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Windows 7: pcie 2.1 gpu in 1.0 slot?

18 Apr 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate build 7600 32bit
pcie 2.1 gpu in 1.0 slot?

well, i got Asus M4N68T M LE V2 mobo and i THINK it has pcie 1.x(tried asus site dowsnt tell which pcie it is) and im building my rig atm with this mobo came with joblot(phenom II x2 550). so what it is, is that i want to buy good gpu for it and i wanted to buy a sapphire radeon HD 5830 extreme from gor like 85 pounds. but it says its pcie 2.1 and what it is, whther my mobo will work with it cause dont want to spend more money getting new mobo. any ideas thoughs please comment
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18 Apr 2011   #2


Will work fine with your motherboard, as long as the slot you're putting it in is an x16 slot (the long ones)

Shouldn't have too much of a performance drop with it either.
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18 Apr 2011   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS M4N68T-M LE V2

Got to the link above. Go down the list to Expansion Slots. Red I colored and is for the video card.

Expansion Slots.
1 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI

The PCIe x16 if it is 2.0 does not matter. The 2.1 card is backward compatible to a 2.0 slot.
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