2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2010 12:06 PM by Max555

    PCIe x16 for non-graphics use

    dbsears

      I have a DG45ID motherboard (G45 chipset, 1 PCIe x16 slot, 2 PCIe x1 slots). Can I use the PCIe x16 slot for a non-graphics card, like an FPGA card, and still use the on-board graphics? The Intel documentation (product guide, technical product specification and BIOS settings) only refers to this slot for graphics purposes. For example,

       

      The GMA X4500 graphics controller supports dual independent displays via the HDMI
      and DVI-I connectors on the Desktop Board back panel. When a PCI Express x16, x8,
      or x4 add-in card is installed on the Desktop Board, the Intel GMA X4500 graphics
      controller is disabled.

       

      Does this apply to non-graphics cards as well?

       

      Thanks.

       

      --Dan