Geforce 9800 GX2 on a A8N32 SLI delux


Geforce 9800 GX2 is a PCI express 2.0 card though I am wondering if it would work on my A8N32SLI? Is PCI express 2.0 backward compatible?


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  1. I have an A8n SLI Deluxe and was told it would work , you can even do quad with 2. PCI express will work with a PCI express 2.0. BUT, you might get 1-3 frames less then if you had a 2.0 PCI-E slot mobo. You can compansate with a mild overclock.
  2. This is good news. My idea is to buy my graphic card today and have the usage of it. If I want to use a PCI-E 2.0 mobo, I also need a new CPU, new mem, new cooling and a painful RAID migration. If I_want everything nice and sexy, I am gonna need a lot of money. So I'll start with the Nvidia and buy the rest for x-mas.
    Thx maximiza for the info!
  3. Hello and welcome to the forums mate :)

    Yes PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0 and really u wont notice a difference between PCI-E 1.0 and 2.0 at least for current cards.
  4. Hi I have A8N32SLI deluxe motherboard also it was previously running quad 7950 gx2. what do I need to do to use my 9800gx2, and does the gx2 require both power connectors to be plugged into it at same time or just one?
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