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Will pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot?

actually my mother board is
Intel® Desktop Board DH55PJ
One PCI Express* 2.0 x 16 bus add-in card connector
Two PCI Express 2.0 x 1 connectors
One PCI Conventional bus connector
but my graphics card ZOTAC GTX 650 Ti Synergy Edition 2GB 128-bit DDR5 Graphics Card having Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0 x16 can i use my graphics card by putting it in 2.0 x16 slot? or iz ther any problem by using that in 2.0 x16 slot?
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  1. T will work it just won't have as high of bandwidth
    Reply to Jameson Clark
  2. Best answer
    Yes it will run perfectly , with very very little performance loss.

    http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Impact-of-PCI-E-Speed-on-Gaming-Performance-518/
    Impact of PCI-E Speed on Gaming Performance
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
  3. jameson clark and SR-71 black bird can u both elobarate ur explanations???? plzzz i cant get u.... yes or no i can use it????
    Reply to UmeshNanI
  4. Yes you can with very little performance loss read my link above.
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
  5. Simply, yes it will work
    Reply to Jameson Clark
  6. It works fine and you don't hardly lose any performance.
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
  7. Ok, this is a double edged answer....About 80% of the time, the general answer here is true. However....for one reason or another that I have not been able to pinpoint, a small handful of lga 1155 boards, specifically when running 2nd gen i5 and i3 cpus, WILL NOT BOOT with AMD GPUs HD 7xxx or above, R7, R9, or Rx cards that are pcie 3.0. I do not know why, nobody can give a strait answer based on facts or research, nor give a way to work around it or fix it. NONE of the AMD based platforms have this problem as I can install any of those cards on at the very least an AM2 setup and above. Proprietary builds ( Dell, HP, etc.) and MSI boards are the main culprits of this inability to use these cards. Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte seem to run whatever you throw at them and is why I use those boards almost exclusively. However, this does seem to only effect the lga 1155 platform for some reason. Nothing before it or after it has an issue. Also, if your LGA 1155 board comes with a 3rd gen chip, or a 2nd gen i7 already installed and ready to run, these problems have not shown up for me. This is far from anecdotal evidence, as I build many machines DAILY on a wide variety of platforms ( It is how I make my living) so I have a great data pool of experience to draw these conclusions from. So in conclusion, proprietary and MSI LGA 1155 are the main culprits of incompatibility with PCIE 3.0 AMD GPUs of the HD 7xxx variety or above. After some research, i have also found ( through other's testimony not my own) that even some newer platforms (about 2% ) can also have this problem. My best advice is to research the board and the platform that you plan on putting the card into to avoid the 22% chance that you will boot to a black screen. I can tell you absolutely that HP and Dell pcs with lga 1155 and 2nd gen i3 and i5 chips will NOT BOOT and will give you black screen 100% of the time on these cards. Alternative, avoid those AMD cards when you have PCIE 2.0 and go with an Nvidia GPU. Those bad boys will run in nearly anything as long as you are pushing enough power. So with AMD you get a 78% compatibility rate, and I have not ever had one with Nvidia. I am not going to say 100% compatibility with Nvidia as I am sure there are a couple setups that just will not work, it is inevitable. So I will say (guessing) Nvidia has a 99% compatibility rate. I hope this helps those that have either experienced this problem themselves or were considering purchasing one of those AMD GPUs for their PCIE 2.0 system.
    Reply to shannahand
  8. shannahand said:
    Ok, this is a double edged answer....About 80% of the time, the general answer here is true. However....for one reason or another that I have not been able to pinpoint, a small handful of lga 1155 boards, specifically when running 2nd gen i5 and i3 cpus, WILL NOT BOOT with AMD GPUs HD 7xxx or above, R7, R9, or Rx cards that are pcie 3.0. I do not know why, nobody can give a strait answer based on facts or research, nor give a way to work around it or fix it. NONE of the AMD based platforms have this problem as I can install any of those cards on at the very least an AM2 setup and above. Proprietary builds ( Dell, HP, etc.) and MSI boards are the main culprits of this inability to use these cards. Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte seem to run whatever you throw at them and is why I use those boards almost exclusively. However, this does seem to only effect the lga 1155 platform for some reason. Nothing before it or after it has an issue. Also, if your LGA 1155 board comes with a 3rd gen chip, or a 2nd gen i7 already installed and ready to run, these problems have not shown up for me. This is far from anecdotal evidence, as I build many machines DAILY on a wide variety of platforms ( It is how I make my living) so I have a great data pool of experience to draw these conclusions from. So in conclusion, proprietary and MSI LGA 1155 are the main culprits of incompatibility with PCIE 3.0 AMD GPUs of the HD 7xxx variety or above. After some research, i have also found ( through other's testimony not my own) that even some newer platforms (about 2% ) can also have this problem. My best advice is to research the board and the platform that you plan on putting the card into to avoid the 22% chance that you will boot to a black screen. I can tell you absolutely that HP and Dell pcs with lga 1155 and 2nd gen i3 and i5 chips will NOT BOOT and will give you black screen 100% of the time on these cards. Alternative, avoid those AMD cards when you have PCIE 2.0 and go with an Nvidia GPU. Those bad boys will run in nearly anything as long as you are pushing enough power. So with AMD you get a 78% compatibility rate, and I have not ever had one with Nvidia. I am not going to say 100% compatibility with Nvidia as I am sure there are a couple setups that just will not work, it is inevitable. So I will say (guessing) Nvidia has a 99% compatibility rate. I hope this helps those that have either experienced this problem themselves or were considering purchasing one of those AMD GPUs for their PCIE 2.0 system.


    Hi I would like to upgrade GPU in my DELL T3500 workstation
    with 525W power supply and Intel Xeon W3680 processor in 1366 socket Intel (X58+ ICH10)
    Currently I´m running ATI FirePro V5800 video card stuck in PCIex16x 2.0 slot
    I would like to upgrade to Gefroce GTX1060 video card. Do you reccon this is a good combo in regards to compatibility and power supply
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