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Will this PCI-e 2.0 GPU work on my PCI-e 1.0a motherboard?

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May 15, 2010 7:07:58 AM

I have DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D motherboard and I have a very old GPU (X800XL) and I wanted to upgrade to the Gigabyte GT 240 512MB videocard. Problem is my motherboard is a PCI-e 1.0a and the GT 240 is a PCI-e 2.0. I've done my research but haven't come to a conclusion and am hoping the members of TH can help me out :whistle: 

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May 15, 2010 7:22:21 AM

PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible,so it should work fine
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May 15, 2010 7:39:30 AM

GT240 will run on your slot no problems at all. The vid card is not fast enough to even saturate full PCI E 1.0 speed. Buy the card. I may make a recommendation though. Nvidia 9600gt is a much better buy and much cheaper.
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May 15, 2010 7:58:55 AM

Actually for the most part the GT240 is between the 9600 and 9800GT. The question is how much are you spending on it and if there is a better cheaper card out there. The 9800GT might be a better buy, as would the 4770 or 4830/4850.
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May 15, 2010 3:49:28 PM

I am on a strict budget actually of $80. Are those cards you guys recommended around that price range? I am looking at newegg
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May 15, 2010 7:44:27 PM

Maziar, thank you so much. I just bought it :D 
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May 15, 2010 7:46:06 PM

Best answer selected by nitric0.
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May 15, 2010 8:47:15 PM

You are welcome :)  hope you enjoy it
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