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PCI Express 2?!?!

Hello Community!

ricently i bought my new GPU.
I have seems to do something wrong with installing my GPU since it supports PCIE 3,
sine my MB and CPU are supposed to support PCIE 3 i guess i went somewhere wrong,
i would be glad if someone could help me to understand how to connect my GPU with PCIE 3,
or should i leave it on PCIE 2?
or my PC is not even capable in supporting PCIE 3 and i live in a lie? XD


the main "issue"



my specifications:

CPU - i5 3550 (ivy Bridge)
MB - Asus P8H77 V-LE
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600 Mhz
GPU - EVGA GTX 670 superclocked 4GB
SSD - Corsair Force Series 3 120GB 6GB/s
HDD - Samsung 500GB 7200 RPM 12 MB Cache
PSU - Corsair CX 500
Case - Antec P280 Mid Tower
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  1. Did you download and run the freeware utility TechPowerUp GPU-Z?

    When you run it make sure you click on the ? symbol to the right side of the Bus Interface display field to put the GPU under load.
  2. oo right thanks!!

  3. Best answer
    It does not matter if you're using PCIe 2.0 or PCIe 3.0 right now, you're not even reaching the PCIe 2.0 bandwidth cap. PCIe 3.0 will not be needed for another generation or two. Put it on a PCIe 2.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 lane and you'll be fine.

    Your motherboard supports PCIe 3.0 on the very last/bottom lane.

    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8H77-V_LE/E7114_P8H77-V_LE.pdf
  4. Anonymous said:

    Looks like it's working perfectly.
  5. Thanks for your attention and help!
  6. Best answer selected by MrBanger.
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