P5Q Pro PCIe running x8 not x16, why?
I'm running my P5Q Pro with one video card.
I have my sound card in the black PCIe slot. Could this be why my blue slot is running half speed?
Is there a way to have my Blue slot run at a full x16, while having my sound card in the black slot?
It would be nice to do so, it makes for better airflow.
I think whenever you plug something into another PCI-e x16 slot on boards like that it dials it down to 8x/8x.
There is not much you can do about it other than populating another PCI-e x4.
With those boards, they are capped out at 8x 8x when both are in.
Darn I was afraid of that.
Oh well, I have an empty PCIex1 between the GFX card and where the sound card is now.
Thx for the quick reply. :thumb:
If I recall Correctly , you need a board with full Electrical X16 Slots to Run 16/16.
That board has whats called Mechanical Slots (Someone correct me if I'm wrong).
So if you ever are looking to upgrade the board, look for that in its specs.
Luckly I was never planning to crossfire and moving my soundcard over isn't having much of an impact in my case, but that's definitely something I shouldn't have missed in my research. Oh well as long as I learn...
You don't loose nothing if you run your video card at PCI-E 2.0 x8.
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