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a b V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:14:22 PM

I have a Biostar McP6P mobo which has a PCI-E x16 slot. Does anyone know if the slot is PCI-E x16 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0?

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a c 235 V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:26:47 PM

It is PCIe x16 1.0
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a b V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:29:01 PM

Can I still run a PCI-E 2.1 x16 GPU in it? If it cant, man I will be so bummed.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:34:19 PM

Yes... GPU's are backwards compatable with PCIe slots so a 2.1 will work on a 1.0.
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a b V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:36:06 PM

Will it make any performance difference? What are the differences? Will it effect OCing?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:42:45 PM

You will maybe see one or two frame per second drop but nothing major. It won't effect the OCing of the GPU.
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a b V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:44:36 PM

So I am safe with installing a HD6850, right?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:55:14 PM

Yes... You are safe with installing the 6850.
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a b V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:56:24 PM

Thanks for the help.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 11:57:38 PM

Not a problem... Glad I could help.
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a b V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 12:45:30 AM

I have one more question. I know I said I wanted a hd6850, but I did some research and it said PCI-E 1.0 was good for older cards. I know the hd6850 will fit, but because it is a pretty fast card, will it be hindered?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 12:57:05 AM

No... You may see a few FPS drops but nothing of a hinderage to the card. It will not saturate the bandwidth to the point of causing major performance issues.

Yes, ideally you would want to have it running on a PCIe 2.0 x16 but in the end the difference isn't really enough to purchase a new board... IMO
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a b V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 1:13:09 AM

When you say small you mean like five or less fps? because there is a small hindrance already, I cannot OC it any higher, right?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 1:18:50 AM

1) Yes... you might be looking at 5 FPS or less.

2) It will not effect your overclocking of the GPU. You will be fine OCing it, if you feel it necessary.
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a b V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 1:26:17 AM

So bye OCing it I can make up for the 1-5 FPS loss, right? I am sorry for all the questions, just I do not know much about this.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 5:58:01 AM

Compared to stock speed on a PCIe x16 1.0, yes that will help decrease the "lost" FPS.
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