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Windows 7: Motherboard Slot for Video Card Help


04 Jul 2014   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Motherboard Slot for Video Card Help

I am playing with the idea of getting a new Video Card just because the one I have is old. I was looking at my MB. I have two PCIE 16X slots. One of them is black and one is blue. My current card is in a blue one. 90% of the slots are blue so the black one leads me to believe it would be faster. There is nothing in my manual to give me any info and I saw nothing on the MB to indicate anything. Anyone have any idea why one is black and one is blue? Thanks


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04 Jul 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Use the top slot closest to the cpu

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04 Jul 2014   #3
Total

Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I am playing with the idea of getting a new Video Card just because the one I have is old. I was looking at my MB. I have two PCIE 16X slots. One of them is black and one is blue. My current card is in a blue one. 90% of the slots are blue so the black one leads me to believe it would be faster. There is nothing in my manual to give me any info and I saw nothing on the MB to indicate anything. Anyone have any idea why one is black and one is blue? Thanks
From page 9 in your Asus P8Z68-V LX manual - under expansion slots .

2 X PCI Express 2.0x16 slots (Blue@ X16 mode , black@ x4 mode ..
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04 Jul 2014   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Total View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I am playing with the idea of getting a new Video Card just because the one I have is old. I was looking at my MB. I have two PCIE 16X slots. One of them is black and one is blue. My current card is in a blue one. 90% of the slots are blue so the black one leads me to believe it would be faster. There is nothing in my manual to give me any info and I saw nothing on the MB to indicate anything. Anyone have any idea why one is black and one is blue? Thanks
From page 9 in your Asus P8Z68-V LX manual - under expansion slots .

2 X PCI Express 2.0x16 slots (Blue@ X16 mode , black@ x4 mode ..
Thank you very much.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2014   #5
Total

Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Total View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I am playing with the idea of getting a new Video Card just because the one I have is old. I was looking at my MB. I have two PCIE 16X slots. One of them is black and one is blue. My current card is in a blue one. 90% of the slots are blue so the black one leads me to believe it would be faster. There is nothing in my manual to give me any info and I saw nothing on the MB to indicate anything. Anyone have any idea why one is black and one is blue? Thanks
From page 9 in your Asus P8Z68-V LX manual - under expansion slots .

2 X PCI Express 2.0x16 slots (Blue@ X16 mode , black@ x4 mode ..
Thank you very much.
Np , happy to help . I like the asus boards too , they are rock solid ..
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