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#1 Queedon

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

So ive noticed my computer isnt running as smoothly as it should/could, i play alot of world of warcraft and a guildy told me to check out an App called CPU-z or somthing so i did.

Said my Graphics card was running at x8, then stated the max level was x16

My card is a 9800GTX+ from EVGA i have no idea whats going wrong here, i checked in bios and only thing i saw that had any resemblence to that said it was said at x16 so not sure what to do here, Any help?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:29 PM

What brand & model is the motherboard [or computer] that the video card is on ?

Some motherboards have a PCL-E "X16" slot but will only run at 8X .
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:35 PM

ECS PA1 mvp is what cpuz says its called,

cpuz says max supported is x16 but says im only at x8

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:21 PM

could be a setting in the BIOS, not sure I avoid ECS motherboards like the plague, but just out of curiousity, what slot are you running that card in, and is it in a SLI setup? the reason I ask, is that in many motherboards the bottom x16 slot will only run at 8x while the top runs at the full x16. and if its in SLI setup with another card, both cards will only run at 8x.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:27 PM

im pretty sure ive checked the bios for it, nothing much to change.

im running it in the bottum slot cuz its the only place it will fit

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:01 PM

"im running it in the bottum slot cuz its the only place it will fit"

That is the problem.
Onlt the top slot runs at 16X the bottom slot will run at a max of 8X .

If you want your video card to work right it will have to be in the top PCI-E X16 slot
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:16 PM

so in this picture,
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were talking about the blue slot?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:29 PM

Another question, for that slot to be x16 would i need a shunt card?

never knew what one was, but just looked it up...came with my MOBO didnt think anything of it and i think i threw it away =/

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:45 PM

Yes, the blue one. You shouldn't need anything in the empty slot.
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:50 PM

Damn damn damn, not sure if i can make my card fit in that spot then. 9800gtx+ is a huge card by what im used to,any suggestions?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:41 PM

In order to get my 3870 x2 into my computer, I had to move my HD up a slot because the 3870 x2 is a big card as well. If it is hardware like a HD in the way, try moving it to another slot. if its part of the case, well, Dremmels work wonders, just remember to remove all the hardware first and clean it out good when your done. I cant give any better instructions without actually seeing your setup, perhaps post a picture?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:16 PM

How important are the little tabs on my ram slots? looking at it i think those would be only thing in the way if i moved my sata plugs around

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:35 PM

pretty important, as they keep the memory in place, however they should NOT be in the way of the video card, however, looking at that motherboard, it will be a tight fit, but it should still fit. now your going to have to take the card out just to add/remove memory in the future, seriouse design flaw there, another reason why I will never own an ECS motherboard, but there should still be room there, you just might have to be crafty getting the card in there. as far as the SATA ports are concerned, most motherboards have those installed in a problematic place, but usually theres a few farther below where the video card goes and you can plug your sata devices in there assuming you dont have a half dozen of them. they dont have to go in spots 1 and 2. :D

Edited by the_patriot09, 08 April 2009 - 10:37 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:19 PM

hmm, ill have to play with it. originally bought the board a little over a year ago...and atm wasnt aware that could be a problem. never imagined a card was that big nowadays one i had before was no longer then the slot lol...

but yeah i hate the board need a new one, but dont have the cash atm. even bought a new SATA cddrive so i would still have one instead of the IDE one i had.

ill work on it and let you know how it goes..

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:00 AM

"never imagined a card was that big nowadays "

I can relate to that !
I had to rearrage my unit to get the Radeon X1800 XL in it !

Edited by fairjoeblue, 09 April 2009 - 12:23 PM.

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