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Legacy motherboards info needed

Postby Uitlander » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:33 pm

The Gigabyte boards:
GA-MA790FX-DS5
GA-MA790FX-UD5P
both have two PCIe x16 slots. My question is are both slots useable if I am not installing two graphics cards? For example, say one slot for graphics card and other one for NIC, or video capture card, or whatever. Or must I leave one slot unused if not doing the ATI CrossFire (two graphics cards) setup?
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Re: Legacy motherboards info needed

Postby evasive » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:52 am

It looks like these boards only support graphics cards in the x16 slots, no matter how you set the bios:
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/mo ... ts.289804/

As I do not see a final update, I assume the poster simply returned the board and bought something else...
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Re: Legacy motherboards info needed

Postby Uitlander » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:09 am

evasive wrote:It looks like these boards only support graphics cards in the x16 slots, no matter how you set the bios:
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/mo ... ts.289804/

As I do not see a final update, I assume the poster simply returned the board and bought something else...


Well that bites bigtime...guess I'll not be using these two boards, with only 4 useable slots, since I have totally failed to find anything useful to put in the two PCI slots. Guess I should of asked here before I bought these boards. Anyway, thanks for telling me.
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