Durrthock
1 Nickel

Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

Is it true that the Dell Xps 630 motherboard is restricted to olny 8x on the PCIe slots?
0 Kudos
128 Replies

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

Yes.

BBF

[img]http://www.my630i.com/fahstats/fahsig.php?un=billybigfoot[/img]

0 Kudos
Durrthock
1 Nickel

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

Do they know how rediculous that is. My Xps Gen 5 has an x16 slot. So my 9800 gx2 in my new system is not even gonna work right.
0 Kudos
Durrthock
1 Nickel

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

Im not even going to open the box, im just gonna send it right back.
0 Kudos

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

Yes, it will work. Why does DELL sell you the GX2 card that doesn't work with their system?

 

The XPS630 has x16 slots, but the actual bandwidth is only x8. So theoretically your card will work but its performance will be reduced in half.  In reality,  your card don't even utilize all of the x8 bandwidth (my speculation) so you may see no difference, or a slightly performance reduced, at best.

0 Kudos
Drange
2 Iron

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

This thread has a similar discussion.
0 Kudos
kevink37
2 Iron

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

The GX2 seems to work in my system, what's the problem?

0 Kudos
Durrthock
1 Nickel

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

The 9800 gx2 is two 8800gts boards on one card, the way it works it buy reducing the 16x slots to two 8x slots. Thats what I beleve to be true. Now if I olny have it in an 8x slot then its basically just an 8800gts. Im not gonna buy a $1700 computer that doesent work to the level that it should. And to your retorical question why would dell sell a graphics card that wouldn't work. I honestly couldn't awnser that question. Why would they restrict a pcie slot to only 8x? Instead of putting a newer board in it. Like a 680i chipset.
0 Kudos
Durrthock
1 Nickel

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

Wow thanks for that post, it was enlightening. Now Im not sure If I should return it or keep it.
Message Edited by Durrthock on 07-30-2008 09:07 PM
0 Kudos
Durrthock
1 Nickel

Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

 I just received my xps 630, brand new. According to cpuz and gpuz. I am on a 750i chipset, manufactured by dell. Running at pcie 2.0 at x16.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Durrthock/Proof.jpg
Sorry its a little hard to read, free photobucket.
0 Kudos