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AMI p01-a3 which pci-e type ?

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a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2011 9:42:37 PM

Hello.
Been searching for hours on the net and my head almost explodes.
Does anyone out there knows if my mobo is pci-e 2.0 or 2.1. And would putting a 2.1 videocard in a 2.0 slot give problems with high res gaming like screen tearing and stuttering when moving around on the map ?
Mobo AMI p01-a3. Packard Bell IPower x3.0.

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a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2011 10:07:43 PM

Forgot this ; cpuid-z says it has a pci express x16, does this mean it's only 1.0 . . . ???
a c 121 V Motherboard
September 14, 2011 10:55:07 PM

PCIe x16 is 2.0

There are currently no PCIe 2.1 Motherboards

Putting a PCIe 2.1 GPU in a 2.0 slot will be perfectly fine, since there are no 2.1 slots and they are designed to run in a 2.0 slot.
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a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 6:51:46 AM

Are you sure about that, so there isn't such a thing as pci-e x16 1.0 ???
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 11:50:05 AM

Well, i'm pretty sure now pci-e x 16 is the 1.0 version and not the 2.0 like you say, so thanks for trying to help but it's incorrect i think.
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 2:22:21 PM

It is pcie 2.0. I checked the official specification.
a c 121 V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 2:35:53 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Are you sure about that, so there isn't such a thing as pci-e x16 1.0 ???



I'm confused... Where did PCIe 1.x come from?

We were talking about the differences between 2.0 and 2.1

The only difference between 2.0 and 2.1 is that 2.1 supports some of the administration protocols that are going to be used in PCIe 3.0, but there is no speed difference. That is why a 2.1 GPU will work in a 2.0 slot. I don't know where 1.X came into the picture here...
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 2:45:12 PM

ok pcie lesson for robjordy:

pcie 1.x: at x1 lane pcie operates with raw bandwidth of 250MB/s. Multiply by 2, 4, 8, 16 to for x2, x4, x8, x16 lane speed
pcie 2.x, double x1 lane speed by 2 (500MB/s)
pcie 3.x double 2.x again (1GB/s)

x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 exist for all pcie version existed

only lane speed change (from 250MB/s to 500MB/s to 1GB/s)
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 3:58:40 PM

robjordy wrote :

Are you sure about that, so there isn't such a thing as pci-e x16 1.0 ???

I'm confused... Where did PCIe 1.x come from?

We were talking about the differences between 2.0 and 2.1

No the main qustion was what type my mobo has, i did check cpuid after that question and than saw it only says pcie x16, as stated in my second reply.
We misundertood each other i think. Like i said ; thanks anyway for trying !

@Pyree ; That really would be great news, were did you find it, like i said ; been googeling my head off and couldn't find it and on the gpu section they say it's 1.0, so help !, who's right ?
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 4:11:42 PM

Easy

http://www.meetgadget.com/gadget/41409/Packard+Bell+iPo...

look at the chipset, H57 right?

go to intel or wiki and search for the H57 chipset and it tells you it supports pcie 2.0 so... pcie 2.0 it is.

Just to make sure. Download cpu-z and confirm your mobo has H57 chipset.
a c 121 V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 4:15:09 PM

^ That

plus the fact that the GPU that comes with it (GeForce GT330) is a PCIe 2.0 Card
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 4:31:46 PM

Pyree said:
Easy

http://www.meetgadget.com/gadget/41409/Packard+Bell+iPo...

look at the chipset, H57 right?

go to intel or wiki and search for the H57 chipset and it tells you it supports pcie 2.0 so... pcie 2.0 it is.

Just to make sure. Download cpu-z and confirm your mobo has H57 chipset.


When you know HOW to look it's pretty easy yeah. Thanks for showing me that way to figure out what pcie version it is.
Yep, cpuidz says h57, you're brilliant mate ! Can't argue with that information. Still confused though about that cpuidz only says pcie x16. On the gpu section they were pretty confident it is 1.0 ; Quote ( with all respect to the one's who gave them ) ;

"From past experience, as far as i know, when i ran CPU-id and it says x16, it means that its a version 1.0. I upgraded my mobo and now it re" ads PCI-E x 16 v2.0. so it is pretty accurate. Im sure you got V1.0."
"if it doesn't say 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, or 3.0 in the specs somewhere It's probably the 1.0 version."

But again ; i can't find a flaw in what your saying about the H57.
Btw, is there an other program like cpuidz ?
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 4:42:24 PM

No, pcie version has nothing to do with the lane multiple. You can have x16 in all 3 versions of pcie.

As to alternative to cpu-z, you can try PC wizard or SIW. I tried PC wizard and SIW but change back to cpu-z out of old habit.
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 5:04:03 PM

Pyree, you made my day ; all happy now having the 2.0 version. :wahoo: 
Sadly i did make a mistake ( again ) by making this thread not a qustion but a discussion ( really have to remember that ) so i can't give you a best answer award, otherwise you really, really would have earned it. *** MODERATOR, maybe you could please ? *** ( someday i WILL remember to poste question threads as "questions". :whistle:  )

itzanielp, thanks for your help to. ( and indeed i thought it was weird that they put a 2.0 card in a 1.0 slot, but hey, we're talking here about Packard Bell, so anything goes probably ! :lol: 

Thanks a lot for clearing this out for me !
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 5:11:52 PM

No problem and it is ok robjordy. I didn't pick questions I know I can get best answer to answer. I am here to answer anything I know about and attempt to solve problem which I may not have an answer already.
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2011 6:09:26 PM

Yep, that's a reward in itself.
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