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Can a PCIE 3.0 Graphic card fit on my Pcie 1.0 Slot of my Motherboard

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June 19, 2014 2:00:56 PM

Im really worried about this when i found out that i had a pcie 1.0 slot on my motherboard and the card i wanted required 3.0 Pcie express ..My mother board name is G41m-vs3 its from ASRock
Please answer as fast as possible :)  I want to know if i can put a 3.0 card on a 1.0 slot of my mobo
June 19, 2014 2:03:32 PM

Just for clarification i got a PCIe x16 1.0 slot
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June 19, 2014 2:06:38 PM

It's backwards compatible, so it will certainly work in the 1.0 slot. How much of a bottleneck the 1.0 slot will be on the card is more difficult to answer, as it will depend on the strength of the graphics card.
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June 19, 2014 2:08:25 PM

gtx 750 ti Gtx 750 or a 260x / 265x
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June 19, 2014 2:14:07 PM

There would likely be some loss of performance, but not much. Have a look at this link. Using a much more powerful card (a GTX 680), the loss of performance in a x16 1.1 slot compared to a x16 3.0 slot is only about 4-5% at 1080p. With your weaker card, the loss in performance would be even less, so you're good to go.
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June 19, 2014 2:16:16 PM

Just make sure you have the latest BIOS also.
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June 19, 2014 2:22:46 PM

Ok i ill try to tell my dad fix that
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June 19, 2014 2:26:50 PM

What abt a 650 ti ? Can it bottleneck ?
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June 19, 2014 2:30:08 PM

A 650 ti is a little bit slower than a 750 ti, so the bottleneck would be very similar. Really, the bottleneck you'll experience from the PCI-e slot is pretty minor in the grand scheme of things; I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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