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    AMD 790GX Build

    Hi,

    Just built a new system with a Biostar 790GX motherboard, Phenom 2 X3 720 and a Radeon 4850.
    Hoping you guys could answer a couple of questions for me.

    1. Do you need to connect the auxiliary 4-pin graphics power connector or is that just if you're running crossfire?
    2. Can you set it up so that the top PCI-E slot is your primary graphics card? It wouldn't detect it when i tried it as that is the Slave slot. The bottom of the motherboard is a bit cramped and i'd rather give the gfx some better cooling. Do you need to stick that little paddle board in the other one?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: AMD 790GX Build

    molex 4pin is optional, square 4pin is required.

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    Re: AMD 790GX Build

    I believe the paddle board can be put into the master slot ( lower ) to make the
    top slot x16
    I dont have the motherboard or manual as i have finished building the pc
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