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PCIE x16 2.0 compatibility

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July 20, 2010 6:54:59 AM

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=c01...

And info on the card.

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

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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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 7:06:51 AM

Well a GTX 460 will work with your motherboard but I wonder if your CPU will be a bottleneck.
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July 20, 2010 7:08:59 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 7:10:52 AM

There might be a slight bottleneck but it should be OK for the time being.
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July 20, 2010 7:11:44 AM

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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