I've NEVER been so FRUSTRATED... Hot-Swapping PCIe Cards

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Comments • 7 156

  • TechTom
    TechTom  9 hours back

    first thought: RTFM

    • QcVitals
      QcVitals  12 hours back

      you should try on windows server or linux

      • The Gaming Geek
        The Gaming Geek  2 days back


        • My Life on The Peninsula

          I can hot-swap my CPU

          • Estiaan J
            Estiaan J  3 days back

            Me to god: Go ahead and cut
            God: ...

            • Daniel Laixer
              Daniel Laixer  3 days back

              Shit, I empathise with him so much when he's expecting it to work, or when it works and you still don't believe it...

              • Hamzax Noor
                Hamzax Noor  4 days back

                can you tell motherboard brand and model and cpu model?

                • Link1565
                  Link1565  4 days back

                  I've hot swapped PCIe devices with no issue before on many motherboards...

                  I wouldn't do it with an expensive part, but network cards and sound cards seem to have no issue most of the time.

                  • Dylan
                    Dylan  7 days back

                    Go ahead and cut....

                    • dusty dex
                      dusty dex  1 weeks back

                      Obviously doesn't understand the meaning of "swap".

                      A pre-existing card of the exact same type had to have existed in the slot before *swap*

                      • ExtinctInsanity
                        ExtinctInsanity  1 weeks back

                        At the end you're all happy that sata drives showed up. Internal data got swap have been around for more than a decade. My 10 year old AMD system can do that.

                        • Iolenm
                          Iolenm  1 weeks back

                          go ahead and cut

                          • William Cameron
                            William Cameron  3 weeks back

                            that little guhhh of pain when he hot swaps is so cute

                            • Evan Buhs
                              Evan Buhs  3 weeks back

                              What did Linus say to his employees?

                              Go ahead and cut.

                              • Michael Mitchell
                                Michael Mitchell  3 weeks back

                                I've been doing that on Linux since.... I don't know, 2008?

                                • Khameron Wright
                                  Khameron Wright  3 weeks back

                                  Go head and cut

                                  • Adrian Testa-Avila
                                    Adrian Testa-Avila  4 weeks back

                                    anyone know where he got that u.2→pcie adpater? i can only find u.2 ←pcie cards : (

                                    • Ninja_Evan1
                                      Ninja_Evan1  4 weeks back

                                      this is great,but why would you want it for a normal consumer/gamer pc?

                                      • Martin TREMBLAY
                                        Martin TREMBLAY  4 weeks back

                                        the little funny song behind... i lol'd so hard hahahahah

                                        • Josua D
                                          Josua D  1 months back

                                          Finally, a feature that will save me 30 seconds every 5 years when I upgrade my GPU. Truly amazing.

                                          • Ricardo Madrid Alija
                                            Ricardo Madrid Alija  1 months back

                                            Just try it on linux, linus

                                            • Maik Trienens
                                              Maik Trienens  1 months back

                                              😂I installed my GTX 960 in my ASRock b450m pro4 while Windows is running.
                                              Windows: Have Fun with the GTX 960

                                              • Matthew Smith
                                                Matthew Smith  1 months back

                                                Now hotswap ram

                                                • Mustache Merlin
                                                  Mustache Merlin  1 months back

                                                  Hot swapping PCI-e. The future is now!!

                                                  • Kurt Frans
                                                    Kurt Frans  1 months back

                                                    The usage scenario's for this is hot-swapping parts for either a test bench scenario for PC repair shop checking the parts and also for things like assembly line component testing and longterm server component swapping if it's expected the server must stay running 24/7 for 99% uptime or if other hardware connected to the same machine needs to be accessed while such components are being swapped, for instance you are running a game or chat server and need to add more storage or the system is broadcasting live on TV or a game tournament or chat or event is taking place and the people are already logged into the system and engaging in conversation or doing business for a meeting and you can add a component that goes live immediately with content they need to access to continue, or to perform work with, or even engage in remote testing of components in a lab setting. For example, if the scientists are in other parts of the world but you the computer technician can simply plug in a test card to perform experiments with and they remotely activate and perform those experiments once the card is plugged in, and swap out another circuit with another experiment or series of experiments or identical experiments side by side. Lots of use cases for this type of thing.

