FuturePastNow wrote:frumper15 wrote:If i understand it correctly, pcie can use anywhere between 1 and 16 lanes from the same slot - in other words, you can use a 16x card in a 1x slot, with an obvious drop in performance. however, if you're just displaying charts, etc. I don't think it would be an issue.
Right-o. The problem with sticking an x16 card in an x1 slot is that x1 slots are almost always closed-ended, preventing the longer connector from being inserted. However, if you know what you're doing, you can actually cut an x16 connector down to x1 length, and it will work.