DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D trouble! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2006, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 430
Default DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D trouble!

I was nearly done putting together my new system when I ran into some trouble. My video card, a Connect3d X800 GTO is too long to be installed on the pcie1 slot because it runs into the chipset fan. My question is can I install the card in the other PCIe slot marked pcie4 without losing performance. The manual said that on the SLI version of this board, in single card mode the pcie4 slot only received X2 bandwidth.

curtcheese64 is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,475

It goes in the PCI X16 slot. If it hits the chipset fan, remove the decoration from it; you don't need it. Only the heatsink and fan matter.

turtile is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 430

It was actually hitting the blades of the chipset fan, I want to know if I can use the other X16 slot instead.
curtcheese64 is offline  
Old 03-03-2006, 05:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH

Therse two PCIE16 slots, it wont run at 16x on the bottom slot but only 8x.

My 7800GT goes directly over my chipset fan and a couple of wires, it only spins around 2000rpm and other people's spin at 5000rpm lol. Its fine.
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 03-03-2006, 11:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 430

Doesn't it make an anoying clicking sound with the blades hitting the card?
curtcheese64 is offline  
Old 03-03-2006, 11:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Nitestick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473

the blades shouldn't hit the card because of the edge surrounding the fan, its slightly higher so that the card can not go as low as the fan blades.
Visit my website - nitestick.net
"Guitar is cool. If you donít think the guitar is cool, then youíre stupid. And I will fight you! " - Brendon Small
I'm sorry but I do not accept support requests via IM, email, or personal messages
You can contact me for Forum related issues via PM only.

Nitestick is offline  
Old 03-03-2006, 04:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Nubius's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600

Therse two PCIE16 slots, it wont run at 16x on the bottom slot but only 8x.
doesn't matter since these cards don't utilize above 8x bandwidth anyway.

There are lots of people over at www.dfi-street who put their card in the bottom slot.....some report that their chipset runs cooler and theres been no performance loss and for a few people a few points (literally like 5 points more) in 3dmark05......which basically means squat, but hey atleast it's not a 500 point drop.

You have to enable SLI by moving the jumpers and then you should be able to put your card in the bottom slot.

For more on it go to www.dfi-street.com and talk to some people there, or rather simply do a search before posting a question that's been answered many times over.

Nubius is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.