The render test doesn't help it stays put at PCIe 1.1 x16
try re-seating the card into the slot, make sure it is all the way in and the small latch at the end of the slot locks it in place. The card is in the top most dark blue pci-e x16 slot, right? (edit 2nd slot if you count the small x1 as well )
It was in that slot already, I have fixed the problem now it is running at PCIe 3.0 x16 now I had to mess around with some things on my motherboard Thanks to everyone who replied to try and help
I had to mess around with some things on my motherboard
would you like to be a bit more specific? pls? for future reference and all that?
I went into advanced mode and under the advanced tab there was 'System Agent Configuration' in there I disabled my iGPU and then I set my PCIe to Gen 3 instead of Auto
ah ok, sounds plausible enough. (so it wasnt just a reading error or anything like that on gpu-z). thx.