[RESOLVED] PCIe x8

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leomac

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Hey guys,

Putting together my new build using ASUS Sabertooth and am wondering:

How much of a performance hit am I going to take using a secondary GPU in the second PCIe slot for third monitor - x16 with just the GTX 560Ti, but to use my third monitor, I must utilize the second PCIe slot rendering both operational at only x8.

Thanks
 
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leomac

New Member
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Thanks Shinma,
Now I've got to figure out why I'm getting a CPU Fan error on the mobo bios. It's only spinning at 550rpm (CM Hyper 212 evo) but the the CPU's at 23C....?
 
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leomac

New Member
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Seems like others have had issues - told mobo to ignore the error for the mean-time since the CPU is running fine and cool, could be a boot power only issue. Installing Windows now.

Thanks again for your help, Shinma.
 
Shinma

Shinma

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You're welcome.

If you're concerned of the low rpm of the fan,
You can run four instances of Prime95 or similar software, to get all the cores to work/generate heat.
If the fan's rpm increases, you know that it's fine.
 

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