Forum discussion tagged with slot.
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    Question What does PCIe slot bandwidth mean?

    I am a student that just got into my IT system management course, and I am trying to figure out: What PCIe slot bandwidth stands for? What PCIe slot gigatransfer stands for? What PCIe slot frequency stands for? I just want to understand the concept better
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    Question PCIe slot not being activated after PC has been off or asleep for a while ?

    Hi all, I'm experiencing a problem with my Gigabyte B560M Aorus Elite. Everytime my PC has been off or asleep for a while (say, the whole night), the 2nd pcie x16 slot (running at x4) is not activated when the pc boots up or wakes up from sleep mode - my wifi6 card is installed in that slot...
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    Question My PC doesn't recognize my 8GB RAM attached to the RAM slot until I pressure the left corner while booting the PC

    Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo Ideapad 520-IKB and have an issue about the RAM. My PC has an internal RAM of 4GB directly connected to the motherboard without a slot and also includes a slot for external RAM input. The problem is my RAM is recognized by my PC from time to time. To clarify the...
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    Question Can I use PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe newer SSD with Lenovo Sharkbay mobo

    Hi! I want to get some fast SSD, like NVM-e,... But that mobo is kinda old and I can't find any online specs for it. I can only give a picture of it. I would like to know what is the most modern SSD that will work on that mobo I can get adapter. I don't know what are 3 slots under GPU for...
  5. Ninjaifti

    [SOLVED] Which slot will be best for my m.2 Nvme ssd

    I am kinda noob regarding m.2 and nvme. So I bought a Corsair mp510 m.2 Nvme ssd.This is my motherboard Asus Rog b360-g 8/9th gen mobo running my 9400f cpu.The blue tick slots occupies my 2 HDD and 1 Sata SSD. my RTX2060 is in my 1st pcie slot. So should I install my nvme in the 1st slot?will it...
  6. Gatri Mohamed Ali

    Question Bios not recognizing second slot.

    Greetings, hope everyone is doing good. I’ll get straight to the issue. I have a hp pavilion gaming 15, amd ryzen 5 4600H Gtx 1660 ti and 8gb ram, well it used to be 8gb ram. Somehow the laptop only detecting one slots and ignoring the other. the both rams work fine, i tested them by...
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    Faulty Memory [solved]

    I recently just upgraded my pc to a new motherboard (H110m-k) everything was running almost smooth, then i noticed only 4gbs of ram is getting registered. So i opened my pc up and started to switch my ram sticks to see what was at fault, it turns the fault was on the right one, when I took the...
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    Question SSD Powering Issue | Sleep Mode bugged

    Hello! This is the first time I ask about anything on a forum, and you get why - I am totally stumped now with my issue. I try to figure out what is the problem. Here are all the details: My specs: MSI Z390 Edge Gaming Intel Core I9 9900 AORUS RTX 2070 CORSAIR 2×8GB Hard Drive 4 TB PHISON SSD...
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    [SOLVED] Plugging a PCIe 4x sound card into a PCIe 1x slot.

    If I plug a PCIe 4x sound card (soundblaster AE-5 Plus) into a PCIe 4.0 1x slot, will the sound card's performance be severely downgraded?
  10. schellerg

    [SOLVED] Strange slots and memory behavior

    History I've built my current setup in 2019. At that time, it had a lot of BSODs and after ups and downs, while I was disassembling the parts for RMA, I bent the pins of the socket. Gigabyte repaired it (I suppose by welding a new socket) and Kingston replaced the memory sticks. After that, I...
  11. [SOLVED] RAM Not detected after delid cpu

    Hi, so I tried to delid my cpu yesterday but it's really hard. So I decided to undo my intention to delid the cpu. After I installed the cpu, ram etc, my buzzer emitted a long beep. After I checked, remove the ram one by one, apparently the first ram slot could not detect the installed ram...
  12. CapCap

    [SOLVED] Can I connect a PCIe 3.0 M.2 ssd into a PCIe 4.0 slot

    The motherboard, I'm planning on buying, has two M.2 slots. One PCIe 4.0 and one 3.0. It has only one heatsink tho, above the 4.0 slot. I would like to put that heat sink in use, therefore I'm wondering if I can connect my PCIe 3.0 M.2 NVMe ssd into the slot with the heatsink. The motherboard is...
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    [SOLVED] Does the GPU need to sit fully in the PCI e slot?

