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motherboard has 2.0 pci express x16 BUT graphics card has 3.0 x16 pci express

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March 24, 2013 3:00:56 PM

and i am asking!
will i have problems?
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
March 24, 2013 3:05:15 PM

it will work fine.
March 24, 2013 3:11:03 PM


you sure?
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a b V Motherboard
March 24, 2013 4:33:07 PM

PCIe 3.0 cards are backward compatible with PCIe 2.0, so it'll work. Besides that, PCIe has very wide bandwith, and most current cards can't even fill 2.0 bandwith.

So yeah, you'll be fine. At least regarding PCIe compatibility.
March 31, 2013 5:30:05 AM

?what do you mean backward campatible?
a b V Motherboard
March 31, 2013 8:01:14 AM

johnaras4 said:
?what do you mean backward campatible?


Backward compatibility means that certain technology is compatible with previous generations of the same technology. For example, USB 3.0 ports will work with USB 1.0 and 2.0 devices when you plug them in, because they're backward compatible.
March 31, 2013 8:41:39 AM

thank you very much!!!! you realy helped me out!!!!!!!!!!
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