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

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.

What would you do?
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  1. 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.
  2. Without crossfiring 2 graphic card can I run the 2nd card on the PCI Express x4 slot?
  3. Sure, you can get a simple x1 card to put in there.
  4. 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.
  5. Best answer
    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.
  6. 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
  7. Glad you got it to work! I learned the same thing lol, but I didnt know until I tried.
  8. Deemo13 said:
    Glad you got it to work! I learned the same thing lol, but I didnt know until I tried.


    :ouimaitre: thank you!
  9. Best answer selected by kouasupra.
  10. No problem! Glad to help!
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