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this is true but still the low end is a joke though, only benefits are for HTPC users money is mainly scored from the midrange dept.
 

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this is true but still the low end is a joke though, only benefits are for HTPC users money is mainly scored from the midrange dept.
Low end cards are good if you like playing old games :eek: I got one for a pc so if a friend is over we can play bf2 on lan.
 
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LMAO, they're trying to make it look like a strong card but failed. PCB space = waste, compare that to the 4870x2 pcb :D
 
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What about this one:

 

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16x - 1x adapter

talk about a bottleneck
 

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What about this one:

That riser is for noobs (if it's not a joke). You can try cutting the edge of a PCI-E x1/x4 slot and and still install an x16 card.
 

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That riser is for noobs (if it's not a joke). You can try cutting the edge of a PCI-E x1/x4 slot and and still install an x16 card.
lmao and it wont work heh
 

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tried it yourself?
 

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That riser is for noobs (if it's not a joke). You can try cutting the edge of a PCI-E x1/x4 slot and and still install an x16 card.
Its not for noob.Its a waste of money.As for the axiom,i wouldnt count on that cos in a mobo if the manifacturer didnt leave the 1x/4x slot open for vga then it most likely wont work if u cut it...And propably there will be a cmos battery or capacitors or other staff in the same line with the vgs's slot so u wont fit it unless u break something.Thats why that adapter also elevates the card...
 

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Its not for noob.Its a waste of money.As for the axiom,i wouldnt count on that cos in a mobo if the manifacturer didnt leave the 1x/4x slot open for vga then it most likely wont work if u cut it...And propably there will be a cmos battery or capacitors or other staff in the same line with the vgs's slot so u wont fit it unless u break something.Thats why that adapter also elevates the card...
Nobody is discounting the fact that there will be components blocking the graphics card if it's installed in a place where a PCI-E x1 slot exists. If you can install that PCI-E riser, you already count the fact that there is clearance on the motherboard. You can open a PCI-E x1/x4 slot (cut a notch on its end), and install any PCI-Express expansion card, that includes PCI-E 2.0 x16. It will work, irrespective of the level of performance it ends up offering.
 
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Its not for noob.Its a waste of money.As for the axiom,i wouldnt count on that cos in a mobo if the manifacturer didnt leave the 1x/4x slot open for vga then it most likely wont work if u cut it...And propably there will be a cmos battery or capacitors or other staff in the same line with the vgs's slot so u wont fit it unless u break something.Thats why that adapter also elevates the card...
Cutting the egde works. BTA is right.
 

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That riser is for noobs (if it's not a joke). You can try cutting the edge of a PCI-E x1/x4 slot and and still install an x16 card.
Actualy on one of my mobo's this would be good because if i cut the slot the card would hit the chipset heatsink, I still wouldn't use it anyway.
 
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i've done it. card didnt get enough power for 3D (X1600) but it ran fine in 2D.
How did you cut the slot? I've a mobo with a closed x4 slot, and maybe i want to throw a 8600gt in it.
 

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How did you cut the slot? I've a mobo with a closed x4 slot, and maybe i want to throw a 8600gt in it.
A file would be able to cut it.
 

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See how the PCI-E x4 has an open-end? Try to carefully cut the end of your slot, be careful not to damage the delicate contacts inside. The cut should be deep enough to smoothly let the card in, but not too deep to damage its wiring.
 
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Thanks, both of you. I will try it someday. However i still have some warranty on my mobo, so i think, i'll wait until it expires.
 
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wow thats a rediculous design, someone was not using there head
 

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the one trick to it, is to only cut the edge. the guy i did it for tried to make the cut 'better' by using a hacksaw, and sawing the thing til it was smoother. Of course, he pushed the saw in too far and ripped out the copper contacts.