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GTX 460 in an older PCI-e mobo

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November 23, 2010 1:17:12 AM

I have an older Gigabyte GA-K8NE 2.0 PCI-e motherboard.

Will i be ok running a GTX 460 video card in it? The only things I have to check are my power supply and physical room for the card right?

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November 23, 2010 1:26:35 AM

yea it has a pcie x16, that motherboard doesnt even support ddr2 ram though, not sure what you are bothering to put a 460 in there for.
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a c 226 U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 1:28:24 AM

You can physically use it, but you need to verify that your PSU meets the GPU's power requirements.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 5:27:51 AM

As mentioned by posters above,you can use a GTX 460 because PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0 but your board supports socket 754 CPUs which are EOL and also will definitely bottleneck the GTX 460.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 8:19:43 AM

It will be easier for us if you post your FULL specs here...
But like the others, your CPU will hold back GTX460.
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 9:29:53 PM

Will a GTX460 work in an old PCIe 1.0? Yes, it will.
Will it work to its full potential? No, it won't.

Guys, it depends on what he is doing. The upgrade makes sense if 00maxse is extending the lifetime of an old system until Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer arrives.
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November 30, 2010 11:04:56 PM

^ Yep, that's exactly what I'm doing. lol

I actually went with a GTS 450 since Tiger Direct had a sale. After $40 rebate, it'll be $79.99...

My old mobo was a Asus K8NE Deluxe, which is AGP and it seems to be dead, so I bought this Gigabyte mobo used on ebay months ago and my friend got my PC running again after being out of commission for almost a year. The GPU I had was the BFG 7800GS OC (AGP) and it ran my games just fine, but it won't work in my "new" PCI-e mobo so I was looking for a new GPU...should be here tomorrow or the day after.

Thanks guys.
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December 7, 2010 10:59:06 PM

Best answer selected by 00maxse.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
December 8, 2010 6:29:45 AM

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