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Compatibility between PCI-E x16 Mobo and PCI-Ex16 2.1 Graphics Card

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December 20, 2010 5:51:17 PM

Hello,

I was planning on buing the Sapphire Radeon HD5670, but I've read a in a couple of threads that state PCI-E x16 2.1 (like the HD5670) Graphic Cards have backward compatability problems with PCI x16 Motherboards.
Is that true?

Thanks :) 

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December 20, 2010 5:54:42 PM
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VGKitov said:
Hello,

I was planning on buing the Sapphire Radeon HD5670, but I've read a in a couple of threads that state PCI-E x16 2.1 (like the HD5670) Graphic Cards have backward compatability problems with PCI x16 Motherboards.
Is that true?

Thanks :) 


it is true from my own experience. if your pc is a major brand like Dell, HP. I say you should not try it since you prob have no way to upgrade your BIOS.
December 20, 2010 6:06:34 PM

Well its made by NEO or something, the Mobo is a MSI K9 Neo V2, but the latest BIOS update in their site is from 03.2009( I haven't tried updating it yet).
In that case will a GeForce 9800GT/9600GT work on it better?
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December 20, 2010 7:13:46 PM

There is no point in giving me prices from newegg, I live in Europe (Bulgaria) :) 
(I could only dream of price like that)
I will check if there are 2.0 Cards in the local retailers, otherwise it's 9800/9600.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
December 21, 2010 5:13:22 AM

That would be great :D 

Thanks for the link though.

Happy holidays.
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December 21, 2010 5:59:54 AM

What's up malmental? Couldn't decide an avatar yet?
December 28, 2010 6:35:45 AM

Best answer selected by VGkitov.
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December 28, 2010 10:44:13 AM

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