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March 6, 2010 3:03:36 PM

Hi. I have a stupid question for you but it's true that I don't know the answer.
My motherboard only have PCI-E 4x and I want to buy a new graphic card.
I want to know if a PCI-E 2.0 or a PCI-E 16x fits and WORKS in a PCI-E 4x expansion slot.
Is that possible? Any idea of what graphic card I sould buy?
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March 6, 2010 3:08:57 PM

yes it will work but there will be a big bottleneck

what game are u playing and at what res? and how big is ur monitor? and ur budget
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March 6, 2010 3:12:42 PM

So you have a PCI-E 1.0 x4?

Most any card will be bottlenecked by the the low amount of lanes. If I were you, the MOST I'd ever put in that is an HD4670.
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March 6, 2010 3:13:22 PM

Hi.
My pc is quite a bit old but it has a PCI-e 4x slot and a AGP 8x slot.
Do you think I should buy a PCI-e 4x graphics card or a APG 8x one?
Which one is the best option? And what graphics card do you recommend?
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a b V Motherboard
March 6, 2010 3:14:36 PM

PCI-Express by far. Not to mention every AGP card is $40 more than its PCI-Express cuonterpart.
March 6, 2010 3:20:50 PM

Thanks for your information.
To answer. My monitor is a LCD 19'. I can play CoD4 well; Fallout3 at minimum.
I'm thinking to spend about 200€
And it's a PCI-E (4x mode)
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a b V Motherboard
March 6, 2010 3:36:27 PM

About 200?

Get a new motherboard and an HD5770.
March 6, 2010 4:06:53 PM

My motherboard is a asrock 775 DUAL-VSTA.
Which garphics card do you recommend?
I can pay up to 200€
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a b V Motherboard
March 6, 2010 4:11:51 PM

What resolution is your monitor?
The x4 is going to limit the more powerful cards.
March 6, 2010 4:12:00 PM

Performance wise the AGP slot would be faster but PCI express cards are cheaper.
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a b V Motherboard
March 6, 2010 4:12:01 PM

See your other thread.
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March 6, 2010 4:12:55 PM

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