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What is PCIX16 "In Use" status
#1
Hi,
My GPU died last week. After that, I still saw the PCIEX16 showed up (as picture below) even my dead GPU was removed (this PC use mobo Dell 088DT1).

I have double checked with my other PC (mobo Asrock Z77-Pro4) which hasn't got GPU plugged in, I don't see any PCIEX16 show up.

So, is it an error or is my mobo PCIEX16 slot also death together with my GPU?

Currently, I haven't got a new GPU to give a try. Or I am just afraid of that a dead slot will kill my new GPU.

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#2
That PCIEX16 information comes from SMBIOS DMI, which is sometimes not reliable (fully maintained by the BIOS).
I'm sure this is not an indication of a problem with the PCIEX slot.
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#3
Thank you for clarifying. I've just found an interesting thing about Dell mobo, it's able to enable both internal and external GPU working at the same time. So I guess that's the reason of "In use" status. I'm gonna try with new GPU next week.
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