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PCI express 2.0 graphics card on a PCI express mobo

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by TylerZambori, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. TylerZambori New Member

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    hi,

    my mobo doesn;t have PCI express 2.0. It only has regular
    PCI express.

    I just bought a nifty XFX HD 4850 graphics card which
    is PCI express 2.0.

    So now do I have to upgrade the mobo, or will it work
    ok with it?
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    No, PCIE 2.0 is backwards compatable with the first version. Since you are running a single card the extra bandwidth of 2.0 isn't really necessary.
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    You shouldn't see any problems. It will work fine.
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    It should work fine... the updated version probably just got a new 8 pin power connector...
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    No. The 2900XT was the first card to use the 8-pin connector and it wasn't PCI-E 2.0. Also, there are plenty of 2.0 cards with a regular 6-pin connector, including the 4850.

    To the OP... I run a 2.0 card in a regular 1.1 slot myself and I have no problems doing so. It is backwards compatable... you will be fine.
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    PCIe 1.0 or 1.1 mobo is enough for all current VGA

    I using a 4870 with my i965 mobo and its fine!
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    yeah, as long as it doesnt is a gtx 295 you shouldnt notice any performance loss

    @h3llb3nd4 THAT IS MY OLD AVATAR WITH A HAT, WOOT
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    Thank everybody, I am looking forward to my
    new 4850, whee!
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    Yeah, it won't dissapoint you for sure. I was blown away when I installed my 9800gt.
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