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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Mac Pro 2010 PCIe slots: which is which?

Hi there,
Can someone advise, please? I know there are four PCIe slots in the back of my Mac Pro. For some reason (I find it counterintuitive), they're numbered from the bottom up. So the lowest PCIe slot (that I have my graphics card in) is PCIe slot 1.
I just put an Accelsior PCIe SSD card in the slot above that one... and I just want to make sure it's in the right place for the fastest read/writes.
I ask because somewhere I read that some slots are faster than others.
Thanks for any advice,
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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I believe any slot is fine for that card. It's only a 4x card.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Bottom two are 16x
Top two are 4x
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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thanks very much...
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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thanks very much...
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If you can, put the accelsior in the x4 slot and save the x16 slot for something in the future that will take advantage of that slot.

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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Yes, I could move it to the slot above. But now I'm curious—what might take advantage of this 16x slot?
I'm not a gamer.
I'm a video editor, though.
My three displays are connected to the card in the bottom (also 16x) slot.
So what are, or what might be, the possibilities?
thanks,
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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Yes, I could move it to the slot above. But now I'm curious—what might take advantage of this 16x slot?
I'm not a gamer.
I'm a video editor, though.
My three displays are connected to the card in the bottom (also 16x) slot.
So what are, or what might be, the possibilities?
thanks,
malch
Adding another high end video card

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