                                                    • Cirtex Quake
                                                      Cirtex Quake  1 months back

                                                      "go ahead and cut"

                                                      • muhammad irham purnomo
                                                        muhammad irham purnomo  1 months back

                                                        how about hot swap processor ?

                                                        • Lucky_Miner01
                                                          Lucky_Miner01  1 months back

                                                          I like the part where he said ‘go ahead and cut’

                                                          • can farts
                                                            can farts  1 months back

                                                            retry this with Linux

                                                            • rfdzn
                                                              rfdzn  1 months back

                                                              Surprise hot plug

                                                              "THIS ISN'T TENNIS!!!!!"

                                                              • RSG
                                                                RSG  1 months back

                                                                go ahead and cut

                                                                • Ed Williams
                                                                  Ed Williams  1 months back

                                                                  jesus, it worked!

                                                                  • Jaike
                                                                    Jaike  1 months back

                                                                    Me: *Playing a video game*
                                                                    Me: *Is getting my ass beat*

                                                                    Me: Parry this, you fucking casual!

                                                                    *plugs in RTX Titan*

                                                                    *wins at life*

                                                                    • Martin The Panda
                                                                      Martin The Panda  1 months back

                                                                      Go ahead and cut.

                                                                      • CashTheGamer
                                                                        CashTheGamer  1 months back

                                                                        Hot swap a cpu no balls

                                                                        • super nova
                                                                          super nova  1 months back

                                                                          Hmm pia, sounds like cia

                                                                          • Swiftpaw TheCat
                                                                            Swiftpaw TheCat  1 months back

                                                                            but when does it come as on by default

                                                                            • zombieplays9
                                                                              zombieplays9  1 months back

                                                                              Linus: uses titan x just for video output
                                                                              Me: uses integrated graphics on my athlon 2 for gaming

                                                                              Does anyone see a problem with this?!?

                                                                              • Nick Lundin
                                                                                Nick Lundin  1 months back

                                                                                Honestly, this might be the best video you've ever made. Laughed and learned a lot

                                                                                • elBusDriverKC
                                                                                  elBusDriverKC  1 months back

                                                                                  I'm still trying to get hot swap working on my ISA slots......

                                                                                  • Boomix
                                                                                    Boomix  1 months back

                                                                                    How deep can you hotplug ?
                                                                                    U.2 -> PCI-Adapter -> USB-Card -> External USB-PCI Adapter -> GPU ?

                                                                                    • Dalethegamerite 11
                                                                                      Dalethegamerite 11  2 months back

                                                                                      Next video:”hot swapping CPU’s”

                                                                                      • Solowarrior1221
                                                                                        Solowarrior1221  1 months back

                                                                                        watch us hot-swap this gen 1 threadripper for the gen 2!

                                                                                    • Dalethegamerite 11
                                                                                      Dalethegamerite 11  2 months back

                                                                                      I wasn’t listening to the sponsor and I thought he said cia and the cia will use a VPN to hack you

                                                                                      • DanThuhMan
                                                                                        DanThuhMan  2 months back

                                                                                        Hot swap the case

                                                                                        • Martin Houlton
                                                                                          Martin Houlton  2 months back

                                                                                          So the lesson from this video, RTFFM!!

                                                                                          • Marc Angelo Larrazabal
                                                                                            Marc Angelo Larrazabal  2 months back

                                                                                            in 2019 i want to see hot plug rams hahaha

                                                                                            • Krusty The Clown
                                                                                              Krusty The Clown  2 months back

                                                                                              So much easier to hotplug a pci-e card with a USB stick, instead of using those darn USB ports in the front :-D

                                                                                              • Mazxj Stripes
                                                                                                Mazxj Stripes  2 months back

                                                                                                I was installing a driver update for my graphics card while watching this and at 20:10 my screen went black for a minute.