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eVGA 8800 GT 512MB (PCI-E 2.0) and PCI-E 1.0(a) motherboard

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April 21, 2008 6:09:10 AM

Hey all, I've got a MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Motherboard, which has a PCI-E x16 1.0a slot.

I was wondering, will the 8800 GT 512MB fit in and work with my motherboard? I have been searching all over the web, but it isn't clear, since in many websites says that it won't work, while in others it says that it will...? Because PCI-E 2.0 x 16 cards only work with PCI-E 1.1 motherboards (and 2.0) but not 1.0/1.0a. Is this true?

Is there anyone here that does have a 1.0/1.0a motherboard with a working 8800 GT that requires PCI E 2.0?

Also, I've read about some conflicts between VIA chipset motherboards and these graphics cards, how do I make sure what chipset my motherboard has (It says it's nForce but it also says something about VIA for the fireware and some ports).

The rest of my specs are

Enermax Liberty 500W PSU
MSI K8N Neo 4 939
AMD Opteron @ 3.0 gHz
2 GB of RAM.

Thanks in advance!
April 21, 2008 6:12:32 AM

Don't worry PCI-E 2.0 is just a marketing gimmick a motherboard with it only has 1% gains in performance than one without. Anyway PCI-E 2.0 cards are fully compatible with any PCI-E motherboard no-matter what type 1.0, 1.1 or 2.0
April 21, 2008 6:25:11 AM

Thanks a lot. About the VIA chipset thing.. my chipset is based on nForce, but why does it say in the other specs that it has a VIA chipset? Is it for something else? If so, will that matter?

Thanks again.
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April 21, 2008 7:58:14 AM

PCI-E 2.0 vs 1.0
Result? not much difference.
Have a nice day dude
June 15, 2009 10:30:37 AM

And... Gamax, did it work? I hope so.
Do the new pci-E 2.0 cards by the way still work with the pci-e 1.0 motherboards?
February 20, 2010 10:46:35 PM

gamax said:
Thanks a lot. About the VIA chipset thing.. my chipset is based on nForce, but why does it say in the other specs that it has a VIA chipset? Is it for something else? If so, will that matter?

Thanks again.



hey did the pci-e 2.0 card work on your mother board.please let me know cause i have the same motherboard as yours.thanks
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