liquid cooling conundrum

  gillieboy67 19:49 04 Jun 09
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hi all,i recently bought a thermaltake kandalf lcs case,i have a biostar ta790gx motherboard which has 2 pci-e slots,the master slot is at the bottom and when my graphics card is in the master slot i cannot instal the watercooling pump and reserviour as the outlet of the pump is hard against the end of my graphics card,how would moving the card to the slave slot affect the performance of the card?,as with it moved there would be room for pump and reserviour

  I am Spartacus 20:16 04 Jun 09

If that's a Crossfire motherboard then the main slot is normally the top one. If I've read the right review though you need to have a 'switch' card in the 2nd slot to enable the full 16 lanes otherwise it will use 8 lanes.

  retep888 14:16 05 Jun 09

If you're using a single GPU graphic card then it's ok to put in the top slave slot,it'll use upto 8x speed only.

But if you're using a dual GPU graphic card such as 9800GX2,Ati 4870x2 or Gtx295 then you'll need the bottom master slot and a switch card in the top slave to assign all the full speed.

  gillieboy67 14:40 05 Jun 09

i'm using a single xfx 4850,and the master slot is definately the bottom one as its marked on the motherboard

  retep888 15:11 05 Jun 09

You can put the xfx 4850 in the top slave slot and you won't tell any performance difference.

  I am Spartacus 15:42 05 Jun 09

Alternatively raise the pump.

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