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Thread: PCI-E x16 @ x1 ?!?!

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    Default Re: PCI-E x16 @ x1 ?!?!

    Try updating your chipset drivers with the /OVERALL switch this will force the installer to update all devices with the new driver in tha latest chipset package (assuming that it is an intel chipset?) that you will download from here -->> then DL a few third party GPU applications that will give us an idea how you GPU is doing from another point of vew. This is to test if you are recieving a true reading in your PCI E x 1 dilemma. Check out this guide here-->>
    Look for the appropriate guide (correction)
    Last edited by MadMax2911; 07-24-2011 at 11:35 PM. Reason: add info
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB

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    Chike is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: PCI-E x16 @ x1 ?!?!

    CPU-Z also show BIOS version in the motherboard tab.

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    Default Re: PCI-E x16 @ x1 ?!?!

    I am pretty sure it is not about the bios as the card was running perfectly at x16 before it turns to x1 for some reason idk , maybe I dont have another motherboard to try so i installed my old card 8400SE to check if it was the PCI slot , and it read x16 on that card , and when i put back my GT430 it is still the same. iam just asking if u solved this problem b4 I would really appreciate it if u told me how u solved it.

    and the BIOS version is 1.1
    Last edited by AmrHero; 07-23-2011 at 06:06 AM.

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