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PCI Express x16, v1 compatible with v2 please heeeelp...?

hi all

can u please help me.............?

I'm looking to upgrade my video card. My motherboard is Gigabyte ga-ep31-ds3l Model.

and i am getting a new video card that requires a PCI 2.0 slot.

will a video card that needs a PCI Express 2.0 slot work in my motherboard that has PCI

Express x 16 slots?

i will be very proud of u to help meeeeeeeee...!
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  1. Best answer
    Short answer, yes, you'll be fine. Just make sure that your PSU can handle the added load of the new card.
  2. PCI-E 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0 (aka x16)
  3. IH8U said:
    Short answer, yes, you'll be fine. Just make sure that your PSU can handle the added load of the new card.
  4. IH8U said:
    Short answer, yes, you'll be fine. Just make sure that your PSU can handle the added load of the new card.
  5. MatadoR_MaN said:
    hi all

    can u please help me.............?

    I'm looking to upgrade my video card. My motherboard is Gigabyte ga-ep31-ds3l Model.

    and i am getting a new video card that requires a PCI 2.0 slot.

    will a video card that needs a PCI Express 2.0 slot work in my motherboard that has PCI

    Express x 16 slots?

    i will be very proud of u to help meeeeeeeee...!


    If you could tell the which card you are going to buy, then I'll be able to help you....
  6. I Have the same question

    my card is : EVGA 01G-P3-1155-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    mother board is: ASUS P5P43TD Pro LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
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