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PCI-E x16 2.0 card compatible with PCI-E x16 1.1 slot or not

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 4, 2009 3:49:34 AM

I want to know that whether XFX 9600GT Graphics Card(PV-T96G-YMFF) which is PCI-E x16 2.0 card, will fit in my mainborad(Intel Original DG35EC Motherboard) whose PCI-E x16 version is 1.1. Is this PCI-E 2.0 card is backward compatible with PCI-E 1.1 slot of my mainboard ? If yes, what settings I have to do during installation for this backward compatibility? Should I connect PCI-E six pin power supply to the card when using it in PCI-E 1.1 Slot? Is this power connection to the card used only when fitting the card in PCI-E 2.0 Slot and not when fitting in PCI-E 1.1 slot?
March 4, 2009 4:04:23 AM

Yes, its backwards compatible...physically, v1.1 and v2.0 are identical...and yes, connect the six pin plug. I don't use nVidia cards personally, so I don't know if theres been any weird compatibility issues between the card and that motherboard, but you shouldn't have any problems.