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beardstroke
09-27-07, 10:50 PM
If I put my card in the 2nd (black) PCI-E x16 slot, it reads x4 speed.

If I put it in the 1st (blue) PCI-E x16 xlot, it reads x16 speed.

is this normal?

LT.Schaffer
09-27-07, 11:39 PM
Yes

beardstroke
09-27-07, 11:52 PM
So why do they call it a x16 slot if it isn't a x16 slot?

LT.Schaffer
09-28-07, 12:25 PM
I also wondered that:(

agentkay
09-28-07, 12:49 PM
Marketing most likely but yes itīs correct, one is x16 and the other is just x4.

CaptNKILL
09-28-07, 02:37 PM
"x16" slot usually refers to a full size slot... not necessarily a full speed one.

Anywhere it says that though, it should say "x16 slot (4x electrical)" or something like that.

Misleading? Yeah. It is. :p