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GeForce GTX 260 with a GA-P35-D3SL?

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December 8, 2009 4:41:23 PM

Hello, I have a GA-P35-D3SL, currently with a GeForce 8600 and was looking to upgrade to one of the newer cards, but noticed there is now PCI Express 2.0, and I did a little bit of research and it appears that they are backward compatible however I'm wondering if there would be any serious drawbacks to using it in a 1.x slot?
a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 9:55:42 PM

The card is compatible with your slot. Performance difference between 1.x and 2.0 slot is negligible.
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December 8, 2009 11:30:23 PM

Agreed - no issue using it with the 1.0 slot.

Did you check to ensure PSU is large enough? The new graphics card - the GTX 260 - has a minimm requirement of 500w - although depending on system I think yoiu might be able to get by with a little less if not much other hardware and no serious OCs.
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December 9, 2009 12:30:09 AM

^+1 on the PSU. You will need a QUALITY PSU like the Corsair 550VX to power a GTX260. As for the board, PCIe 2.0 is backward compatible with PCIe 1.x and shouldn't be a bottle neck.
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