When removing my graphics card I accidentally snapped the clip off the pci-e slot. I've got an R9-280X graphics card on an ASUS® Z87M-PLUS: m-ATX motherboard.
I've put the graphics card back in and it works fine. I haven't noticed any difference in performance. Is there anything I should be worried about?
On the user manual for the motherboard it says
- 1x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x16 mode)
- 1x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (run at x4 mode, compaticle with PCIe x1 anc x4 devices)
- 2x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
(* The PCIe x16_2 slot shares bandwidth with PCIe x1_2 slot. The default setting is x2 mode. Go to BIOS setup to change the settings.)
Would I be able to use a different PCI slot instead. Is there any BIOS change necessary (re what is on the user manual) if I decide to use a different slot.