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GPU-Z detecting that my RX 480 is running in PCIe x8 in a x16 slot.

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User Info: RoastedRooster

RoastedRooster
2 months ago#1
Hello everyone. I have a Radeon RX 480 8GB installed in a PCIe x16 2.0 slot on my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard. GPU-Z detects that it is running at x8 2.0. I'm using the 17.9.1 Crimson drivers. Is this just a power-saving measure or is it something worse?
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User Info: lightningbugx

lightningbugx
2 months ago#2
What is all installed on your motherboard?
Ryzen 1800X, 16GB 3600 MHz CAS15 DDR4, 2x Radeon R9 390X, GA-AX370-Gaming K7
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User Info: -5xad0w-

-5xad0w-
2 months ago#3
Did you click the test button?

https://i.imgur.com/owNzFe1.jpg
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User Info: burn420247

burn420247
2 months ago#4
lightningbugx posted...
What is all installed on your motherboard?


^this.

but FYI, 8x is still plenty with no downsides.
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User Info: RoastedRooster

RoastedRooster
2 months ago#5
Liquid cooled AMD FX 9590, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, 2 TB HD, 800 watt power supply, Corsair cooling fan, useless blu-ray drive. About the PCI render test, yes I did run that and nothing changed.

I should also note that after two bungled, mis-diagnosed attempts to fix my screen-locking issue in videogames (Asurion replaced my original backup R9 270x with a GTX 750), I finally got them to replace the real issue which was a failed power supply with the exact same model. I only used them because it was free, otherwise I would have done it myself. Before the repair though the RX 480 in the same slot was running at PCIe x16 2.0 as detected by GPU-Z.
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