the other slot? Otherwise, try swapping slots.
December 8, 2012 7:17:44 AM

I dont have anything else in other slot, the problem is that I cant put the gpu in the first slot (cpu cooler noctua nh-d14 too big...)
Is there a way to enable x16 in the bios?
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December 8, 2012 5:27:53 PM

themufos said:
I dont have anything else in other slot, the problem is that I cant put the gpu in the first slot (cpu cooler noctua nh-d14 too big...)
Is there a way to enable x16 in the bios?


That's it. Only one slot gets you the X16 unless you get one of those mega-motherboards with four PCI-E slots.

I saw a review where the AMD video cards are virtually uneffected by X16 or X8, it was only at X4 that they lost a few percent. The Nvidia were not so good, they lost a few percent at X8 and more at X4. So you are only losing maybe one or two FPS. Don't worry about it.
December 8, 2012 5:48:57 PM

Also, since this is PCIe 3.0, the 8x slot is the same as a PCIe 2.0 16x slot. So no worries. Your fine.
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December 8, 2012 6:29:02 PM

themufos said:
I dont have anything else in other slot, the problem is that I cant put the gpu in the first slot (cpu cooler noctua nh-d14 too big...)
Is there a way to enable x16 in the bios?


Is it possible another alignment with the Noctua would give you more room and still work well?
December 8, 2012 7:53:42 PM

yes.. but the point is that I wanna avoid needing to do that:p 
IM tire of doing stuff in the pc, but can I change something in the BIOS? - or is it already x16?
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