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Would the GPU be compatible with my port (PCI-Express x16)

Okay, so people have been recommending that I get the GeForce GTX 750Ti Graphics Card (http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-750-ti) because it seems the best for the lowest price.
It says that it is compatible with the PCI-Express 3.0 and my computer (Inspiron 3847) has a PCI-Express x16 slot.
How do I figure out what version of the PCi-Express my slot is?
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  1. Best answer
    The pci-e version doesn't matter. The card will work fine.
  2. It does not matter, modern cards are all backwards compatible with pcie 1 and 2.
  3. If the PCI-E slot is x16, all cards will work.
  4. bccorrupt said:
    The pci-e version doesn't matter. The card will work fine.

    It's just that I have another older computer that had a GPU in it [NVIDIA P383 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/111232059492?lpid=82)] that was also a PCI-Express x16 bus but it wouldn't fit into the slot in my current Inspiron 3847 PCI-Express slot.
    Here's a link to the Inspiron manual:
    http://www.manualowl.com/m/Dell/Inspiron-3847-Desktop/Manual/404712
    For info on the motherboard, skip to page 11.
  5. Those are both pci-e connections. AGP came in two different sizes, pci-e only comes in one size other than the really small x1 connections that are like 1 inch long.
  6. bccorrupt said:
    Those are both pci-e connections. AGP came in two different sizes, pci-e only comes in one size other than the really small x1 connections that are like 1 inch long.

    Maybe it's because the older GPU has a DVI port while my computer uses VGA and HDMI.
  7. LucaFire said:
    bccorrupt said:
    Those are both pci-e connections. AGP came in two different sizes, pci-e only comes in one size other than the really small x1 connections that are like 1 inch long.

    Maybe it's because the older GPU has a DVI port while my computer uses VGA and HDMI.


    wouldn't matter.
    perhaps you were putting it into the wrong slot?
  8. Shadowblade2652 said:
    LucaFire said:
    bccorrupt said:
    Those are both pci-e connections. AGP came in two different sizes, pci-e only comes in one size other than the really small x1 connections that are like 1 inch long.

    Maybe it's because the older GPU has a DVI port while my computer uses VGA and HDMI.


    wouldn't matter.
    perhaps you were putting it into the wrong slot?

    Sorry :D Turns out I had to push A LOT harder and smoosh it around... I figured it out because I had an extra motherboard nearby with a PCIe slot.
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