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How to run my Video Card in 16X

By GTIMAN
Mar 9, 2006
  1. Hi

    I just put this computer tougher and I ran CPU-Z and my video card is running in 8X. How do I change it to 16X if possible?

    XFX 7800GT
    AMD 64 3200
    Albatron--K8SLI
    600W power supply
    80GB hard drive
     
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Try updatting your drivers.


    Best of Luck :bounce:
     
  3. GTIMAN

    GTIMAN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is up to date
     
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    List the model of your mother board, as not all mobos support 16x. :hotbounce
     
  5. GTIMAN

    GTIMAN TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I looked at the motherboard manual at the site you linked to. It says you have two PCI-E X 8 slots. So it looks like that's it.
     
  7. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    If this concerne you may want a new mobo. They aren't that much 30$$-80$$ (american)
     
  8. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    I wouldn't be too concerned. The graphics cards out today aren't using anywhere near the full potential of the x16 slots, and I bet your card is not even using the full x8.

    In other words, if you have two identical cards and motherboards, the only difference being one motherboard had pci-E x8 and the other had pci-E x16, I doubt you'd even notice a difference in performance.
     
  9. GTIMAN

    GTIMAN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank u guys for the help
    ill gust buy another video card to run in SLI
     
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