Dumb PCIE question - Asus P5B-E/WiFi

Gimpy04

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EDIT - Whoops, I mistyped. It's a P5K-E/WiFi

I have this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131196

It has 2 PCI-E x16 slots (sort of). I want to move my Zotac 9800GTX AMP from the Blue PCIex16 slot to the black one, but will I lose performance? Is it actually a PCIe16 slot? It's labeled in one of the pictures as PCIe16 (electrical x4/x1) and the product description states "2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode)"

Oh yea, I guess I have my rig in my signature.


Thanks in advance [H]!
 
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Zero82z

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The second PCI-E slot runs at 4x, so you may lose performance. It's only a physical 16x slot. The P35 chipset did not have the ability to divide its PCI-E lanes between two slots like the P45 chipset.
 

Gimpy04

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Thanks, that's what I was leaning towards, just needed someone else to confirm or deny my suspicions.
 
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