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July 16, 2009 4:59:20 PM

Hello, I did some snooping around the internet and found that a 1.0 pcie graphics card can go to a 2.0 pcie motherboard, but I was wondering if I can install a 2.0 pcie graphics card to a 1.0 pcie motherboard.

My computer has a Intel DP35DP motherboard

The graphics card i'm looking at right now is the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

any help would be really appreciated

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July 16, 2009 5:18:48 PM

Even the most powerful cards are only just reaching the maximum capacity of PCI-E 1.0, the 9600GT will hardly dent it.
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July 16, 2009 6:10:53 PM

Thanks for the quick reply!

are the slots physically different or anything? Like will a pci-e 2.0 not fit into a pci-e 1.0 slot?
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July 16, 2009 6:44:46 PM

They are identical, the difference is not in the slot but the circuity attached to it.
Any PCI-E card will run in any PCI-E slot it will physically fit into, it has been known for people to modify a PCI-E X1 slot to accept a X16 card!
Here is a little light reading on the subject, and make sure you take notes, I shall ask questions later;)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_express
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July 16, 2009 9:40:23 PM

coozie7 said:
Even the most powerful cards are only just reaching the maximum capacity of PCI-E 1.0, the 9600GT will hardly dent it.



listen to the cooze
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July 17, 2009 12:42:33 AM

coozie7 said:
They are identical, the difference is not in the slot but the circuity attached to it.
Any PCI-E card will run in any PCI-E slot it will physically fit into, it has been known for people to modify a PCI-E X1 slot to accept a X16 card!
Here is a little light reading on the subject, and make sure you take notes, I shall ask questions later;)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_express


:D  thanks again! I read through most of the wikipedia page and am starting to get a clue as to what a PCI slot basically is. Thanks again for the help, this really helped. :) 
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July 17, 2009 12:51:54 AM

ah! sorry coozie7 but after reading a little more in the wikipedia entry, i came upon something that directly related to the type of intel chipset i have on my motherboard.

Quote:
In June 2007 Intel released the specification of the Intel P35 chipset which does not support PCIe 2.0 only PCIe 1.1.[18] Some people may be confused by the P35 block diagram which states the Intel P35 has a PCIe x16 graphics link (8 GB/s) and 6 PCIe x1 links (500 MB/s each).


I have the P35. I don't know if this quote is saying that it is compatible or not. The article goes on to say that the first ever 2.0 compatible chipset released by intel was something else (the X38)

Can you (or someone else) clarify this?
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July 17, 2009 9:50:42 AM

It makes no difference, as long as the card will fit the slot, it will work, it makes no difference which version it is.
For example my MB is only PCI-E 1.0 yet happily ran a HD4870 which is PCI-E 2.0.
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July 17, 2009 10:07:51 AM

Only PCIE 2.0 MB can fully deliver PCIE 2.0 VGA card performance
For example P35 PCI-E 1.0:250mb/s, P45 PCI-E 2.0:500mb/s
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July 17, 2009 10:16:09 AM

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Only PCIE 2.0 MB can fully deliver PCIE 2.0 VGA card performance
For example P35 PCI-E 1.0:250mb/s, P45 PCI-E 2.0:500mb/s



Well, that does really matter if the card does not use all that bandwidth now, does it?

It does not really matter if you can drive 100 mph or 200 mph on a road if your car will only do 75.
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July 17, 2009 10:16:58 AM

@ Master_Pro_21: Read my first reply.
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July 17, 2009 10:21:26 AM

new cards will take advantage of PCI-E 2.0
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July 17, 2009 2:31:26 PM

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new cards will take advantage of PCI-E 2.0

But a 9600 gt wont use the bandwidth of a 2.0 slot, it wont even use the full bandwidth of a 1.0 slot. thats what cerberus was asking. read before you post
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July 17, 2009 5:55:08 PM

ok thanks again for the help guys :)  if i have any other computer problems/questions I know where to go first. Thanks a bunch!
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