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PCI 2.0 cards that I can use? a8n-e mothboard

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January 7, 2008 2:11:42 PM

I posted before about upgrading my graphics card in order to play current games with a 1920 dispay...

But now, I'm seeing most of the newer/better cards are 2.0 cards. Bit concerned as the threads I've read show that they are having issues with running these cards on older motherboards. I have a a8n-e motherboard and really dont want to have any issues or have to tweak anything...just plug in and literally play.

No plans to upgrade my system just yet, I would have to buy new to do things 'right' which isnt the option now.

So I was just wondering if anyone with this motherboard (a8n-e) has purchased any of these cards and found them to be 100% compatible. Did you feel like you were wasting your money on features that you could not utilize (speed cut in half on paper but not in practice)

I'm willing to get something that will cost a bit but don't want to blow money if I cant use something ya know?
January 7, 2008 3:14:09 PM

i have an a8n sli se and have ordered a bfg 8800 gt oc 512mb card, so i believe, if it has a x16 slot. it should work
January 7, 2008 3:59:17 PM

GL with that. Please be sure to let me know:
1. If it works.
2. If your benchmarks match up to what others have with the same card.

I would be VERY curious to know this.

I'm rather surprised that this issue has not been discussed and tested completely by toms staff. This is a MAJOR thing.

Thanks!
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January 7, 2008 4:35:35 PM

Yeah no worries i will do that for ya, it'll be here tomorrow so will let you know
January 7, 2008 5:34:55 PM

ASUS A8N-E
AMD X2 4200+ (939)
2GB generic DDR
150GB Raptor X
7800GT

I installed a 8800GTS 512 (g92) (PCI-E 2.0) on my ASUS A8N-E this weekend. I had some initial issues with Vista throwing a fit over drivers, so I just reinstalled Vista and installed the latest drivers, and everything is wonderful.

I can play COD:4 maxed out. 30-40fps
CMR: Dirt at mostly High settings 30-40fps
Crysis at medium...but with a few things on low. ~30fps??
January 7, 2008 6:06:44 PM

I just got a 880GTS PCIe 2.0 card. Works great on my A8N-SLI and I'm getting frame rates similair to what I've found for benchmarks with this card on PCIe2.0 cards. Current graphics cards to my knowledge do not come close to saturating PCIe 1, so 2.0 doesn't make any difference. The only place it might is on highend SLI/Cross fire setups- but even then I'm not sure.
January 8, 2008 2:02:30 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. Thats exactly what I needed.

Rally you did not mention what resolution you run at.

I can run my 7600gt at 1024x768 at almost the highest settings.

35-40 fps is actually pretty low. When I play on my 7600gt at 1920 res...I get stutters when I fire, especially on higher fire rate weapons.

It's killing my game. I dont think people realize how much FPS works for or against you. Like when I see people zipping around me, I only see a few frames of them doing this, they look like they are running at mach speed.

Very different than my old monitor thats for sure. I'm hoping it's not 'ghosting' Im seeing.

Weird, I loaded Gears of War and COD4 - and ran a performance monitor: and the result is that the CPU's never hit 100%! That tells me that my CPU is NOT my bottleneck. Possibly ram?
The hard drive is only running at around 30-40%.

Dunno - gotta get something, like I said, this is killing my game lol. I neeeeeeeeed FPS. Screw quality, I want quantity.

I expected better FPS than what some are reporting with these new cards. My card is rather old and I'm almost getting those frames. I can't live with 30 fps with spike to 15. Just cant play.

Oh well, back to the drafting board eh..
January 8, 2008 7:56:19 AM

just installed my 8800gt its workin fine in a 1.1 so i wouldn;t worry i would go for a 8800 if uyou can stretch too it...
January 8, 2008 12:57:39 PM

Cool, glad to hear it. Do you run cod4 at all? Frames/resolution?

Thanks mate!
January 8, 2008 3:04:06 PM

Haven't got the frames, but was running it quite high res no slowdown, amazing rate of play
January 8, 2008 3:42:05 PM

edit 60-90fps with only 1gb of ram and a 3800+ dual core...
1400somat x 1000somat
January 8, 2008 3:48:59 PM

Thaaaaaaaats pretty good man!
last night I watched my perf monitor and my cpu wasn't getting taxed at all. I wish I could find a good gpu monitor for games to see what it is producing.

I tried running the Nvidia stability test to see if I could overclock some and BAM it crashes every time.
What core is on your gt? WHat brand did you get?
I def need the 512 ram for the higher res I want to run at. I heard that ATI's card is better at higher res? Anyone know if this is true?
January 8, 2008 6:05:00 PM

i got the bfg oc 512mb 8800gt 625mhz core clock shade 1566mhz

I'd stick with nvidea, unless you play at ridiculously high res
January 8, 2008 6:37:00 PM

some 3870 DO NOT WORK, BE CAREFUL
visiontek gived mea lot of problems(coldboots), sapphire ran with no problem.
havent tested a 8800gt tought...
I have the ASUS a8n-E rev 1.2
January 8, 2008 11:25:31 PM

xtzile said:
i got the bfg oc 512mb 8800gt 625mhz core clock shade 1566mhz

I'd stick with nvidea, unless you play at ridiculously high res


Would 1920x1200 be considered ridiculously high res? That's the only res I can play on.
January 8, 2008 11:26:27 PM

tamalero said:
some 3870 DO NOT WORK, BE CAREFUL
visiontek gived mea lot of problems(coldboots), sapphire ran with no problem.
havent tested a 8800gt tought...
I have the ASUS a8n-E rev 1.2



yea and there are people spewing everywhere on here and different forums that all 1.1e mobo can handle a 2.0 card.

Nice eh?

Heck I was thinking of going ATI...I sure like the price.
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September 25, 2011 11:18:46 PM

Hi guys, I know thats an old topic, but I still have the same MB, ASUS A8N-E PCI-E, and I would Like to recommend me some new video card.My system conf is 2GB Memory, Single core athlon 64 3200+ and currently I'm with Nvidia 6800XT.I would like some video card which doesnt require additional power supply, thanks.
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