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March 13, 2009 8:07:55 PM

Will PCI Express 2.0 x16 video cards LIKE THIS still work (at a degraded level perhaps) in a motherboard LIKE THIS that only has a PCI-E x16 interface

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March 13, 2009 8:24:09 PM

yes, pci-e 2.0 is backwords compatible with pci-e 1.1 (x16). you might see a slight performance drop with that card but nothing too bad.

What are the rest of your specs? The cpu may become a bottleneck for that card
March 13, 2009 8:49:15 PM

Thanks for the info, it will save me some cash for a little while.

CPU is a q6600
March 13, 2009 9:18:56 PM

kyeana said:
What are the rest of your specs? The cpu may become a bottleneck for that card


Well the MB and video are linked in the OP, The system also includes:
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
And a nice aftermarket CPU cooling solution and a 650W PS that I cant remember the makes/models of at the moment.
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