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Getting a PCIe 2.0 Card for an old PCIe 1.0 Mobo

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February 15, 2012 4:37:55 PM

I am thinking to buy 550 Ti or Similar GPU for my old computer.

Processor: Core2duo E7500
Mother Board: DG41RQ

The 550 Ti is a PCIe 2.0 Card while my old Mobo has 1 PCIe x16 slot. Will the Motherboard (PCIe 1.0)/CPU bottleneck the PCIe 2.0 card or it is good to go for it?

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February 15, 2012 4:45:06 PM

Well Im using a PCIe 2.0 card on a PCIe x16 slot with no problems at all and I've played some recent games with it (skyrim comes to mind). It could be running slower than it's supposed to but I don't see any downsides
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February 15, 2012 4:59:35 PM

I have a GTX460 1GB and it works fine in my PCIE1 slot....I have done a few bench mark checks and it was comparable to what the GTX 460 1GB is supposed to get
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February 16, 2012 10:14:30 AM

Ok, so I am going to go for it.
I thought that it wont to the max as it is only PCIe and not PCIe 2.0.

Thanks
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February 16, 2012 12:13:49 PM

Yea I have seen the benchmarks at passmark. But from where I live, there's a bigger difference between the cards. Can you advice another better or similar card other than the 460?
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February 16, 2012 12:48:08 PM

it would be better to go lower card then 550ti like hd 6770 with good performance at cheaper price or faster like hd 6850 or gtx 460.

whats your psu name/brand model?because they need a 6pin pcie connector without that gpu will not work.
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February 16, 2012 1:22:43 PM

6850 :) 
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February 16, 2012 1:29:22 PM

Do all gpu need a 6 pin pcie connectors?
My PSU doesnt have a 6pin pcie connector.

Will this do ?
http://bit.ly/wctWpD

Edit
: I cant get the higher end cards like the 460 and 6850 as I am getting a 560ti 448 cores for my main Build.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
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February 16, 2012 1:31:48 PM

no all gpu doesnt need 6pin pcie connector some gpu need it and that link doesnt work.
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February 16, 2012 1:35:51 PM

I will be mostly going for cards like 6770 (as suggested), 550ti etc

Which connector do these 2 cards need?
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February 16, 2012 1:41:20 PM

1 6pin pcie connector like this



if u have that then u can go for that cards or even higher like hd 6850.:) 
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February 16, 2012 1:48:56 PM

How can I find out which Card needs what type of connector? I cant find it in the details of any GPUs.
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February 16, 2012 3:14:23 PM

550 ti should need 1 6-pin power connector
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February 16, 2012 3:29:42 PM

coverfire101 said:
How can I find out which Card needs what type of connector? I cant find it in the details of any GPUs.

There should be that kind of info on the manufacturer's website
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February 16, 2012 4:06:13 PM

Can you link me(the website) -> whether 6770 needs a 6 pin PCIe or not.
And I dont have a 6 Pin connector in my PSU. So can i use this http://bit.ly/wctWpD instead, if i have 2 '4 pin cable' extra?
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February 16, 2012 4:21:27 PM

coverfire101 said:
Can you link me(the website) -> whether 6770 needs a 6 pin PCIe or not.
And I dont have a 6 Pin connector in my PSU. So can i use this http://bit.ly/wctWpD instead, if i have 2 '4 pin cable' extra?

According to http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad... ''450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode).''
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February 16, 2012 6:58:14 PM

coverfire101 said:
Thanks.
And what about this http://bit.ly/wctWpD. I dont have the 6 pin.
Can I use this?

I'm a bit braindead at the moment...could be the beer kicking in... anyway I THINK you can but I'm not sure
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February 17, 2012 7:04:21 AM

coverfire101 said:
How can I find out which Card needs what type of connector? I cant find it in the details of any GPUs.



if u want to buy amd card then go to its site there will be given as system requirment and if u want to buy nvidia card then check the specification on the nvidia site of that card whichever you want to buy.:) 
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February 17, 2012 7:05:01 AM

what is the name/model brand of your psu?
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February 18, 2012 10:16:54 AM

Lol, its this one.
http://www.ebay.in/itm/iBall-LPS223-400-ATX-SMPS-Power-...

Looks like I will have to spend some money on a new psu.

Its my cousins computer and he doesnt wishes to spend 40-50 bucks on the new PSU.
So is hd 5670 a good choice for 400 watt withour a 6 Pin connector or should I get something else?
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February 18, 2012 11:04:28 AM

there is no problem to use an pci 2.0 gpu in pci 1.0 slot they are all backward compatible
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February 18, 2012 11:21:09 AM

pell380 said:
there is no problem to use an pci 2.0 gpu in pci 1.0 slot they are all backward compatible

Yes they are compatible but do they perform at full power?
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February 18, 2012 11:24:35 AM

akxpckwb said:
Yes they are compatible but do they perform at full power?


I had the same doubt, but DEY123 clarified that in the 3rd Post.
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February 18, 2012 11:26:24 AM

akxpckwb said:
Yes they are compatible but do they perform at full power?


it doesnt matter slow or fast it works that matter and it will work and for speed there will be not a big differences between 1.0 and 2.0.:) 
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February 18, 2012 11:28:06 AM

coverfire101 said:
I had the same doubt, but DEY123 clarified that in the 3rd Post.

Yes he did. Forgot about it my bad. If the results are basically the same I wonder if it's worth it to buy a mobo with 2.0 PCIe slot
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February 18, 2012 11:28:28 AM

coverfire101 said:
Wow, I thought it would be needing a 450 PSU.
Good find!! Thanks.

I am not buying a 5670 but just curious:

http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-radeon-hd-5670...
http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-radeon-hd-5670-1-g...

They both have the same core speed but one is DDR3 and the other is DDR5.
Is the DDR criteria taken into consideration while deciding the Performance of a card?


ddr5 will be more good because it gives better performance and fast then ddr3.:) 
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February 18, 2012 11:35:16 AM

akxpckwb said:
Yes he did. Forgot about it my bad. If the results are basically the same I wonder if it's worth it to buy a mobo with 2.0 PCIe slot

I think there is may be a difference if one is buying a higher end card. 6670 and all are the mid-high end cards.
Anyways All Mobo's now come with PCIe 2.0 or better.
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