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Aurora R4 PCIe question

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I have an Aurora R4 with the X79 chipset and an ivy-bridge E processor, which supports up to 40 lanes of pcie. It has 4 pcie slots at  x16, x1, x16, x1, and the bios gives me the option to support pcie gen 3.0. I know this works for the x16 cards as GPU-Z says that I am connecting at 3.0 speeds. I am currently using one x16 slot for my network card and one x16 slot for my graphics card, which is a dual slot  card and obscures one of the x1 slots. This leaves a single x1 slot available.

Does anyone know which generation of PCIe the x1 slots are?  I would like to install a usb3 card, and all of the cards that I can find require PCIe 2.0. I can't seem to find the specs anywhere, any knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Alienware Aurora-R4, Standard Chassis with Premium Liquid Cooling,  Intel Core i7-4820K Processor,  8GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz,  Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio,  AMD Radeon R9 270,  Dell Wireless 1540 802.11a/n,  1TB SATAIII Seagate HDD,  Single Drive: 24X DVD,  19-in-1 Media Card Reader,  Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English

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RE: Aurora R4 PCIe question

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If I'm not mistaken,

-The X1 would be a 2,0

and the  x16 would be the 3.0.

Let me know if you need anything else.


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RE: Aurora R4 PCIe question

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This is just what I needed to know, thank you for your time.

Alienware Aurora-R4, Standard Chassis with Premium Liquid Cooling,  Intel Core i7-4820K Processor,  8GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz,  Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio,  AMD Radeon R9 270,  Dell Wireless 1540 802.11a/n,  1TB SATAIII Seagate HDD,  Single Drive: 24X DVD,  19-in-1 Media Card Reader,  Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English

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RE: Aurora R4 PCIe question

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If I'm not mistaken,

-The X1 would be a 2,0

and the  x16 would be the 3.0.

Let me know if you need anything else.


Alienware-Jose
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AuroraBorealis
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RE: Aurora R4 PCIe question

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This is just what I needed to know, thank you for your time.

Alienware Aurora-R4, Standard Chassis with Premium Liquid Cooling,  Intel Core i7-4820K Processor,  8GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz,  Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio,  AMD Radeon R9 270,  Dell Wireless 1540 802.11a/n,  1TB SATAIII Seagate HDD,  Single Drive: 24X DVD,  19-in-1 Media Card Reader,  Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English

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