Can a PCI-E Slot Be Used To Connect A PCI-E 16X Graphics Card?

I wanted this graphics card :
PNY VCQ6000-PB Quadro 6000 Graphic Card - 574 MHz Core 6 GB GDDR5 PCIe which is GDDR5 and my motherboard is DDR3. Then, I read a lot of things and saw a lot of pictures on Google and then I found out that a GDDR (3 or 5) Graphics card can be connected to a DDR3 motherboard by only using the PCI-E 16X Slot. I looked at my motherboard to find a PCI-E 16X slot but I didn't find any PCI-E 16X matching to the pictures I saw on google but only a PCI-E slot which matched the pictures. So can I use only a PCI-E slot to connect a PCI-E 16X Graphics Card?

I will try to update this thread soon.
If there is any way to connect please help.

Thanks.
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  1. The different between system RAM and graphic's RAM doesn't affect compatibility any at all. On your case, as long as your motherboard has a full-lenght PCI-E slot :



    ( the 2nd slot from the top )

    and your PSU has 2x 6-pin PCI-E power connectors, then you can get that Quadro card and put it into your system without any problem.
  2. Most likely, I have the downmost slot on my Motherboard which is the only PCI-E slot and it is white colored.
    So can I connect that GPU?
  3. Achint2000 said:
    Most likely, I have the downmost slot on my Motherboard which is the only PCI-E slot and it is white colored.
    So can I connect that GPU?


    The downmost slot is a Legacy PCI slot ( the white one in the pic below ), not a PCI Express ( PCI-E ) one. You won't be able to fit the card in that slot. What motherboard are you using anyway? It's weird seeing a motherboard that supports DDR3 but lacks PCI-E slot.

  4. Right now, I am at a cousin's house using my laptop so it is difficult to find out.
    BTW, there may be a PCI-E slot on my motherboard which I didn't see so next time (around after 3-5 days) I will be back and re-check the whole thing. My cabinet is open from one side so that it stays cool.

    And YES, it is EXACTLY the thing I saw.

    Can you show me the entire motherboard in the picture you just posted?

    Thanks, again.
  5. I know the answer myself, first of all it's not possible to use an ATI/AMD GPU with an Nvidia GPU and this can only be possible with Lucid Logix Hybrid-X which supports only a few motherboards and it allows AMD and Nvidia GPU's to work together using OnBoard Bandwith so I gave up. And then, my motherboard was Intel DH61WW and it had only one PCI-Ex16 Slot which was already being used so I didn't see it.
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