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Would a GeForce GTX 560 work in a PCI Express x16 slot?

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February 9, 2011 3:22:29 AM

First off I hope I'm not violating any rules ( I read through them and it seems like putting links in a post are ok), but anyways I have two questions: one is the title of the thread and one is at the bottom of this post.

The gfx card I am looking at currently:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The gfx card installed in my computer:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

My motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...


This is actually from a yahoo answers question that I posted but no one got back to me about the speed part:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110207152...


"So is having the 560 running at 1.0 speed even worth it then?"


Any help is appreciated, thanks.
a c 153 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 3:41:12 AM

You'll be fine.
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a c 540 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 5:08:13 AM

PCIe 2.0 cards are generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1.

Graphics cards designed for v2.0 will be able to work with the motherboard being v1.1 or v1.0.

A PCIe 2.0 8x slot will have the same bandwidth as a previous revision PCIe 1.0 16 slot.

Yes the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is worth it.
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February 9, 2011 12:44:06 PM

Sure it will work, but it might be held back by your processor. That's why you should list your full system specs.
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February 10, 2011 3:04:47 AM

This is my whole computer:

(No overclocking on anything. Also its slowing down with newer games :(  )

CPU: Q6600 2.4Ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

GFX: 8800 GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

A 20 inch and a 19 inch monitors are plugged in. Both LCD.

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Memory: 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Internal Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Case + psu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Funny thing that I just noticed after having this setup for 3 years was that the back fan on my comp (that gave out a year ago and hasnt been replaced) was an 80 mm and not a 120 like newegg claims. The only 120 is the front fan. The sides are 80 like they should be.

CD/DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
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February 17, 2011 10:38:16 AM

Best answer selected by Rarman555.
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March 31, 2011 5:10:45 AM

I see they asked you about your CPU and other System Specs and no one replied...
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March 31, 2011 11:49:00 AM

Yup, i think i was forced to pick a best answer even though none of them were really helpful
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