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PCIe x16 x8 Question


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jonathandsimons

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Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128494
GFX Card: GeForce GTX 560
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121446

The GFX Card has an interface of PCIe x16. My Motherboard has 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 slots. It says that the 2 slots are (x16, x8).

When I plug my GFX card into 1 of the PCIe slots, it does not work. The computer beeps, fires up as normal, but I get no display.

When I plug my GFX card into the other PCIe slot, it does work and everything is just dandy.

The only problem, is that the slot the GFX card is plugged into blocks one of my PCI slots that I'd like to use for a Sound Card.

How can I solve this?

Thanks :)
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Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128494
GFX Card: GeForce GTX 560
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121446

The GFX Card has an interface of PCIe x16. My Motherboard has 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 slots. It says that the 2 slots are (x16, x8).

When I plug my GFX card into 1 of the PCIe slots, it does not work. The computer beeps, fires up as normal, but I get no display.

When I plug my GFX card into the other PCIe slot, it does work and everything is just dandy.

The only problem, is that the slot the GFX card is plugged into blocks one of my PCI slots that I'd like to use for a Sound Card.

How can I solve this?

Thanks :)




Maybe a low profile card would work,it would mean changing cards if it worked either card..
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Alzeimer

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You should verify in your BIOS that your Initial display is not set to the 8x option, if it is as specified in your Manual your card will only work in the 2nd PCI-E slot, that slot can run at 16X or 8x while the 1st PCI-E slot only runs at 16x so if your BIOS Init Display First is set to 8x then only your second slot will work with a card.

bios menu display full 2.jpg


Hope that helps
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