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Since the nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard has 3 pci express slots does that mean you can put a third graphics card in your computer or is it for something else?

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Are they 1x slots?

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Those may be too sluggish for video cards but if you look around you find other cards such as serial and parallel port cards that go there.


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Check the motherboard manual

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There are newer motherboards with three PCI Express X16 slots. Even though all will fit an X16 sized card or smaller, it's common for at least one of the slots to be less than X16 electrically. That means that you could install an X16 card into the bottom X16 slot, but it will operate with a maximum of, say, X8 or X4 bandwidth (depending on how the slot is wired). Check the motherboard's specifications and manual to learn what the types of slots you have.

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