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Video Card / MOBO combo... will it work ???

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February 19, 2008 3:59:22 PM

I've got an ASUS P5WD2 Premium board.

Will I be able to use a GeForce 8800GT card?

I've searched around but haven't been able to
find a definitive compatibility answer.

The board is PCI-E 1.1 and the card is 2.0.
Is 2.0 backwards compatible (obviously slower speeds)?

Thanks in advance!
February 19, 2008 4:25:21 PM

Currently there are some mobos out there that can handle 2.0but the difference in crossfire and in sli is minimal along with single cards running at 1.1 or at 2.0 is minimal as well. As chipsets get better then it will be needed but the current chipsets will not get you very much in performance

http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/01/23/crossfire_meets_...
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February 19, 2008 4:47:52 PM

tgoviper said:
I've got an ASUS P5WD2 Premium board.

Will I be able to use a GeForce 8800GT card?

I've searched around but haven't been able to
find a definitive compatibility answer.

The board is PCI-E 1.1 and the card is 2.0.
Is 2.0 backwards compatible (obviously slower speeds)?

Thanks in advance!

My 939 Abit mobo can, so you should have no worries. *crosses fingers*
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February 19, 2008 4:59:03 PM

The majority of motherboards are backwards compatible with PCI-Express 2.0 cards. There are only a few exceptions.
February 19, 2008 5:15:27 PM

I think the exceptions involve boards that are only 1.0 compliant. VIA chipsets come to mind but that's just something I think I recall from another thread.

-mcg
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