Discussion in 'Modding' started by FearTec, Jun 22, 2009.
obvious troll is obvious
Feartec, your mods never cease to amaze me
That's awesome! I would have bet that wouldn't work (not knowing anything about the architecture of PCI-E cards). Wow. Good job
A little part of me died inside when I saw the photo :<
"WONT SOMEBODY THINK OF THE BANDWIDTH" - nerdy version of Mrs Lovejoy.
Awesome, Very creative.
I say bleh. When you let surgeons take to your body with a hacksaw and a power drill (brain tumor) then i't hard to feel sorry for a $40 videocard that still works afterwards. It's not even like said cheap card even need 16x lanes to work at full speed.
hehe nice. iv got a 7300GS iv cut down to a 1x slot
works fine (again for my server
I have seen cards cut down to fit a PCIe_1 slot and work.
Another confirmation here that it works.
buy a 1x card. saves screwing with warranties.
Also, what sort of server runs a dedicated graphics card, and windows vista - you're obviously not talking about an enterprise server, rather, a DIY server with desktop components?
I challenge you to find a 1x (or even 4x) PCIe card with 2x DVI outputs for under $300. I would rather mod a $40 card than a new server mobo.
Check the desktop screenshot, we are running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (not Vista).
We are using them as development machines running HyperV VMs ( http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv.aspx ). the T300's onboard video card could only do 1x VGA output running 1280x1024, we want dual monitors @ 1920x1200 minimum.
lolz, does remind me of the guy who cut a card to fit AGP, but what your telling us seems credible, would never have thought it would work and would have slapped the apprentice with superior force if i caught him doing it but wow good work
Nice work mate! I've been looking for a pin layout so you have helped me out as well.
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this already but Tomshardware (i think) tested this when PCIe started coming out, literally putting sticky tape along pins to make the card 1x 4x .... And then benchmarked each. Although it was a while ago 4x and 16x weren’t that different in the benchmarks (I’m sure cards have caught up to the slot now, was just interesting).
good thinking, seeing this 12 months ago would of saved me some $$$$$
To the doubters : Yes it's possible.
No, my attempt didnt work, but the theory is sound.
There's more info in my thread about how it should work and testing it working.
That doesn't make it a server board. I could run server 2008 on a laptop if I wanted.
I'm guessing it's a fairly high end workstation board.
lot of ppl in this thread can't read for shit
a T300 is a Dell PowerEdge tower server.... not a beast but still a proper server
EDIT: mobo would have 2x8, 2x4 and a PCIX slot
Agreed, and why are they getting upset?
I think its a totally valid reason. I might even do it for a cheap autocad server we have been looking for. Or even a second card for my desktop!
I dont think anyone really gives a rats ass on a sub $50 card.
If those were pics of a 4870x2 however
excuse My ignorance and lack of thread reading but is the 8x slOt different to the 16x slot? if not, can't you put tape over the pins on the card/