    UPDATE: I have since removed the USB 3.0 connection to the front panel (there was only one and I never used it) and the GPU is now fully sitting in the slot with the clip in. Hi, So basically I got a new Zotac Amp! Extreme edition GTX 980 ti recently and put it in my case, I have a micro ATX...
  14. M

    [SOLVED] RAM and ASRockB450M pro4-f

    Hi, a few days ago, i asked on which slot of the motherboard ASRockB450M pro4-f i should put my ram ( one stick corsair, 2666mhz, 8gb : CMK8GX4M1A2666C16). And a lot of people reply that the best is to put it on the slot A2. But now i would like to know why do you think that A2 is the best slot...
  15. okjak808

    [SOLVED] Motherboard with broken ram slots

    Hello everyone. So I pretty much sold my motherboard (MSI H61M-p31 g3) for a better one because it lacked a lot of features. I sold it for 80 dollars with a cpu and ram, though I already have a spare i7 3770 but I’m planning on buying 16gb DDR3 ram. While on eBay I saw this motherboard (Asus...
  16. Muhammad Jahid

    [SOLVED] Does pcie 3.0 x2 m.2 nvme ssd support in pcie 3.0 x4 slot?

    If I put a pcie 3.0 x2 m.2 nvme ssd in pcie 3.0 x4 slot, then will it support? If yes,then whats the difference between speed?
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    Question I broke pcie slot motherboard

    Hey guys so i.broke the pcie slot when.i.unplug the gpu by acciedent , the slot is just.came out from motherboard , the question is , i have a dual gpu slot , is it safe if i put the gpu.on the other slot? Thanks
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    [SOLVED] What is a “1/2 Mini” slot good for?

    After opening the back cover of my laptop, I found an empty slot with “1/2 Mini” written on the background. An image is here: . Its size is roughly a half of an mSATA slot. What is such...
  19. Rupert_Aqua

    [SOLVED] Faulty ram socket

    Ok so i just tested both of my ram sticks in each slot and i appear to have a faulty ram socket in slot 1. I put both ram sticks into slot 2 individually and it booted fine both times. But whenever i put any of the sticks in slot 1 my pc does not boot. Is there any possible solutions to this...
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    [SOLVED] Dark rock 4 and ram sticks aesthetics

    Hey so a couple days ago my AIO died and i decided to for once rely on air coolers to cool my 9700k since either way my AIO that had died didnt cut it for this cpu , Regardless ive heard air coolers are definitely a competition these days and for the fraction of the price. f course i went ahead...
  21. m.augs

    [SOLVED] Can I change HDD slot?

    Hi, I know it might be a stupid question but I was planning on buying a new GPU but its lenght is 30 cm and I could fit it in my case if it wasn't for the HDD, so my question is can I put it in one of those empty slots so I can fit the GPU? WIll it affect something?This is the inside of my case...
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    [SOLVED] How easy is it to mess up the PCIE x16 Graphics card slot? How easy is it to mess up a mobo period?

    I have an MSI X470 Gaming Plus Mobo and I upgraded my gfx card the other day. When I was taking out the old one (a GTX 1060), I forgot to unlatch the slot lock switch thing, and I was pulling it out with it stuck in only the far right side, and the rest of it came out with ease. I didn't pull at...
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    Question Asus laptop internal graphics slot

    I would like to know which slot is this. This is a GeForce GT 555M graphic card pulled from the laptop Asus N55SF (a laptop from 2011). Some Asus models around this time used this slot. Anyone knows if its a sort of PCI Express?
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    Question P8Z68-V Pro - Fan/Heatsink that doesn't overhang memory slot?

    I currently have the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus. Needed to do some upgrading on this system, so I purchased two 8GB sticks of memory to add to the existing two 4GB sticks to make 24GB. I go to install the memory today and discover that the heatsink on this unit overhangs the slot and I cannot...
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    Question RAM B2 Slot broken/not working

    Hello gaymers, I've been experiencing several weird issues with my RAM. When I only have one RAM stick in at a time (in the A2 slot) it works fine- it successfully overclocks to 3000MHz and windows recognises that it is installed. However as soon as I put another stick of RAM in (in the B2...
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    [SOLVED] What is the best slots for 24GB RAM 8-8-8 ?

    Hello guys, im using motherboard GigaBite X570 Aorus elite && Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 8x2(16GB) - 3600Mhz And i installed it on slots : •-8-•-8 and everything is fine, And now i bought one more 8GB, should i install it : 8-8-•-8 or •-8-8-8 ?
  27. uzi314

    Question PCIe x1 slot to two PCIe x16 slots, any help?

