Hey i have a ASUS M2 Crosshair AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI, and i know it is pcie x16 and not 2.0. I was wanting to get a new graphics card for the moment untill i could get a new mobo with pcie 2.o, just wanted to know if i put a pcie 2.0 graphics card in this mobo for now will it work, is it compatible?
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Usually they do, if your power supply is adequate. Check the specs for the new video card before ordering. If you don't find any specs for the ps, list it here for advice.
In theory it should work - PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible with the older PCIe. Just like o1die said - double check on the psu requirements and the power connectors required. Some card require 1 x 6-pin while other require 2 x 6 pin (or 8-pin)
I have a PCIE 2.0 card in a PCIE 1.0 slot. It works fine. Just to check, which graphics card are you thinking of?