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(urgent)Will a PCI-e 3.0 card work on my gateway TBG01 motherboard?

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April 1, 2012 10:36:24 AM

Hi have a Gateway TBG01 motherboard says CPU-Z. I was wondering if a PCI-e 3.0 card(AMD Radeon 7870) will work on it? I didn't even realise it was important until i googled it but couldn't find a good answer. All i could find from CPU-Z was my motherboard was a pci express x16. I don't know much about this stuff so any help would be nice. Thanks.
BTW sorry if this is a dumb question :p  once again i dont know much at all on this stuff
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April 1, 2012 10:47:13 AM

It would, since it has PCIe. but what are your system specs?

It sounds to me like you'd be putting a fairly overpowered GPU into a very underpowered system.
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April 1, 2012 7:59:34 PM

You should be fine as long the motherboard has a PCI-e 2.0 slot.
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April 1, 2012 10:30:57 PM

Well it says pci express. How do i know if its 2.0 or 3.0? :p 
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April 2, 2012 5:20:07 AM

It won't be 3.0. very few motherboards support it right now.

it may even be 1.0, but that still won't matter. it will work. 1.0 slots are only just starting to become bottlenecks for the most high end cards.
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April 2, 2012 5:24:47 AM

Oh okay. Thats a relief because i already ordered it haha. So it should work fine in my system then?
Thanks :) 
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April 2, 2012 5:43:11 AM

yes it will. personally, i would be upgrading the motherboard before long. nbut if you can live with it, it will be fine.
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April 2, 2012 5:45:35 AM

Ok thank you. I just want it to run better then my gtx 285 and from what i have read it will do that :) 
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April 2, 2012 5:45:58 AM

Best answer selected by rvdman306.
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