Solved is it possible to install Hd 6450 on modded X1 slot?

Asus P5gd2 premium motherboard
January 31, 2012 at 08:52:32
Specs: Windows XP, 1.5
can i install hd 6450 0n x1 slot, if the slot is modded,?

another problem is the pcie slot suppoerts 1.0 or 1.0a version, i know pcie is backward compatible, but also heard about some issues on 1.0 versions. can anybody confirm that whether it work or not.


the card am looking for is Hd 6450 pcie 2.1 x16 (no other choice)

mobo asus p5gd2
p4 ht
1.5 ram

mobo is from a special distributor,, ie it only have one x1 slot and no x16.

i ve seen pictures showing modded x1 for graphic cards. but before using a soldering iron to my mobo , i just want to ask someone who knows things better than me.


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#1
January 31, 2012 at 13:20:49
You just can't solder in a new slot.

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#2
January 31, 2012 at 15:57:49
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"can i install hd 6450 0n x1 slot, if the slot is modded,?"

As long as you're able to install the card WITHOUT forcing it, it will work. So for example, if you have a slot that's physically x16, but electrically x1, the card will just run in x1 mode. No problem.

"i know pcie is backward compatible, but also heard about some issues on 1.0 versions. can anybody confirm that whether it work or not."

This is kind of a tough one. My PCIe 2.0 Radeon HD 5750 does not work at all on my PCIe 1.0A nForce4 SLI based motherboard*, but works just fine on an i915PM based Pentium M motherboard (also 1.0A).

It looks like the board you have is also based on the i915 chipset, so that video card most likely will work.

*My PCIe 2.0 GeForce GTX 460 card, however, works fine on the nForce board. Hmm.

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EDIT: Just noticed this tidbit:
"but before using a soldering iron to my mobo"

No. Not a good idea.

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January 31, 2012 at 22:31:11
"As long as you're able to install the card WITHOUT forcing it, it will work. So for example, if you have a slot that's physically x16, but electrically x1, the card will just run in x1 mode. No problem"

Actually the problem is......x16 card on x1 slot. (slot is phisycally and electrically x1)

and soldering iron not to install an x16 slot..

see this link to see what i mean.

"http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/249291-30-card"


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