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16x GPU not working in 16x slot but 4x wifi card works in 16x slot

So my GPU (gt 1030) had stopped working in my 16x slot I mean it wouldn't display if plugged into the port but when I plugged it into the 8x slot (16x slot with only the amount of contacts a 8x would have. so flash forward to today. I am getting a new GPU (GTX 1650 Super) and I wanted to make sure the 16x slot would work with it so I put in my 4x WiFi card and it worked. so, is it the gt 1030 that wasn't working or was it the 16x slot not working enough to support a GPU.

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6 minutes ago, HunterTheKerbal said:

was it the 16x slot not working enough to support a GPU.

that is not a thing,

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ether the port failed or your gpu killed itself did you notice anything different about the display like flickering loss of pixels etc. i have a gt 710 i killed it because i forgot to put thermal paste on it before i plugged it back into my server

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11 minutes ago, Comedy2Gamer_official said:

ether the port failed or your GPU killed itself did you notice anything different about the display like flickering loss of pixels etc. i have a gt 710 i killed it because i forgot to put thermal paste on it before i plugged it back into my server

no it went to normal after i put it in the different port although when my GPU died a few days ago it had the same thing but now it didn't work with any port.

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Probably the GPU is at fault, especially since it later died altogether. To my knowledge a GT 1030 only uses 4 PCIe lanes. Since your wifi card also uses 4 lanes and it worked, it's safe to assume there is nothing wrong with those PCIe lanes on the motherboard side.

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3 minutes ago, Hairless Monkey Boy said:

Probably the GPU is at fault, especially since it later died altogether. To my knowledge a GT 1030 only uses 4 PCIe lanes. Since your wifi card also uses 4 lanes and it worked, it's safe to assume there is nothing wrong with those PCIe lanes on the motherboard side.

OK thank you because i was really scared that when i got my gtx 1650 super that it wouldn't work because the ports would be dead and i would have to get a new motherboard and because im still on 3rd gen ivy bridge finding new mobos for that gen is hard.

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37 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

that is not a thing,

yeah i know i just didn't know how to phrase it.

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