Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:28 PM
My motherboard is the Gigabyte P35-DS3L, with 1 16x PCI Express slot and 3, 1x PCI Express Slots.
Will I be able to run the 9600GT in a 1x slot, or if I bought an HD2600XT, would I be able to run one of those in the 1x slot?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:15 AM
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:37 PM
I know that the 16x slot is much longer than a 1x slot, but I also know that the Mac Pro specifications say that it has 1 16x slot, and 2 4x slots; the specs also say that you can fit 4 HD 2600XTs in the beast. So I was wondering if I could fit a 2600xt (16x) in a 1x spot.
Those slots in the MacPro are full length so you can put a video card in them when doing so the card runs at 4x speed, a 1x slot is a short little connector there is no way to put a video card in one of them. If you want another video card in the machine then you would need to see if an old PCI card will work in the machine with OSX.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:53 PM
Which PCI Video cards would work?
Would this HD 2400 Pro work?
I haven't a clue whether a PCI card will work I never tried one but it may work and that looks cheap enough to take a chance on maybe wasting the money trying. A quick search below says that the Mac has used a 2400 series card and the link below that shows someone on this forum has had the 2400 working so it looks like there is a chance you may be able to get it and the 3870 your thinking of getting working together.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:53 AM
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:40 PM
We know the PCIe version of this card works.
Perhaps a 9500GT?
Anyone have a PCI video card working on Leopard?
Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:16 PM
i used a pci 6200gs in leo, but i dont know if it workes in snow
Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:51 PM
Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:46 PM
- PNY FX5200 256 MB
- PNY 8400GS 512 MB
- ATi Radeon 7000 32 MB (but I did not actually expect this to work, anyway)
Using the PCI-E card as primary video, none of the PCI cards ever received a video signal, although System Profiler did report that the NVIDIA cards were installed (although it didn't display any other information like RAM, or that a monitor was attached). When I switched primary video to either of the NVIDIA PCI cards, I would get a hard crash ("gray screen of death") immediately after the wheel stopped spinning on the Apple logo screen. I never got any video signal with the ATi, period.
Gigabyte technical support told me that the PCI-E x1 slot cannot be used as primary video for the above boards, but all of the x1 video cards I have seen would extend over at least one of the RAM slots, which really isn't an option, anyway. Perhaps I should look into a PCI 6200 GS...
Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:54 AM
1. use a slim blade, like exacto blade, to trim the end of 1x connector on mobo
was easier, than #2.... but on my mobo, gigabyte, had to remove memory,...
2. hacksaw off the pins,... ok, lot's of work, instead i just cut a slot in where the 1x connector ends.
tested card in 1x gt240, 9500gt, 2600xt, 8400gs PCI-Express x16 i
did that, since I want to build a nas server, but the cheap, non-server mobo's don't have a x4 or x8 slot,
for an sata card, and the better once are raid and x4+ ,...
the power pin are in the 1x, so all cards should work
Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:28 AM
I've tried to carefully cut my PCIe X1 slot with sharp knife to make it fit an X16 PCIe card.
Modification with my motherboard:
It works with Win7 and Snow Leopard.
To make it work side by side with other graphic card, I'll need to enable it with EFI string or DSDT in Snow Leopard. Both works flawlessly in Windows 7, however.
Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:47 PM
Socket converters exist that allow a 16x/8x/4x card to be placed in a 1x slot. Depending on the application though the performance may be terrible and the adapter w/ a graphics card may not fit in a standard case.
There are extended length wire-ribbon versions of this sort of thing as well. . .
this stuff is cheap enough that I can't imagine why someone would want to cut sockets or pins off of their graphics cards / mobos. . .doesn't take much of a miss-aligned insertion to zap for hardware.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 02:56 PM
In my region, the ribbon or convertor is not cheap and also so rare.
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