PCIE x16 2.0 compatibility

Hi, I've heard that some x16 2.0 cards are backwards compatible but won't work on certain motherboards. I was thinking of getting a GTX 460 card and putting it in this motherboard.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01077676&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3548185

And info on the card.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-460-us.html

Crappy and old motherboard I know. I currently have a 8800 GTS on it. My intention is to get a GTX 460 to keep me gaming for the meantime until I build a new computer when I can afford it (and get a second 460 while I'm at it). All the motherboard information is there, does anyone know if it would be compatible?

My specs
Windows 7 Ultimate
700-watt power supply
AMD Athlon x2 6000+ (3.0GHz)
3gb ddr2 PC2-5300 (also planning to upgrade to 4GB 800MHz)
Creative Extreme Gamer Sound Card

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Well a GTX 460 will work with your motherboard but I wonder if your CPU will be a bottleneck.
  2. Tamz_msc said:
    Well a GTX 460 will work with your motherboard but I wonder if your CPU will be a bottleneck.


    You're likely correct, but that's something I'm willing to put up with until I build a new system.
  3. There might be a slight bottleneck but it should be OK for the time being.
  4. Tamz_msc said:
    There might be a slight bottleneck but it should be OK for the time being.


    Cool, thanks for replying.
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