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PCI Express help

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 1, 2008 9:10:31 AM

Hello there, My current Motherboard: MSI K9AGM2 says on the package that it supports 1 PCI-Express 16z VGA card
and 1 PCI-Express 1x.. does this mean i cant run a card that supports PCI-express 2.0 like the 4870 that im going to buy.

Thank you.

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August 1, 2008 9:22:12 AM

No Nytz, pci express is backwards compatible, you can run a 2.0 card in a 1.xx slot, or a 1.xx card in a 2.0 slot without problems.

1x16 has the same bandwidth as 2x8, and 2x18 has twice what 1x16 has and you can run any card in any of those, exen in a pcie 1x8 although it would be a bottleneck to your card.
August 1, 2008 9:28:31 AM

Ok, thank you alot :) 
August 1, 2008 9:40:32 AM

that was 2x8 btw not sure np.