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PCI Express X16 slot

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I have a Sony Desktop with a ATI X600 XT PCI Express X16 graphic card and was wondering what PCI express cards would be compatible. Is what I have a 1.0 or a 2.0, how so you tell?
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    You have a pcie 1.0 slot. All of the new cards are backwards compatible though. Depending on your system specs, many of the cards sold today will be bottle necked by the rest of the system. What do you intend to do with it and what are the specs of your PC?
  2. You can tell the version by the mobo chipset or you can use gpuz. There is the off chance that newer pcie versions are not compatible if the mobo manufacturer did not update their bios. We can assume you have 1.0 from how old the card is but without knowing what mobo you have, we can only guess. If you don't know your specs, what is the model number of your desktop?
  3. The model is a Sony VGC-RA910G purchased in July 2004. The processor is a 3.2 GHZ, 2 Gig of Ram and it has a 800 MHZ front side buss.
    The video card keeps crashing reporting " out of range Input 1 DVI-D .
    Just looking for a replacement card. Computer used for photo shopping and office applications.
    Any recommendations for a video card replacement?
  4. k1114 said:
    You can tell the version by the mobo chipset or you can use gpuz. There is the off chance that newer pcie versions are not compatible if the mobo manufacturer did not update their bios. We can assume you have 1.0 from how old the card is but without knowing what mobo you have, we can only guess. If you don't know your specs, what is the model number of your desktop?
  5. maestro0428 said:
    You have a pcie 1.0 slot. All of the new cards are backwards compatible though. Depending on your system specs, many of the cards sold today will be bottle necked by the rest of the system. What do you intend to do with it and what are the specs of your PC?
  6. Sony has poor documentation. You have an intel chipset, that's all I can find, which should be fine. Since you have a pentium 4 I would only suggest a 5450. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131339&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards
  7. Best answer selected by glenndibler.
  8. maestro0428 said:
    You have a pcie 1.0 slot. All of the new cards are backwards compatible though. Depending on your system specs, many of the cards sold today will be bottle necked by the rest of the system. What do you intend to do with it and what are the specs of your PC?


    Thanks for the help I selected a PNY - GeForce GT 610 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card from Best Buy for $44.00, install was a breeze and it works great.
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