Expansion slot utility question...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TMR812, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. TMR812 macrumors newbie

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    Aug 13, 2007
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    I bought a basic mac pro with a 7300 GT in it, and purchased an additional 7300 GT in order to run three monitors. When I put in the extra card, I put it slot two. When I started the computer, the expansion slot utility opened, and told me that my second card was running below maximum speed (slot 1 at x16, and slot 2 at x1).

    What is the best config for these two cards? Should I put the card in slot 4, and have slot 1 at x16, and slot 4 at x8, or should I leave the card in slot 2, and choose the config that gives me slot one and two at x8

    Thanks for the help,

    TMR
     
  2. newtech macrumors 6502

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    The card in slot one should be set for 16X and be attached to the monitor you have the menu bar on ( the main/default screen ). The other card can be set at 8X or less in one of the other slots ( as nothing that happens on any screens attached to the second card is likely to require full bandwidth )
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah you would want 16x and 8x. However, i don't think the 7300 would notice a difference between a 16x and a 8x...but just in case. You may as well put it in as a 16x.
     

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