Hello dear friends. (PCI-e issue)

Hello all, my name is Phil and I'm passing by to get an answer from a kind soul :-)

After searching land and google for an answer I must admit defeat. I've been trying to work with Packard Bells extremely annoying website, but alas, to no avail.

My quest involves my motherboard. It's an WMCP78M, Packard Bell. I'm trying to upgrade this small pc with a new GPU, however I'm not sure if my PCI-E is version 1.0 or 2.0 (and not too old to work with a 5570 2.1 card). I'm leaning towards that it is compitable due to the bit where it says:

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : GT200 [GeForce G210]
Version : 2.0
Port : 0
Link Width : x16 (max. x16)

However! There were numerous similar (somewhat) things when I ran PC wizard, so I'm going to copy what I got (I'm not too good with PCs so maybe most of this is of no use):


PCI-Express Information :
Number of connectors : 2

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCIe Bridge
Version : 2.0
Port : 0
Physical Slot : #0
Slot Populated : Yes
Link Width : x16 (max. x16)

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCIe Bridge
Version : 1.0
Port : 2
Physical Slot : #0
Slot Populated : No
Link Width : x4 (max. x1)
Link Speed : 2.5GB/s

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge
Version : 1.0
Port : 3
Physical Slot : #0
Slot Populated : Yes
Link Width : x1 (max. x1)
Link Speed : 2.5GB/s

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : GT200 [GeForce G210]
Version : 2.0
Port : 0
Link Width : x16 (max. x16)


Thanks, appreciate any answer :-)

- Phil
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  1. PCIe 1.0 has a severe lack of pins, but fits all PCIe cards. High-end cards (5850+) suffer from that. I would assume it's 2.0 because it says x16 width. Your 5570 card should work with it. ^.^
  2. Thank you stingstang :) and yes, hopefully it'll work, card will be here sometime next week.

    Anyone else got some input?

    - Phil
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