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Old 12-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by swsw1550 View Post
I owned a couple of the cards when they where released, you can only just try it in the different slots, from memory some slots 2X 4X 8X 16X worked on some boards and not others, it was a bit of a hit and miss sought of thing, my supermicro board X8DAH+ does not like the card, doesn't work in any slots, thats why i got rid of them.. hope this helps.
Yup, while x1 cards are supposed to work fine in x4, x8 and x16 slots, the real world tells us that for various reasons, some motherboards are just plain picky about where certain devices sit. Most likely it's similar to the old resource allocation problems we had with IRQs and DMA channels. :)
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