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August 27, 2010 1:15:22 AM

I have a d915 gav motherboard and i want to install a radeon 5450 1 gb pci-e 2.0 When i boot up my system will not post. Is my motherboard compatable with pci-e 2.0? Thanks

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August 27, 2010 1:31:25 AM

dagerstroke said:
I have a d915 gav motherboard and i want to install a radeon 5450 1 gb pci-e 2.0 When i boot up my system will not post. Is my motherboard compatable with pci-e 2.0? Thanks


5450 isn't 2.0 card. it is 2.1 card. more like you should buy a GTX 460 or 260 if you dont have $200 budget.

http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/NOTEBOOK/GRAPHICS/ATI-MO...
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August 27, 2010 1:46:46 AM

Thanks for the info just bought the card today, what is backwards compatible?
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August 27, 2010 1:52:50 AM

it means that the newer 2.0 technology (the card) will work on the older technolody (the mobo).
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August 27, 2010 2:08:45 AM

If you are having a problem with the card, I recommend you check that you have the latest mobo BIOS as some older mobo's do have problems with 2.1 cards and fixed this with a BIOS update.
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August 27, 2010 2:30:01 AM

Thanks for all your help, will try the bios update, if it still won't boot up should i look at my bios settings?
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August 27, 2010 2:44:02 AM

what is your psu? check how many watts it has and let us know.
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August 27, 2010 7:26:42 PM

My power supply is 500 watts
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August 27, 2010 7:40:17 PM

If it still doesn't work go into bios and make sure you don't have to turn off the integrated video adapter and/or change the pci-e slot to dedicated video.

Regardless, get the latest BIOS update for that motherboard.
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August 27, 2010 7:56:01 PM

And if all else fails, you most likely have a motherboard that stopped support before all the fixes came out for compatibility issues, which means you are looking at getting a new mobo. But I would check with intel first if your particular mobo has a fix for pci-e compatibility.

Your power supply is powerful enough by the way, just wanted to make sure.
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