A perfectly good card just sitting on your desk... gotta be torture lol.
You could install it and just run it as a secondary card. If you have no 2nd monitor and no xfire bridge, I see no reason to put it back in. It will use some power, not much if you disable it in device manager. Usually the bios will fire up on pcie-0 first anyways. Put it in a static bag and away from your coffee is my suggestion.
If you do folding or heavy compute then it could be useful as is... Oh and only the really low performance cards from an older gen were able to use pci-e lanes for cross-communication instead of the xfire bridge.
Funny note: your old motto : if it isn't broken, fix it until it is
My old sig : if it ain't broke, mod it till it is.
Last edited by Hellraiser1981; Jan 17, 2013 at 01:15 AM.