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Default gtx 660 @ x4 - 11-29-2012, 22:44 | posts: 143

Found out that my card gtx 660 oc gigabyte works only @4 in x16 slot. Any ideas? Psu is new and should be more than enough. asrock 970 extreme 3 board does not have many options i could change. Tried to re-seat it, but no luck.
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 22:45 | posts: 16,134 | Location: US East Coast

How are you checking this?


   
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Default 11-29-2012, 22:47 | posts: 143

With gpu - z and also aida, when running a game or in gpu-z the render.
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 22:47 | posts: 17,895 | Location: New Jersey, USA

try the other pci e slot man. it appears 1 is 4x from what I read
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2 @ x16 mode; PCIE4 @ x4 mode)
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 22:49 | posts: 143

I had the problem, that i used the lower slot at the start, but then i switched back to the upper one and it still shows @x4

Could it be a driver issue? Or is it can it be only hardware related?

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Default 11-29-2012, 23:13 | posts: 32 | Location: North America

Hardware related or BIOS settings related. Reset CMOS.
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 00:05 | posts: 2,599 | Location: Australia

Is it maybe just a 2d power saving feature? Try opening a game?
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 07:21 | posts: 143

Thanks for all the suggestions, resolved - as it was dark and late at night and i did not want to wake my girlfriend up by turning on the lights, it turns out that i put the card back into the lower slot and not the upper one. Damn. Now i put it back in the upper slot and all is fine.
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 17:15 | posts: 17,895 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Told ya. Glad its sorted
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 17:41 | posts: 32 | Location: North America

Dump your girlfriend so you can turn On the lights any time you want to.
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 01:11 | posts: 59 | Location: MK

and you tried while the render test was running ?
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 05:57 | posts: 1,800 | Location: Calgary Canada®

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Thanks for all the suggestions, resolved - as it was dark and late at night and i did not want to wake my girlfriend up by turning on the lights, it turns out that i put the card back into the lower slot and not the upper one. Damn. Now i put it back in the upper slot and all is fine.
LOL, even in their sleep, girlfriends mess up gaming for us.
   
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Default 12-07-2012, 03:10 | posts: 1,383 | Location: Inside My Thoughts..

Glad you sorted it but REALLY?? In 2012 you couldn't find alternatives sources of light?? Like e.g: PHONE? Lighter if you smoke?? The MOON??
   
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Default 12-07-2012, 03:29 | posts: 3,096

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Glad you sorted it but REALLY?? In 2012 you couldn't find alternatives sources of light?? Like e.g: PHONE? Lighter if you smoke?? The MOON??
Flashlight. Everyone should own one.
   
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Default 12-07-2012, 05:32 | posts: 1,383 | Location: Inside My Thoughts..

/\ True.. Although tbh I don't.. I do actually but none works. lol

But then again I expect my damn 5,3in phone to have one for its damn price.
   
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Default 12-08-2012, 16:02 | posts: 1,115 | Location: Monmouth County, NJ

Its power saving feature. Slot automatically down clocking when you alt tab out of game.
   
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