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Asus Maximus Vii Ranger SLi/SSD Slot Change Question

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#1 Psychosphere


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 12:54 PM


I recently bought a new PC (Specs listed below) with hopes of adding another 980ti further down the line when it starts to get a little outdated. But I noticed the company I bought the PC from added the SSD to the other PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot where I would have put the 2nd 980ti. My question is can I move the SSD down to the PCIe 2.0 x4 slot without any significant problems like not recognizing the OS, losing data etc? Does it even work in that slot? Sorry if this is a dumb question, not that knowledgeable with PC's yet.

CPU: 4GHz Intel Core i7-6700K overclocked to 4.7GHz
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Ranger
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz DDR4
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB
Storage: Intel 750 Series 400GB SSD; 2TB Seagate hard disk
Cooling CPU: Corsair Hydro H110i GTX with 2 x 140mm fans 
PSU: Cooler Master v850

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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:52 PM

I don't recommend GTX 980 Ti unless you get it cheaply.


It seems SSD should go into black slot with not much performance penalty. May cause some problems unless tweaking something on BIOS first. Should not lose data.


Makes me wonder why you didn't go with M.2 SSD instead but that's too late now.

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