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Pci Express Graphics Card Expansion


Just wondering what a pci express graphics card expansion is for? My motherboard has one (looks just like the other 2 pci express x16, except the expansion is blue). My motherboard says it has:

- Two pci slots
- Two pci express x1 slots
- Three pci express x16 graphics slots
- One pci express x16 graphics expansion slot (electrical x8)

But my motherboard has 7 slots (not 8 as indicated above). So is the one pci express expansion slot included in the three pci express x16 graphics slots? And if so, can i use the expansion slot as the 2nd slot to run sli from? (Dunno what electrical x8 will do). And according to my motherboard's diagram, it shows the 2 pci express x16 graphic slots are for sli. Doesn't mention the expansion one being for sli. So confused, but the reason i'm asking, is if i can use the expansion slot for sli, then it will free up an extra pci slot so i can get a tv capture card.


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