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19 Oct 2011  

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Windows 7 x64

Pci e 2.1 is supposedly backwards compatible.
Meaning a 2.1 card should work in a 1.0 slot, which seems to be what you have.

This isn't 100% certainty but I am currently using a 5850 on my old asus board here without problems. (it's just standard pci-e 16x)
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