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Can an old PCI 1.x motherboard use a PCI 2.0 video card?

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December 7, 2009 10:29:58 PM

I have an old machine that has an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard (AMD 939 socket). The video card recently died, and as I was searching some of the online stores for a replacement, I ran across several comments in the feedback on several cards about being able to install PCI 2.0 video cards into a PCI 1.x slot, where they stated that the 2.0 video card would function fine, albeit at a 1% to 3% slower speed than if the card were actually in a PCI 2.0 slot.

Is this true?

If it is true, other than power supply considerations, are there any other tidbits I should be aware of if I were to do this?

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a c 1527 V Motherboard
December 7, 2009 10:38:13 PM

Yes the new cards are backwards compatible. Yes they will be negligible performance difference. Nothing else to worry about.