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Is it worth using a PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Card on a 2.0 Slot?

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February 27, 2013 6:20:37 AM

Hi guys,

I'm going to get a mother board. I already have a HD3450 512 MB Graphics Card, which is PCI-Express 2.0.

But I just looked at the motheboard specifications that I'm going to get and it has a PCI-E 1.0 slot.
Options in consideration for Motherboard
1). Intel DG35
2). Intel DG31PR
3). Inter S3200

Would I have any problems (in Performance or speed) Using my card in my this motherboard? Considering the Graphics Card PCI interface is 2.0 (NEW) while the Motherboard PCI Interface is 1.0 (Old).

Thanks.
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February 27, 2013 6:27:49 AM

bruce20 said:
Hi guys,

I'm going to get a mother board. I already have a HD3450 512 MB Graphics Card, which is PCI-Express 2.0.

But I just looked at the motheboard specifications that I'm going to get and it has a PCI-E 1.0 slot.
Options in consideration for Motherboard
1). Intel DG35
2). Intel DG31PR
3). Inter S3200

Would I have any problems (in Performance or speed) Using my card in my this motherboard? Considering the Graphics Card PCI interface is 2.0 (NEW) while the Motherboard PCI Interface is 1.0 (Old).

Thanks.

the new video card is backwards to the older 1.0 standard. what you lose is a little speed on the video card.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express
myself i save your money not buy a new mb unless your buying a combo deal..newer intel/amd mb that uses a newer cpu and ddr-3 ram. spending money on a slightly newer mb is tossing money out the window. most low end cpu will kill your cpu/mb in games and real world.
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