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Best GPU for a x8 PCIE slot?

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Well, here are your options:

1. Get a GT 710/GT 730 that's x8 (physical x8 cards are rare as there's basically no demand)

2. Dremel/cut/somehow remove out the back of the PCIe slot so you can insert any card

Just now, emosun said:

every gpu will work but just run at 8x speeds

The back of the slot is blocked up. OP could somehow get it out, though.

For my dell R710, im trying to get a GPU running, and cant find any x8 GPUs at all, (besides a GT730)

 

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Is it an x8 slot electrically or an x8 slot physically?

If only electrically, any GPU will work. It will just run at x8, not x16.

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1 minute ago, FakeKGB said:

Is it an x8 slot electrically or an x8 slot physically?

If only electrically, any GPU will work. It will just run at x8, not x16.

physically, Forced using a Riser card 

 

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1 minute ago, Nolanrulesroblox said:

physically, Forced using a Riser card 

every gpu will work but just run at 8x speeds

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Well, here are your options:

1. Get a GT 710/GT 730 that's x8 (physical x8 cards are rare as there's basically no demand)

2. Dremel/cut/somehow remove out the back of the PCIe slot so you can insert any card

Just now, emosun said:

every gpu will work but just run at 8x speeds

The back of the slot is blocked up. OP could somehow get it out, though.

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2 minutes ago, Nolanrulesroblox said:

Forced using a Riser card 

oh and if you have enought skill you can just remove the back of an 8x slot if you want a x16 card to fit in it

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Just now, emosun said:

oh and if you have enought skill you can just remove the back of an 8x slot if you want a x16 card to fit in it

 

Its a Server, I cannot use it without a riser

 

1 minute ago, emosun said:

every gpu will work but just run at 8x speeds

physical x8 slot, it cannot fit a x16

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Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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Just now, FakeKGB said:

The back of the slot is blocked up.

 

3 minutes ago, Nolanrulesroblox said:

physically, Forced using a Riser card 

 

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2 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

Well, here are your options:

1. Get a GT 710/GT 730 that's x8 (physical x8 cards are rare as there's basically no demand)

2. Dremel/cut/somehow remove out the back of the PCIe slot so you can insert any card

The back of the slot is blocked up. OP could somehow get it out, though.

for cutting the back of the PCIE slot, How bad could it mess it up? (meaning, could i kill the whole riser, as if the riser is dead, the 2U server will not boot)

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PC#3 Razer Blade 15 Base (i7 8750h GTX 1060 MaxQ 32gb ddr4 2400 970 evo 1tb seagate 2tb 7200 rpm HDD)

 

Servers:

Super Micro lga 775 Motherboard x5355 16gb ddr2 ECC 250gb hdd 650w psu

(MAIN server) x2 X5660 128gb DDR3 ECC, 240gb inland SSD, Samsung 850 evo 250gb, 6tb Raid 10 (SAS) x2 870W PSUs 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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Just now, Nolanrulesroblox said:

for cutting the back of the PCIE slot, How bad could it mess it up?

or just use an 8x to 16x ribbon cable adapter if you don't know how to cut the slot

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1 minute ago, emosun said:

or just use an 8x to 16x ribbon cable adapter if you don't know how to cut the slot

The riser needs to be Used. its a Dell R710 (it server will not boot if the card is not installed, and It runs also a RAID card, and none of the drives will work without it.) and there is No room to add a ribbon cable

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PC#3 Razer Blade 15 Base (i7 8750h GTX 1060 MaxQ 32gb ddr4 2400 970 evo 1tb seagate 2tb 7200 rpm HDD)

 

Servers:

Super Micro lga 775 Motherboard x5355 16gb ddr2 ECC 250gb hdd 650w psu

(MAIN server) x2 X5660 128gb DDR3 ECC, 240gb inland SSD, Samsung 850 evo 250gb, 6tb Raid 10 (SAS) x2 870W PSUs 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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ok well you were given several options. Creating reasons why each option isn't possible or worth attempting isn't going to yield much of a result so I'm not sure how else you can be helped.

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27 minutes ago, Nolanrulesroblox said:

The riser needs to be Used.

You can use more than 1 riser at the time....... 

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There is a GT 710 from Asus that only has a PCI-E x1 connector physically. Maybe that'll help you?

I just found this topic randomly while searching for the answer if exactly this card will fill the role of a 2nd GPU in my system 😉

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