0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2016 3:01 PM by vjekobalas

    pci-e x16 to pci-e x1 graphics card hack

    vjekobalas

      I have server with only one x1 pci-e slot left available
      and I'd like to add a graphics card in that pci-e slot.

      I've settled on either a HD5450 or HD6450 as their
      power usage is 13W and 19W respectively , so they
      would fit in the specs of a x1 pci-e slot (25W) and
      may fit directly in the one left over x1 pci-e slot.

       

      Unfortunately it's very difficult to find either of these
      graphics cards in x1 form, so I was considering
      either cutting the pins on a x16 card to 1x
      (which I've seen done google-ing) or buying a
      1x to 16x riser.

       

      My questions (maybe I'm in luck and there's someone
      who is more deeply involved in graphic cards/pci-e):
      (a)Would cutting the pins be a sure solution ? (I see
      from wikipedia that there are sensing pins which would ensure
      the board knows in which pci-e slot the card is in, but is there
      anything else).
      (b)IS use of the x1 to x16 riser effectively the same as cutting the
      pins ?