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PCI express x16 question

  • Graphics Cards
  • PCI Express
  • HP Pavilion
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Last response: in Graphics Cards
December 29, 2008 9:30:35 PM

I have an HP pavilion with a Core 2 duo E4300 and 2GB of ram. I want to get the best video card for gaming in the 80-100.00 range. Does anyone have any suggestions? Can I use PCI Express 2.0 cards in this machine if the motherboard is rated to support PCI express x16?

Thanks so much!

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December 29, 2008 9:44:19 PM

Yes you can, the 2.0 cards are backwards compatable. You could also use it in a PCIe slot thats rated at X8
December 29, 2008 9:58:28 PM

I would look at a 4670 from ATI. good card for that little money. Or, a 9800 GT would be a good choice as well.
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December 29, 2008 10:05:26 PM

~76 - ATI's 4670
~88 - Nvidia's 9600GT
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December 29, 2008 10:17:13 PM

Some 4830 are even under 100$ and would definitely for gaming, just double-check that the PSU can support give it enough juice.
December 29, 2008 10:20:05 PM

Thanks to all--I went ahead and ordered the 4670. I appreciate the advice!