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Re: Dell Xps 630 Motherboard.

""PCIe slots come in a variety of physically different sizes referred to by the maximum lane count they support, ie. x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 and x32."


 "The number of lanes actually connected to a slot may also be less than the number supported by the physical slot size.""



When the number of lanes is less than the physical configuration there is a reason behind it.  That is not a normal configuration whether or not it is possible.  So what was Dell's reason to gimp the physically sized x16 slots with only a lane count of x8 per slot?  Why was it not stated in Dells advertisement that the motherboard would be different then what is reasonably expected from x16 slots?  Especially when the large majority of other 650i motherboards support full x16 lanes in their physically x16 slots.


It is like a 22" monitor having only a 18" viewable screen and the advertisement not mentioning that fact.  Doesn't matter that it is in the manual because nearly no one reads the manual before purchasing equipment.  Does anyone doubt that Dell knew that people tend to not read the manual before buying computer equipment?  Stick the fine details in the manual where almost no one will see them.  THAT is what Dell did.  Who here knew ahead of time that this information about the x16 slots would only be in the manual?

I am willing to bet you didn't even know that Chris.  Until they let you in on it, of course.



By the way contrvlr, EVERYTHING that Chembane said is true except for the very last sentence.  Why are you picking his post apart?  The meaning behind his message is clear.  If a mobo has 2 x16 slots, it is not unreasonable to come to the conclusion that they both have x16 lanes.  Especially when the advertisement doesn't state the true technical specification under its Technical Specifications tab.

Message Edited by foehammer25 on 08-03-2008 08:00 PM
Message Edited by foehammer25 on 08-03-2008 08:00 PM
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