Does my motherboard support PCI-E 3.0?

Hello. I was looking at a new graphics card (ASUS GTX 660) and i saw that it uses PCI Express 3.0. I was wondering if my motherboard supports that? My motherboard is a MEDIONPC MS-7707.
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  1. It wouldn't matter at all if it had PCI 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 slots. The difference between each is so small you would never notice. This shouldn't concern you the slightest. What you should concern is how good your other components are, so that you do not get any bottleneck in your computer.


    Looking at your motherboard, it looks like PCI 2.0.

    However, like I said. It shouldn't matter. Make sure your processor is quad core, at least 3.0 ghz. 500 Watt power supply. Not sure what other tips I can provide because I don't know the purpose of your computer.

    Anything else I can help you with?
  2. keithmfr said:
    It wouldn't matter at all if it had PCI 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 slots. The difference between each is so small you would never notice. This shouldn't concern you the slightest. What you should concern is how good your other components are, so that you do not get any bottleneck in your computer.


    Looking at your motherboard, it looks like PCI 2.0.

    However, like I said. It shouldn't matter. Make sure your processor is quad core, at least 3.0 ghz. 500 Watt power supply. Not sure what other tips I can provide because I don't know the purpose of your computer.

    Anything else I can help you with?


    Hi Keith. Thank you for your reply. Now that i look at what you said my other components aren't good enough for the graphics card. Do you mind helping me find one that i can actually use for my computer? I would really appreciate it.
    My specs are:
    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2300 @ 2.80GHz
    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    RAM
    4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 636MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Motherboard
    MEDIONPC MS-7707
    Graphics
    512MB GeForce GTS 450 (MSI)
    Hard Drives
    1863GB Seagate ST32000542AS (SATA)
  3. Oh and also my Power Supply is 450W.
  4. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    Memory: Another stick of the exact same memory you already have.
    Storage: Use current HDD, or buy a new SSD.
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card
    PSU: Corsair CX600


    This is what i've come up with so far. You should buy the exact same RAM you have right now. Same speed, same brand, same amount of storage. If it's not the same speed, the motherboard will slow down the faster stick of RAM, resulting in BSOD.

    The i5-3560K is one of the most recommended and purchased Intel Quad Core Processors on the market, and that is why i'm recommending it to you. If you already have a CPU cooler, no need to buy the Hyper 212 Evo.

    Use the hard drive you already have to save some money. Or if you want to go all out you can buy some SSDs, or a new HDD if your previous one is outdated.

    The total cost of this would be around $640 if you purchased it all on Newegg.com.
  5. Since the full load of all the components would be close to 450W, I cannot recommend you use that Power Supply. It will be running at it's full potential, and be very hot. And it will not last very long running at it's constant max output.
  6. What i was asking was if you could find a graphics card that i could use in my computer. Sorry if i confused you.
  7. 9800GT. $45 on amazon.com
  8. Is that the best i can get for my setup?
  9. Without bottlenecking your processor, the best card you could get is a GTX 560.

    That card is around $170 on newegg.
  10. Thank you very much. It's very kind of you to help me this much. I think im gonna look at the 560 then.
  11. One more question actually, is that for all GTX 560 cards? I was looking at a evga or asus card. I dont know if i can use them though.
  12. What cards were you looking at specifically?

    And why don't you think you can use them?

    If you do end up purchasing one, i'd recommend getting a better power supply.
  13. I think im gonna go with the Evga. EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked (01G-P3-1563-KR)
    That one. And also im kind of a hardware noob so thats why.
  14. Good luck with your computer. And everyone starts out as a noob. Don't worry. Looks like a great solid card.

    All the best.
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