OK, if anyone can help me with this I would appreciate it. I understand that PCI express video cards have a physical x16 connector they plug into on the mobo, but what about the electrical specs of that connector? I have an Asus MB that runs some of the 4 x16 physical video cards at electrical x8, and some at electrical x4, and one at electrical x16; all the slots are physical x16. Yet I can run a video card just fine in each of them. My question is this: What is the minimum electrical specification (x1, x4, x8) that a physical x16 video card can run under? If I have a physical x16 slot that runs at electrical x1, will my video card function in it? Or is it more complex? Do slots "borrow" electrical x-capacity or "lanes" from each other? Are there a certain number of electrical lanes that can be dynamically allocated amongst available slots? I understand a card would no doubt take a performance hit, but since all my work is 2D financial stuff that is irrelevant. I don't need fast frame rates, etc. I'm just lookin' to up my monitor count. Thanks for any help with this.