Question How to get full x16 bus on Z690 strix E gaming

Vigs

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Hello,i have read Asus manual for this mobo if M2.1 slot is busy with a ssd,a pcieX 16 G5 (top gpu slot will be running x8) and thats okay,i insert m2 ssd into M2.1 ssd slot and Gpu in the middle slot (not the bottom one) pcieX 16 G3 and now im reading only pciex x4 1.1 from gpuz and nvidia control panel,so where i need to move ssd from m.21 slot to have full gpu bus in the middle slot to a m2 2 or m2 3,i want gpu to stay in the middle slot for ssd doesent matter anyway is covered with a heatsink
 

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Have you tried installing the GPU in the top slot? That slot is connected to the processor and should be the primary location for installing your GPU. While that slot will only run at x8 with the M.2 installed that is for Gen 5. If installing a Gen 4 or Gen 3 card I believe it will run at x16 speeds (Gen 5 at x8 should be the same as Gen4 at x16 speeds). The manual also says that PCIEX16(G3) and (G4) will run at x4 only as you noticed in GPUz.
 

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