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PCI express x1

By jrpaz16
Mar 21, 2009
  1. poundsmack

    poundsmack TS Rookie Posts: 74

  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,710   +62

    Hey why don't you all recommend he gets the PCI-E x1 to PCI-E x16 adapter so he can use that x16 card when he upgrades?
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Why not just upgrade now? Oh yeah the money :suspiciou

    Here's the best answer. Wait until you can afford to update the whole lot ;)
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Because the adapter enables one out of the total 16 PCI-E lanes, effectively crippling the card, no matter how powerful it is.
     
  5. jrpaz16

    jrpaz16 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    But will the crippling of the speed make a noticeable difference
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Absolutely. An extremely large difference in fact.
     
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42


    Not for a few years, I'm sure something will come up when "DDR4" arrives, but that's still 3 years down roadmaps.
     
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