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Can I run a 2nd graphic card on the x4 slot?

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December 10, 2012 1:41:59 AM

Would it be better to crossfire the 2 graphic card? One in x16 slot and the other one in x4 slot? Or should I just run both without crossfire?

No gaming at all just photo editing and video editing only, and of course surfing the internet. I have the XFX 7770 card.

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a c 191 U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 6:43:43 AM

Well, do you have one card already? I would recommend just going with one card, because you wont get much with Crossfire out of that x4 port.
December 17, 2012 5:17:08 AM

Without crossfiring 2 graphic card can I run the 2nd card on the PCI Express x4 slot?
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a c 191 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 6:44:17 AM

Sure, you can get a simple x1 card to put in there.
December 17, 2012 6:48:27 AM

Deemo13 said:
Sure, you can get a simple x1 card to put in there.


I already have a creative sound card in the pci express x1 slot. I'm just more curious about about the x4 slot.

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a c 191 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 9:46:22 PM
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That's what I am saying, you can run a x1 card in the x4 slot, or the sound card in that slot as well.
December 17, 2012 10:45:18 PM

Deemo13 said:
That's what I am saying, you can run a x1 card in the x4 slot, or the sound card in that slot as well.


Thank you Deemo13. Your a life saver. I never knew that you could run a sound card pci express x1 in the x16 and x4 slot. You've save me a lot of money. I just installed my creative X-fi SB card in the x4 slot (3rd x16 slot with x4) and it worked beautiful.

Now I have 2 XFX 7770 in the dual x16 slot, and the sound card in the last x4 slot. :D 
a c 191 U Graphics card
December 18, 2012 3:52:12 AM

Glad you got it to work! I learned the same thing lol, but I didnt know until I tried.
December 18, 2012 3:57:34 AM

Deemo13 said:
Glad you got it to work! I learned the same thing lol, but I didnt know until I tried.


:ouimaitre:  thank you!
December 18, 2012 3:58:16 AM

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a c 191 U Graphics card
December 18, 2012 4:16:17 AM

No problem! Glad to help!
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