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PCI express at x8 instead of x16...

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Nelmeco, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Nelmeco

    Nelmeco Regular member

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    I have a pny 8800gts 320mb and a ASUS M2N-E SLI AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard. My graphics card is currently running at x8 and I want it to run at a full x16 speed. Any suggestions or solutions are appreciated, thanks. Here are some specs if needed... I highlited in red my video card part.

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    CPU-Z version 1.44
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    Processors Map
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    Number of processors 1
    Number of threads 2

    Processor 0
    -- Core 0
    -- Thread 0
    -- Core 1
    -- Thread 0


    Processors Information
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    Processor 1 (ID = 0)
    Number of cores 2 (max 2)
    Number of threads 2 (max 2)
    Name AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
    Codename Windsor
    Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
    Package Socket AM2 (940)
    CPUID F.3.3
    Extended CPUID F.43
    Brand ID 4
    Core Stepping JH-F3
    Technology 90 nm
    Core Speed 3015.6 MHz (15.0 x 201.0 MHz)
    HT Link speed 1005.2 MHz
    Stock frequency 3000 MHz
    Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
    L1 Data cache 2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache 2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache 2 x 1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    FID/VID Control yes
    max FID 15.0x
    max VID 1.450 V
    Features XD, VT
    K8 Thermal sensor yes
    K8 Revision ID 5.3
    Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 0
    Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 1
    Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 2
    Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 3

    Chipset
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    Northbridge NVIDIA nForce4 rev. A3
    Southbridge NVIDIA nForce4 MCP rev. F3
    Graphic Interface PCI-Express
    PCI-E Link Width x8
    PCI-E Max Link Width x16

    Memory Type DDR2
    Memory Size 2048 MBytes
    Channels Dual
    Memory Frequency 376.9 MHz (CPU/8)
    CAS# 5.0
    RAS# to CAS# 5
    RAS# Precharge 5
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 15
    Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 23
    Command Rate 2T


    Memory SPD
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    DIMM #1

    General
    Memory type DDR2
    Module format Regular UDIMM
    Manufacturer (ID) OCZ (7F7F7F7FB0000000)
    Size 1024 MBytes
    Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
    Part number OCZ2VU8001G
    Serial number FFFFFFFF
    Manufacturing date Week 165/Year 165

    Attributes
    Number of banks 2
    Data width 64 bits
    Correction None
    Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
    EPP no
    XMP no

    Timings table
    Frequency (MHz) 266 333 400
    CAS# 3.0 4.0 5.0
    RAS# to CAS# delay 4 5 5
    RAS# Precharge 4 5 5
    TRAS 10 13 15
    TRC 15 19 23

    DIMM #2

    General
    Memory type DDR2
    Module format Regular UDIMM
    Manufacturer (ID) OCZ (7F7F7F7FB0000000)
    Size 1024 MBytes
    Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
    Part number OCZ2VU8001G
    Serial number FFFFFFFF
    Manufacturing date Week 165/Year 165

    Attributes
    Number of banks 2
    Data width 64 bits
    Correction None
    Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
    EPP no
    XMP no

    Timings table
    Frequency (MHz) 266 333 400
    CAS# 3.0 4.0 5.0
    RAS# to CAS# delay 4 5 5
    RAS# Precharge 4 5 5
    TRAS 10 13 15
    TRC 15 19 23
     
  2. abuzar1

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    Did you put it in the Black slot? I believe that is a 8x electrical slot.
     
  3. Nelmeco

    Nelmeco Regular member

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    No, its in the top blue one. I dunno if this makes any difference, but I also have another video card in the x16 express slot under it, a 7950 512. They are not in sli so I dont think that has anything to do with it... would a bios update help?
     
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    Ummm why do you have another video card in that slot? I think that might be the issue. Anyway it's nothing to worry about, it won't impact your performance.
     
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    I have three monitors going, so I had to add another video card. And it wont affect the performace at all if its at x8?
     
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    Not on the 8800GTS, maybe if you had a more powerful card it might.
     

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