Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by keakar, Sep 28, 2007.
what does this mean? (signals at x4)
it is in the mobo specs
1 x PCI Express x16 (signals at x4)
It's the size of a PCI-E x16 slot. But it's actually a PCI-E x4 slot.
its eletrically reduced to 4x. usually the second x16 slot is reduced to x8 or x4 on chipsets other then x38. basically whatever the 16 stands for (i think its lanes), you only got 4 of those on the second x16 slot.
It means your 16X pci-E slot only work in 4X mode. 16X mode not supported by motherboard or BIOS. With your card it doesn't matter much.
ahhh ok thats what i thought.
no wonder the board was $25 cheaper than the other.
i was looking at some older chip boards to see if they are worth getting but finding no real savings there.
this article got me curious so i was comparing them.
Midrange CPU Roundup: It's Time to Buy
no boards other then the x38 boards will be able to do x16 x16, x16 x8 is as good as it gets on other boards, depending on the chipset, p35 can only do 16/4
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