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Windows 7: GC slot question

01 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 7 64bit
GC slot question

Im adding some watercooling and plan on upgrading my motherboard and cpu but my question is setup of the graphics card. My mobo has 3 pci express x16 slots marked pciex16_1 pciex16_2 pciex16_3. I want to know if i can put my graphics card into slot 2 instead of slot 1. Is there any loss of performance being the 2nd slot being there both x16?

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03 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

As long as you only run 1 card it will run at x16

Why do you want it in slot #2 ??
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03 Dec 2015   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Most likely because it covers the chipset logo in slot 1
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09 Dec 2015   #4

Windows 7 64bit

The way i was planning on setting up I was going to add a pci slot fan above it to pull hot air from bottom of case being acx 2.0 blows hot air down. I decided to go without it.
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