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Using a PCI 4x slot

richw

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Hi all, I'm trying to run a dual graphics card setup on my Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 (rev. 1.0) with the BIOS F10.

In the 16x slot is a X1950XT and it works great no problems. I've just tired to add a X300 (I THINK its a Asus card) I have lying around so I can run my 2nd monitor off a completely separate card but the system won't see the card and I know the X300 works fine as I've tested it fine in another system.

It's a 4x slot with a 16x connector, but I wondering if some card's won't work in a 4x slot or if I have a duff slot?

Thanks, Rich
 

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You need another x1950 to run dual cards.
 
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Here is a chart that shows what cards can work for you.



But, Erocker is right, you can't use a X300 card for crossfire with that card...
 

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Sorry, I didn't make it clear in my 1st post - but I'm not interested in crossfire, just using using the 2nd card for my 2nd monitor.
 
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He does not want to CF these cards. He only wants to connect his second monitor to x300, but system can't see x300. ;)
Edit: heh, he was faster :)