    Hey guys! I need to know that can I use any extender/riser card in my PCIe x1 slot for adding two more PCIe x16 slots? The reason is that my motherboard is micro ATX so lack of enough slots thus I wanna add more slots but I won't be putting video cards in these two PCIe x16 slots but 4-Port...
  28. onedos

    Question Bad ram slot?

    Hello everyone, I just got my 2nd x570 phantom itx from Newegg after returning the original one due to the m.2 slot not working. I tried both my ram sticks on the slot closest to the cpu and the pc does post. But when I have a stick on the other slot I get no post and high fans. The rgb light...
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    Question Blue screens - checking RAM - Windows Memory Diagnostics indicated failures in some MB slots

    I have 2 sticks (bought together) and 4 slots: RAM - 2 sticks of XPG DT60 (8GB), MB: MSI X570-A Pro Dual channel fails the test. I tested each stick with each slot and found: Both sticks fail at slot B2. One stick fails at slot A1. That means I can't run dual channel... Does these failures...
  30. G

    [SOLVED] GPU stuck in motherboard

    View: I was swapping out my GPUs as normal but the bottom one came out at an angle and is now stuck on the lock part of the PCI slot. I tried reseating it but it won't budge. Afraid that if I apply more force I will break something. What should I do?!
  31. uzi314

    [SOLVED] 4 cables from different routers of 4 Networks in one PC?

    Hello guys: I wanna use 4 Networks from different ISPs but I have only one ethernet port in my pc and the mobo also doesn't have extra PCIe slots for connecting 4 Port Ethernet PCIe Card/adapter so can I use something like LAN Port Splitter but will I also get more adapters in Change Adapter...
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    Question flexible PCIE1x riser?

    My RTX 2080ti is occupying 3 PCIE slots, and I need access to at least 1 of those. USB based riser pieces are in the way. Is there a flexible ribbon or narrow PCIE solution available that could fit?
  33. brokenwingsgre

    Question Can i fit my GPU to the motherboard?

    Hey guys, I have an asus p8h61-m le motherboard and i want to upgrade my gpu with a Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Nitro+ 4GB. The problem is the pci slot with the ram slot have a really short space between them and im worried if the gpu wont fit in that pci slot cause the ram slot will block it. Any...
  34. J

    Question What is the latency of RAM (DIMM) and PCIe?

    What I want to know is approximately the amount of latency induced by PCIe and by RAM? I want the latency from the CPU to the DIMM slot and to the PCIe slot (so no round-trip latency).
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    [SOLVED] Can you use a Raspberry Pi CM3 in a regular SODIMM slot and create a cluster?

    If I had a laptop with more than 1 SODIMM slots, and I took 1 of the SODIMM RAM sticks out and replaced the DDR2 slot with a Raspberry Pi CM3 (,38504.html) (so no compatibility problems there), could I create a cluster with...
  36. D

    Question 4gb memory not working on 2nd slot

    I have a Gigabyte mb. GA-B75M-HD3. It has 2 memory slots. I have 3 ram modules. 2x4gb (both same specs)and 1x2gb. The problem is pc doesn't boot when a 4gb ram is installed in slot 2. Like this: Slot 1: 4gb Module A - Slot 2: Empty - Works. Slot 1: 4gb Module B - Slot 2: Empty - Works. Slot 1...
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    Question I just bought 2 more DDR4-4500Mhz of the same model but it wont go past 2133Mhz (Neither XMP or overclocking works)

    Here are my old system specs: 9900k 2 x 8gb Corsair LPX 4500Mhz "CMK16GX4M2F4500C19" running stable at 4400Mhz RTX 2080 8gb Founders Edition Samsung 970 Pro 1TB MSI Gaming Edge AC Micro ATX motherboard EVGA Supernova 650 G2 I recently bought 2 more memory ram sticks of the same model...
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    Question Installed Ubuntu on second SSD to dual boot with Windows, and now I can't boot from Windows SSD

    So today I installed a new SSD into my PC with the intent to install ubuntu on it to run alongside Windows 10 on my other drive. So I unplugged all drives except the new one just so I wouldn't accidentally delete something. Then I installed Ubuntu from a USB onto my new SSD. Everything worked...
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    Should I upgrade?

    Hi all, I'm looking to upgrade my PC motherboard & CPU for gaming over the next month but am very new at dealing with this aspect of PCs as an amateur. I also do not know how to overclock if that means anything. My current build is mostly from 2012 except for a new GPU, SSD & HDD. I'm...
  40. J

    Something uses my GPU

    Hello, at times I notice my gpu increasing it's temperature and usage goes to 100%. When I go to task manager it suddenly drops temp and usage goes back to normal. What is the problem?