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Re: Moving my graphics card to the second PCIe slot

 
 
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      23rd May 2009
> What happens if I move the Graphics card down? The second slot is rated x8
> rather x16 for operating mode. Is that as bad a performance hit as it
> sounds.


Some time ago I recall reading that (back then) current cards didn't use
much of the x16 bandwidth, so give it a try.

> Finally does any one know of a good seller of thermal pads, the thick
> ones.


Thermal tape is commonly available, but how thick a gap is the question.
The double-sided sticky ones are still less than 1mm I'm sure. Aftermarket
coolers often use separate small video ram heatsinks.

rms


 
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