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PCIe 2.0 mobo -- can it take a PCIe 1.0 vid card?

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February 13, 2011 3:37:05 PM

I have a new MSI mobo in my latest system, and due to being broke this winter I haven't been able to buy my final component (the video card...). It's a PCIe x16 2.0 board, and a friend just gifted me an old PCIe x16 1.0 video card. Can I pop this card in my board or will I fry something?

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February 13, 2011 4:33:03 PM

It will work fine!
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February 13, 2011 4:33:18 PM

It will work; you won't fry anything. You may want to visit the video card's manufacturer website first to download the drivers for the gifted card. Then install it, boot, and load the drivers!
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February 13, 2011 5:56:18 PM

Awesome! Thanks guys :)  That'll buy me some time til I can save up for my 460gtx :) 
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February 20, 2011 2:43:42 AM

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