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Pci Express 2.0?

by Naku / June 17, 2008 8:46 AM PDT

This should be a fairly easy question I was just wondering if i buy a graphics card that is pci express 2.0 will it run in a standard pci express x 16 slot?

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From the web.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2008 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Pci Express 2.0?

"PCIe 2.0 is backward and forward compatible with PCIe v1.x. Graphic cards and motherboards designed for v2.0 will be able to work with v1.1 and v1.0, and vice versa. In some rare cases it is possible that a PCI-E 2.0 card will not work correctly on a PCI-E 1.0a slot. This is only limited to certain video cards."

But since you declined specifics this is all that can be told.

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by Naku / June 17, 2008 8:53 AM PDT
In reply to: From the web.

well this seems to be what i was asking for i couldnt give much specifics because im looking a graphics cards and almost everyone that interested me was a 2.0 and my motherbaord only has the standard pci express slots and my current graphics card is a pci-e x16

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If you tell the make, model of things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2008 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: thanx

Sometimes our members will share they did that or find reports of it working fine or not.

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by Naku / June 17, 2008 9:04 AM PDT

thats the thing i havent decided which one i want yet other than i know i want it to be a Nvida and most of the ones that i have looked are 2.0

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should work great
by squirtlewa / June 18, 2008 10:50 PM PDT
In reply to: thanx

details and specifics are where things potentially can go wrong, so like Bob said, when you have details it'd not be a bad idea to run it up the flagpole.

Of course if you buy from reputable place they'll have a fair return policy (stores near where I live give 14 to 30 days - one mom-n-pop store gives just 7 days for refund, but will return for store credit up to 4 weeks).

I remember reading a report where they ran cards in PCIe 1x vs 2.0. Not only did they work well in both, but there wasn't appreciable performance difference -- the diffs between cards is much bigger than the diffs btwn old and new PCIe. As always, YMMV...

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As Bob said.
by mopscare42 / June 19, 2008 1:07 PM PDT
In reply to: should work great

The PCIe 2.0 cards are backwards compatable to PCIe x16.
I just installed a GEforce 8800GT PCIe 2.0 card in a computer that has PCIe x16 motherboard and it installed without a hitch and is working fine.

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