Can I Run a PCI-E x16 Card in a PCI-E x1 Slot?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Rick, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Rick

    Rick Guest

    I've got an Asus P5GD1 motherboard that is configured with 3 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, and 1 PCI-E x16 slots. The x16 slot already has a GeForce 8800GT video card in it that I would like to keep. But I also have a GeForce 8500GT video card that I would like to add into the box. The 8500GT is an x16 card -- could I fit it (and will it run) in a x1 slot? Or do I need to buy a PCI video card and fit into one of the PCI slots instead?
    Rick, Jun 3, 2009
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    why? Guest

    On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 16:05:13 -0500, Rick wrote:

    Nasty case of non line wrapping you have.

    Run or fit, 2 very different things.

    Online manuals would help you, mobo compatablity for the sockets and
    graphics card for min requirement / possible performance issues.

    Providing URLs to manuals would help even just to be more encouraging in
    helping instead of searching.
    A smaller PCIe card will fit into a larger slot. Unless you have an open
    ended slot a longer card will not fit.

    The PCIe spec means the card figures out the best connection.

    why?, Jun 3, 2009
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    Mike Easter Guest

    Rick wrote:
    X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    Don't use OE's QP QuotedPrintable in 'mixed company' -- where other
    people are using other newsagents. Typically one agent's QP, especially
    OE's, is not compatible with anything else.

    Change configuration in: OE/ Tools/ Options/ Send tab - News Sending
    Format (plaintext is checked) - click Plain Text Settings button -
    checked MIME - use its menu to select 'Encode text using' - None (not
    Quoted Printable). Also your wrap should be something around 72-74.
    Mike Easter, Jun 3, 2009
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    thanatoid Guest

    For once (well, ENOUGH to follow-up positively instead of my
    usual "you're right but it's hopeless...") I'm with you this
    time. I HATE idiots who don't use wordwrap. And I am SO sick of
    getting 20K emails with text followed by 19.5 K of html. Oh, the
    thanatoid, Jun 4, 2009
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    Mike Easter Guest

    Actually, Rick's message is 'sorta' wrapped -- but how the EOLs are
    handled is unpredictable/variable by various newsagents -- and also
    different between the different v. of OE. If you look at his message
    source, you will see that the (otherwise normal chars/line) wrapping
    involves EOLs with =

    Depending on how your newsagent handles that, it might wrap to your
    window's edge; and then depending on how your newsagent handles
    *that* -- then when you reply you might get cite marks and you might not.
    For example, I just checked it with KNode which handles the message OK.
    The lines wrap to the edge of the window when reading, and then the cite
    marks work OK - standard wrapping and line by line cite marks - when
    Depending on your mailuser agent and your OS, you should be dealing with
    that very carefully. I recall that your OS is W98; if your mailuser
    agent were OE, then it is using a very old IE rendering engine, that from
    IE6SP1 at the newest.

    That combination makes for a very scary insecurity potential; so you
    shouldn't be opening and rendering, or even previewing and rendering any
    html mail (without inspecting the message source first) if you have that
    Mike Easter, Jun 4, 2009
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    thanatoid Guest

    Because of all the awful annoyances I have been having with
    Opera AND Firefox 2 (I can NOT believe there are 20,000 text
    editors but only about 10 browsers, *all* unsatisfactory in one
    way or another) I am actually beginning to consider using IE -
    whichever ver. would work on 98SELite - *if* I can figure out a
    way to make it safe. I never thought it would come to this, but
    I guess you can't fight World Hall.

    But I'll be //damned// if I ever use OE or whatever it's called

    Since I stopped using the old Eudora about 6-8 years ago (IIRC)
    I have been using nPop - it's a fantastic little mail program.
    200KB of genius. Only accepts text and attachments. Connects to
    a gmail acct INSTANTLY via POP3/smtp. Nice of the ghoulglers to
    allow for that.

    And Xnews rules and shall continue to do so, it seems forever.
    The end of Usenet is nearing.

    thanatoid, Jun 4, 2009
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    Pennywise Guest

    Pennywise, Jun 4, 2009
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <>
    Note that some x1 slots are "open" in the back, if so, then it's
    possible to insert a card that expects more lanes, most cards+drivers
    will work (or at least, if the follow the spec, they will)
    DevilsPGD, Jun 4, 2009
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    Pennywise Guest

    If that were possible, (I'm leery of that info even after reading the
    link, and timing skew), the transfer rate of the x1 slot would be 1/4
    of the x16 slot.

    If he were to SLI the video cards together - the results could run a
    gauntlet of problems.
    Pennywise, Jun 4, 2009
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