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PCI 16 abit confused

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November 15, 2010 2:15:46 AM

OK this is probably a dumb question but are PCI-E X16 slots the same as PCI E 1.0 slots? I keep seeing slots listed both ways on the net.
I have a ASUS A8N32-SLI deluxe MB with PCI-E X16 slots . I know a 2.0 graphics card will work in 1.0 slots and just want to make sure my board is 1.0
THX and please excuse the newbie question.

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November 15, 2010 9:13:21 AM

I think that board is from 2005, right?
If yes, i guess you are right, it has PCIE 1.0, so you can use any card as long as it 2.0 version and NOT 2.1 version. :) 
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November 15, 2010 6:54:42 PM

A 2.1 card is supposed to work in a 1.0 slot as well, but I have heard of people having problems with it. My brother in law is running a rev. 2.1 5770 in his 630i board with 1.0 slots without a problem ATM.
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November 15, 2010 7:50:38 PM

manual for board saysOCT 2005 second edition v2.
Going with a 2.0 card so all is good.
Would love to upgrage MB but being disabled and on atight budget that won't happen anytime soon.
I am upgrading to a 850 w PSU since a bud just gave me a brand new antec for free.
Just have to do some reading on how to do it.
THX for the replys guys.
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November 22, 2010 4:29:54 PM

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November 22, 2010 4:54:48 PM

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