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PCIe slot clock speed 3000MHz

By blimp01
Jul 6, 2010
  1. Hey techspot forums,

    I am not sure if this is a problem, but aren't the Asus P5N-D motherboards' PCIE x16 slots supposed to run at 5000 MHz, rather then 2500? Mine runs at a stock 2500 MHz, and can be overclocked to 3000 which is the max.

    I have read somewhere that since the slots are PCIE 2.0 it doubles from 2500 to 5000. But I have checked in GPUz and both slots are at PCIE x16 2.0.

    Nvidia System tools report that the slot runs at 3000 max, once i have adjusted the base FSB from 100 to 120. So could the multiplier not be working properly for the PCIE bus?

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  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    no... PCIe 2.0 slots are x16 speeds, which is 2500mhz. why are you looking to overclock the slots? those boards are unstable enough as is...
     
  3. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 144

    because i thought PCIE 16x were at 2500MHz, and the PCIE 16x 2.0 were double bandwidth, making it 5000MHz
     
  4. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    nope, all PCIe 2.0 slots do is allow two video cards to run @ x16 speeds simultaneously... so it's basically the same thing.
     
  5. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 144

    ok thanks i wont worry then
     
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