So decided to upgrade my graphics card and of course run into some problems My current PC specs are: CPU:AMD II X2 250 Motherboard:Foxconn A6VMX Ram:Patriot 2x 2gb ram PSU;Inter tech 500W video card:nvidia 210() Seems my motherboard have amd 690G chipset and PCIe 1.0 slot which is not compatible with Pcie 2.1 so I should forget about HD 6670 ugrade which is PCIe 2.1 compatible So my question is: Is GTX 550 Ti compatible with my current PC (which should because GTX 550 Ti is PCIe 2.0 slot compatible same as nvidia 210) And last question: Has anyone tried put PCie 3.0 card in Pcie 1.0, is card working fine? Pardon my English
Yes, all versions of PCI Express x16 are interchangeable. The interface will run at the speed of the slower part, the interface or the card's speed. expect some speed reductions because pci-e 1.0 bandwidth is much more slower than an pci-e 3.0
In theory yes it should work. With 2.1 apparently there was compatibility issues for people. However with that being said since 3.0 doesn't have a special .1 revision I'd think it would be safe to try. I guess the better question would a 2.0 card max out a 1.0 slot now bandwidth wise.
Thanks for the replies, never expected that would be so fast So I guess the safest and most affordable option for me would be gtx 550ti I was thinking about getting the gtx 650 since the price was little higher then 550
Here is a link to pricing for the 650 and the 650Ti. I would go with the Ti if you can afford it as the jump is worth it.