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Dell SC420 PCI-Express Modification

640 P3154564Dell included a 16X PCI-E slot with the Dell SC420. Oddly only enough pins for an 8X card are present, and they placed 2 dividers preventing the use of a 16X card even though it’s a 16X slot. Knocking out those two dividers and running a 16x card at 8x is the plan. With the minimal effects of 8X vs. 16X, this modification was a go! [via] Link.

6 thoughts on “Dell SC420 PCI-Express Modification

  1. You know, there’s a much EASIER much SAFER way to do this.

    Rather than dealing with a lot of heat and hi tolerances messing with removing the plastic on the montherboard, why not take a dremel to the GRAPHICS CARD? Two cuts, no heat, done.

  2. You know, there’s a much EASIER much SAFER way to do this.

    Rather than dealing with a lot of heat and high tolerances messing with removing the plastic on the motherboard, why not take a dremel to the GRAPHICS CARD? Two cuts, no heat, done.

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