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PCIE 2.0 card in PCIE X16 slot

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July 25, 2008 11:15:19 AM

I currently have an MSI P6N SLI Platinum mobo which has PCIE X16 slots. I am wanting to buy a 9800 GTX PCIE 2.0 card now and upgrade my mobo at a later date. Will the 9800 GTX run in this PCIE X16 slot?
July 25, 2008 11:21:21 AM

PCIe 2.0 is backward and forward compatible with PCIe v1.x. Graphic cards and motherboards designed for v2.0 will be able to work with v1.1 and v1.0, and vice versa. In some rare cases it is possible that a PCI-E 2.0 card will not work correctly on a PCI-E 1.0a slot. This is only limited to certain video cards.
July 25, 2008 11:21:47 AM

Yes, PCIe 2.0 is fully backwards compatible with PCIe 1.1.
It will work with no problems.
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July 25, 2008 4:00:05 PM

old question...it'll work..go ahead
July 25, 2008 4:14:40 PM

No. You have to buy a motherboard that takes DDR3 memory because that's what your video card has.
July 26, 2008 2:57:52 AM

Thanks Jeb. Your a wealth of sarcastic information. I thought I would just have to buy an EVGA motherboard to go with the EVGA 9800GTX card. I would also like to thank everyone else for their helpful information.
July 26, 2008 3:05:55 AM

there is no performance difference
August 23, 2008 9:30:57 AM

jeb1517 said:
No. You have to buy a motherboard that takes DDR3 memory because that's what your video card has.


I have to admit that had me rolling! Nice
August 25, 2008 3:46:29 AM

Had me rolling too. But because I bought 10K of AMD stock @ 4.50 a share and just sold it @ 6.25 a share I can buy whatever I want now. Jeb can you recommend anything? Got $10K to play with.
August 26, 2008 2:01:55 AM

OMG That stings ha
!