Thank you for the response on the PCIe that helps a lot.
How much will the lower PCIe 1.0 limit the performance of the card or will my cpu be a more limiting factor?
As I read in a post the PCIe 2.1 cards running in PCIe 1.0 MB's can have compatability issues and that a bios update was recomended... is that a MB bios update or the GPU Bios ? I cant update the bios of the MB as it is a Gateway and they dont have any newer versions than the one I am running. Also if there is a compatability issue how will I be able to update the bios of the GPU ( if that is the case ) if I cant access or use the card?