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

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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    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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. That would be great :D

    Thanks for the link though.

    Happy holidays.
  5. What's up malmental? Couldn't decide an avatar yet?
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